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Totenbeinli (Swiss Hazelnut 'Legs')

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a tasty hazelnut cookie found mostly in the Graubuenden region of Switzerland. The name means 'legs'."
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35 m servings 85
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition, then stir in the orange juice, lemon zest, and cinnamon. Fold in the flour and hazelnuts, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Form into 1/2 inch by 3 inch sticks, and place onto a baking sheet 1 inch apart.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until brown around the edges, about 15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before serving.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 85 calories; 4.5 10.3 1.6 10 10 Full nutrition

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I guess to have an appreciation for have to have spent some time in Switzerland. They are sticky, but they are FABULOUS!! Love 'em!! These are for a more sophisticated palat. You mus...

These cookies are a sticky mess.

this recipe is fine but there's a very important step missing!! once you have dough - put between two sheets of parchment or plastic wrap and roll out to 1cm. refrigerate for a good 30min and ...

I always make mine the night before and let them rest on the pan before baking. Totenbeidli actually means "little dead legs". I have not tried this particular recipe for them but I highly rec...