German Haselnussplätzchen

Posted May 28, 2012 by
Bake these fine Haselnussplätzchen cookies for Christmas. The Germans use lots of ground nuts in their Christmas baking and Haselnussplätzchen are a joy to bake and eat.

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  • 1/4 90
  • 1/4 90 lightly toasted and ground
  • 1/4 90
  • 1 82
  • 1/4 90 flaked


Sift the flour onto a board and add the hazelnuts, sugar, vanilla sugarr and flaked butter. Quickly knead all the ingredients to a make a dough. Shape the dough into a roll of approx. 1 1/2 inch dia. and put into a cool place.

Cut 1 inch rounds from the roll and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment. Refrigerate once more. Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 360 F for about 10 minutes.

Cover the cookies with chocolate glaze while they are still hot and decorate each cookie with a hazelnut. Leave the cookies to cool at room temperature.

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