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Recipe

Christmas hazelnut biscuits

Your friends and family will marvel at these artistic and clever Christmas hazelnut cookies.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 30 mins cooking
  • 15 mins marinating
  • Serves 8, Makes 20
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Christmas hazelnut biscuits

Ingredients

Christmas hazelnut biscuits
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 70 gram ground hazelnuts
  • 100 gram unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Method

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl. Mix in the nuts. Rub the butter into the mixture until it has the texture of breadcrumbs.
  • 2
    Add the egg yolks to form a soft dough. Divide the mixture in half and mix one portion with the cocoa.
  • 3
    Roll each portion out thinly on a floured surface. Using cutters in two different sizes, cut out the biscuits.
  • 4
    With a pastry brush, coat the underside of the small biscuit with egg white and place on top of the larger biscuit.
  • 5
    Place the biscuits on a greased tray and chill for 30 minutes.
  • 6
    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.

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