Oma's hazelnut biscuits

    27 min

    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.

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    Serves: 48 

    • 110g butter, softened
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 200g plain flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g ground hazelnuts
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 4 tablespoons hundreds and thousands, or amount needed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Beat the butter, sugar, 1 egg and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and bicarbonate of soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the ground hazelnuts.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 6cm log. Wrap snugly in greaseproof paper, and refrigerate overnight.
    3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Lightly grease baking trays.
    4. Unwrap, and cut the log into 3mm thick slices. Place on prepared baking trays 5cm apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with hundreds and thousands.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.

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    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)