Chocolate meets hazelnut! These chocolate hazelnut biscuits are great for giving away at Christmas, but also look good on your own coffee table.
Only a few days left, then it's time – Santa Claus comes and has one or the other present in the luggage. I like to prepare love for my loved ones and am looking forward to the bright eyes of my little one. He gets a red scooter this year and the little mouse gets a cuddly toy and a larger pitch bed. Atypically, I do not like shopping so much. In the center, the shops are packed with thousands of people – shopping is no fun for me. Only gifts that I would like to see before I buy in the shop. But then I tend to get away in the small sweet shops and boutiques. Luckily I'm done with this year's gift purchase. Most are already packed.
What's missing are some homemade treats. In my last post I already have the recipe for the Spiced chocolate presented. This time there are very chocolaty chocolate hazelnut biscuits. The recipe I found in this year's edition of the “Christmas Bakery” by LandKind. Of course I adapted the recipe a bit to my needs.
For the cookies, plenty of chocolate is processed, so that the biscuit gets an intense Schokonote. The hazelnuts I used just before the preparation ground. If you have the opportunity, you should definitely do that. The nuts are on the whole not only cheaper to buy, they also have a much better flavor and are not that dry.
Chocolate and hazelnut biscuits
The recipe for delicious chocolate hazelnut biscuits.
Cooking time:20 minutes
Total time:40 minutes
300 g dark chocolate
150 g butter
170 g raw cane sugar
1 Msp. Vanilla
225 g spelled flour
1 1/2 TL baking powder
150 g ground hazelnuts
1 pinch of salt
First, melt the chocolate with the butter in a saucepan. It works best over a water bath.
Meanwhile, cane sugar, vanilla and eggs are stirred foamy. After about 5 minutes, a nice pale yellow frothy texture is created.
Mix the flour with the baking powder, a pinch of salt and the ground hazelnuts.
After the chocolate and butter have melted, they are carefully pulled under the sugar-egg mixture.
Now add the nut flour mixture and stir well. I used a wooden spatula for this.
The dough should now be cold for at least one hour.
Cover two baking trays with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Now form the cooled dough into walnut sized balls. Roll the balls in powdered sugar and spread them on the baking sheet with a little space.
The cookies bake for 8-9 minutes at 180 degrees.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a few relaxing days between the years!