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Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    8 h 27 m
KitchenGeisha

KitchenGeisha

An ice box cookie, these were one of the two Christmas cookie recipes my German grandmother made every year until her death at age 92. While they may not be fancy like other Christmas cookies recipes, they are easy to make and taste very nutty. They make me think of Christmas and my grandmother every time I enjoy one.

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  • Calories:
  • 52 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Beat the butter, sugar, egg, and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and baking soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the hazelnuts.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 1/2 inch log. Wrap snugly in wax paper, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  4. Unwrap, and cut the log into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with sprinkles.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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REf

12/23/2009

Initially I felt these cookies were a little on the bland side eventhough my whole family liked them. I did however make a few changes to the recipe. First, the dough was too dry, so I added 2 TB of milk. Secondly, I could not find ground hazelnuts, so I tried to ground whole ones in my blender, but ended up with powdered hazelnuts. If I'd had larger pieces I think these would have been better. Lastly I frosted the cookies with Nutella which seemed to help a lot.

moonshine7015
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moonshine7015

9/30/2008

these were delicious! definitely will be an addition to the christmas collection - (My great aunt used to make something similiar at christmas,....ahhh,..the memories!)

Farm Wife
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Farm Wife

12/21/2007

These were good but lacked the specialness of a Christmas cookie. Thanks for sharing.

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