Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies
Ingredients8 h 27 m servings 52
- 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.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
- 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.
- Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.
Per Serving: 52 calories; 2.8 6 0.8 13 48 Full nutrition
ReviewsRead all reviews 10
Initially I felt these cookies were a little on the bland side eventhough my whole family liked them. I did however make a few changes to the recipe. First, the dough was too dry, so I added 2...
these were delicious! definitely will be an addition to the christmas collection - (My great aunt used to make something similiar at christmas,....ahhh,..the memories!)
These were good but lacked the specialness of a Christmas cookie. Thanks for sharing.
I agree with those whom were impressed by them, and disagreed with those that felt they were too bland, or lacked 'specialness'. I think sometimes we Americans feel shortchanged if we don't get...
My great-grandma always made these cookies, not with hazelnuts but with (yuck) walnuts. These didn't taste like hers, but it's only because my great-grandmother made her own butter from raw mil...
I’m gonna confess right off the bat that I did 2 things different than the recipe: I only processed the nuts to a coarse chop, and I added about 1/2 a teaspoon of almond extract. That said, WOW....
This recipe was nice and easy to make. I added a bit of almond extract and chopped almonds as other reviewer suggested, but not to the batter, I thought they'd look nice instead of the sprinkles...