Hazelnut Cookies

These cookies made with ground hazelnuts and decorated with blue icing are a popular treat for Hanukkah.


Hazelnut Cookies

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Servings: 36
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1 3/4  cups 
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup 
    finely ground hazelnuts
  • 1   teaspoon 
    poppy seed (optional)
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    baking powder
  • 3/4  cup 
    margarine, softened (see Note, below)
  • 3/4  cup 
    granulated sugar
  • 1   
    egg
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 2   cups 
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 2 - 3   tablespoons 
    apple juice
  •  
    Blue food coloring
Directions
1.
In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, ground hazelnuts, poppy seed (if using), and baking powder; set aside.
2.
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine and granulated sugar together with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until fluffy. Add egg and the 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until combined. Cover and chill dough at least 3 hours or until easy to handle.
3.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled dough to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Using 2-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cutouts about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
4.
Bake cookies in a 375 degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
5.
For apple icing, in a medium mixing bowl stir together powdered sugar, the 1 teaspoon vanilla, and enough apple juice to make a glaze. Divide in half. Tint half of the icing with blue food coloring; leave other half white. Decorate cooled cookies with white and blue apple icing. Makes about 36 cookies.
Test Kitchen Note:

1.
When selecting margarine for baking, be sure it contains no less than 70 percent vegetable oil and that it is called margarine on the label. For most cookie baking, do not use any product called a spread or those products labeled diet, whipped, liquid, or soft. They have a high water content and do not give satisfactory baking results.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 105, Fat, total (g) 5, chol. (mg) 6, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 14, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (RE) 41.21, vit. C (mg) 0, sodium (mg) 52, calcium (mg) 0, iron (mg) 0.36, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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