Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hazelnut cookies

Here is one of my favorite family Christmas recipes. I made them this week to eat and give to friends:

German Hazelnut Cookies
3 eggs
4 cups hazelnuts, finely chopped in a food processor
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/4 sticks butter
3 cups flour
cinnamon and nutmeg to please
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Mix ingredients together. Roll out and cut with cookie cutters or into squares. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes.

When cookies are cooling, mix lemon juice with powdered sugar to make a thin glaze. Glaze cookies when cool.

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