Finally Baking Season :) It’s getting harder to come by some flour because it always seems to be sold out. Well, I have stashed some away, so I should be save for a week ;)
I don’t really have a yearly baking schedule and no cookies that I come back for every year. I just use what I have and then bake what I feel like. You have favorite cookie that is a must for Christmas? I am sort of still searching. And this year I also hope to make some sourdough cookies. Hope that works out somehow.
Anyway, first cookies this year were those hazelnut cookies. They are pretty easy and don’t take more than 15 minutes of your time. They are pretty classic butter cookies but with some hazelnuts. Not overly sweet with a nice tender crumb, ready to be dipped in some molten chocolate. Or eaten as is. And foolproof. Perfect first cookies to get into the spirit ;)
- 1 Cup / 100g ground hazelnuts
- ¾ Cups / 95g flour
- ¼ Cup / 50g sugar (+ another 3-4Tbsp. if you like sweeter cookies)
- scant ½ Cup / 100g butter
- 1 egg yolk
- dusting sugar (optional)
In a bowl simply mix all the ingredients together with your hands until a smooth. Cover in clear film and place in the fridge for about an hour.
Cover a baking tray with baking sheet and preheat oven to 16°C.
Tear off small pieces of dough (smaller than a golfball) and place with some space apart on the baking sheet. Press down with your palm and if you want you can use a fork to grave a pattern in the dough.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Take out and let cool. If desired cover with dusting sugar.