Hazelnut cookies

German Hazelnut Cookies


German Hazelnut Cookies

Recipe by Donna


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A light , buttery cookie packed with chopped hazelnuts.


  • 1 cup whole hazelnuts

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 113 grams unsalted butter

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325F/160C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  • Chop hazelnuts in a food processor. Do not over chop. Reserve 1/4 cup of hazelnuts to sprinkle on top of the cookies.
  • Place softened butter, sugar, vanilla in a stand mixer and beat until pale and fluffy. Can use a handmixer if you don’t have a standmixer.
  • Add egg yolk and mix again. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, so everything is mixed together.
  • Sift flour and salt into cookie mixture. Mix on low until just combined. Add 3/4 cup hazelnuts and mix until just combined.
  • Roll the dough into 12 balls and place onto prepared trays. Using a fork, press down on the cookie a couple of times to flatten it out. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts on the tops, you may need to press the nuts gently into the cookie.
  • Bake cookies for about 15-20 minutes. Check at the 15 minutes stage. The cookies are cooked when the edges are slightly browned on the edges.

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