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Hazelnut and Almond Cookies

Hazelnut and Almond Cookies

Chuck

Chuck

This northern Italian cookie is crispy on the outside and chewy within, with a nice nutty flavor.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 94 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 7 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C). Grease cookies sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Add sugar and beat until mixture is thick and white. Stir in chopped almonds and chopped hazelnuts.
  3. Pour mixture into saucepan over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until thick and beige, about 10 minutes. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
  4. Bake about 20 minutes, until cookies are dry to the touch. Let cool on wire rack.
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Reviews

Robin
17

Robin

9/24/2007

I have made these cookies twice, and they are always well-received. I opted not to skin the hazelnuts at all - it adds more healthy fiber to the cookies. Cooking the batter long enough for it to be slightly firm will help the cookies bake up taller and not spread out. Adding cinnamon is also quite good.

CPYB
15

CPYB

11/13/2002

I think this recipe is great, so simple yet very tasty. I have tasted a similar version from one of our local Italian bakeries, and had been searching for this recipe forever. I have added melted chocolate to the batter and it turned out quite well. Unlike the previous poster, my cookies didn't spread at all, which to me is wrong as I think they actually SHOULD come out flat and thin. As to the skinless hazelnuts, I chopped mine in half, in anticipation of the cookies coming out flat, and roasted them in the oven, and the skin just peeled right off. If you like nutty cookies, this is a must try.

SAM100
12

SAM100

11/13/2002

I was a bit disapointed in the height of the cookies, I thought they would have baked higher rather than flat. It also took alot longer than I had anticipated, since it was difficult to located filbert nuts NOT in the skin. I would have hoped for a more almond, paste tasting center.

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