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Hazelnut Cookies

Posted April 16, 2016 by Squires Kitchen Shop

Hazelnut Cookies

This easy-to-make cookie recipe can be adapted with different ingredients to suit your taste. Here white chocolate provides a creamy sweetness which goes well with the crunch of the hazelnuts.
Makes 24 large cookies
You will need
  • 100g (3½oz) unsalted butter
  • 130g (4½oz) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½tsp vanilla paste
  • 180g (6¼oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120g (4¼oz) white chocolate, melted
  • 280g (9¾oz) hazelnuts
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F/gas mark 3) and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla paste and mix until they are all incorporated.
  4. Sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda and fold into the mix.
  5. Add the melted chocolate, making sure it’s not too hot, then mix in the hazelnuts.
  6. Roll the mixture into a large sausage shape measuring 15cm x 7cm (6” x 2¾”) in parchment paper.
  7. Leave to rest in the fridge for 1 hour or until firm.
  8. Cut the dough into slices approximately 1cm (3/8”) thick and place on the tray, leaving about 2cm (¾”) in between them.
  9. Bake for 10–15 minutes or until they slightly crack on top. Try not to overcook them as they should be chewy in the middle when cool.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.