Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Biscuits

Chocolate Hazelnut Thumbprint Biscuits


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About this recipe: These buttery biscuits simply melt in the mouth. A hazelnut biscuit is filled with dark chocolate and dusted with icing sugar. Perfect for everyday snacking, yet elegant enough for guests.


Makes: 48 biscuits

  • 225g butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 280g plain flour
  • 200g ground hazelnuts
  • 170g plain chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually beat in the egg yolk, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir in the flour and ground hazelnuts with a large spoon.
  3. Shape dough into walnut sized balls and place them 5cm apart on an unprepared baking tray. Make an indentation in the centre of each ball with your finger. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
  4. While the biscuits are baking, melt the chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave. Stir chips until smooth. When biscuits come out of the oven, spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the melted chocolate into the indentation. When completely cool, dust lightly with icing sugar.

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