Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

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An ice box cookie, these were one of the two Christmas cookie recipes my German grandmother made every year until her death at age 92. While they may not be fancy like other Christmas cookies recipes, they are easy to make and taste very nutty. They make me think of Christmas and my grandmother every time I enjoy one.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 27 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
48 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup ground hazelnuts

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup multicolored candy sprinkles (jimmies), or amount needed (Optional)

Directions

  1. Beat the butter, sugar, egg, and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and baking soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the hazelnuts.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 1/2 inch log. Wrap snugly in wax paper, and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

  4. Unwrap, and cut the log into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with sprinkles.

  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

52 Calories
3g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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