Hazelnut stars

    1 hour 37 min

    These German Christmas biscuits with hazelnuts are especially pretty when decorated with glace cherries.

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    Makes: 2 baking trays

    • 150g butter, slightly softened
    • 120g icing sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 250g plain flour
    • 70g unsweetened cocoa
    • 100g finely ground hazelnuts
    • For the icing
    • 200g icing sugar
    • 3 tablespons lemon juice
    • morello glace cherries, halved (optional)

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr37min 

    1. In a bowl mix butter with icing sugar and egg yolk till combined. In another bowl mix cocoa and flour, and sift over butter mixture. Mix till it holds together as a ball. Place in an airtight container or wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 190-200 C / Gas 4-6. Grease a baking tray.
    3. Roll out mixture on a lightly floured working surface about 4mm thick. Using a large star shaped biscuit cutter, cut out stars and place on baking tray. Backofen ca. 7 - 10 Minuten backen.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool.
    5. In a bowl stir icing sugar with enough lemon juice to make a thick yet still spreadable icing. Spread icing on biscuits and decorate each star with a cherry half.

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