My German grandmother made these every year. A lovely simple biscuit, made with ground hazelnuts. Decorate with hundreds and thousands as suggested, or try demerara sugar.
Initially I felt these cookies were a little on the bland side eventhough my whole family liked them. I did however make a few changes to the recipe. First, the dough was too dry, so I added 2 TB of milk. Secondly, I could not find ground hazelnuts, so I tried to ground whole ones in my blender, but ended up with powdered hazelnuts. If I'd had larger pieces I think these would have been better. Lastly I frosted the cookies with Nutella which seemed to help a lot. - 22 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
these were delicious! definitely will be an addition to the christmas collection - (My great aunt used to make something similiar at christmas,....ahhh,..the memories!) - 30 Sep 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were good but lacked the specialness of a Christmas cookie. Thanks for sharing. - 21 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)