Makes about 24 cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1/2 cup hazelnuts, ground
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup toffee bits
sliced hazelnuts, optional
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and hazelnuts. Once combined, gradually add in the flour. Fold in the toffee bits with a spatula.
Using a cookie scooper, drop teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Top with sliced hazelnuts if you choose. Bake for approximately 8 minutes. The cookies should still be light in color and the bottom edges a little darker than golden brown. Transfer the cookies immediately to a rack to cool.