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Recipes

Hazelnut Orange Cookies

Hazelnut Orange Cookies

These shortbreads smell like Christmas- but they’re great all year round. Makes around 40 cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ tsp clove, ground
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • Zest of one small orange
  • Hazelnuts for garnish (opt.)

Method

  1. 1

    Roast hazelnuts in the oven, at 350°F, for around 5 minutes.

  2. 2

    Let cool a few minutes, then peel the hazelnuts with your hands or by rubbing them together in a dishrag.

  3. 3

    Place hazelnuts and sugar in a food processor. Grind into a powder.

  4. 4

    Add flour, salt, and spices and pulse to mix well.

  5. 5

    Add butter and orange zest and stir blend until it forms into a dough.

  6. 6

    Separate dough in half. Form into 2 cylinders around 1 ½ inches in diameter. Wrap cylinders in a parchment paper or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  7. 7

    Heat oven to 350 °F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.

  8. 8

    Remove dough from fridge and slice cookies ¼ inch thick. Lay cookies on the tray and decorate with hazelnuts if desired.

  9. 9

    Bake for 8-10 minutes.

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