Hazelnut sandwich biscuits

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    2 hours 40 min

    I always cut out these biscuits in a diamond shape, that's especially pretty with a hazelnut in the centre but you can cut them out in any shape you like.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 40 biscuits

    • 300g plain flour
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 250g ground hazelnuts
    • For the filling and decoration
    • 20 teaspoons jam or marmalade or your choice
    • 1 recipe royal icing, lemon or hazelnut-flavoured
    • 40 hazelnut halves

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

    1. Mix flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks and hazelnuts until evenly combined and the mix holds together. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray or line with parchment.
    3. Roll out the dough to about 3mm thick on a lightly floured work surface and cut out diamond shaped or round biscuits. Transfer biscuits to prepared tray.
    4. Bake biscuits in the preheated oven until lightly coloured, about 10 to 15 minutes.
    5. While the biscuits are still warm, glue two biscuits together with jam or marmalade, using about 1/2 teaspoon per biscuit. Place on a wire rack to cool.
    6. Meanwhile, prepare the royal icing according to the recipe.
    7. Coat the cooled biscuits with icing and decorate with a hazelnut halve. Let set, then store in airtight tins.

    Royal icing

    Ice the biscuits with this royal icing recipe, or use your favourite.

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