I can’t believe that in a week time it’ll be the very half of the year.
2012, you’re going fast !
In the same time, I look forward to this second half of year. Travel and meeting people, new and loved ones, make me all excited about this time to come !
Anticipation works like a good fuel…
But for now it’s about these cookies. Light and nutty. Hazelnut-y I should say.
If you have followed the blog for a while, you should know by now that when it comes to nut, I’m all for it.
Like walnut, hazelnut has an interesting pattern on the shell and on the nut itself, with in plus this beautiful warm colour that gave its name to a shade of brown.
Lovable all around !
From hazelnut, the cookies keep none of the visual characteristics but its taste, which is enough to qualify them as good. And after reading this who knows they might have mighty power too…
They are yet another version of those cookies.
80gr ground hazelnut
200gr unsalted butter, soften and diced
60gr finely ground brown sugar or icing sugar
200gr chocolate for dipping (optional)
In a bowl mix with your hand all the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Let it rest covered in a cool place (not the fridge) for 30 minutes to one hour. Butter two baking trays -or line them with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180°C/356°F. Roll down the dough on a lightly floured work surface and cut out cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove carefully from oven (they will be still soft) on to a cooling rack. Melt chocolate in a water bath and dip half cookie in it or alternatively just coat with a spatula half of each cookie with chocolate.