Sift flour and salt into the cookie batter. Meanwhile, prepare a dishtowel (I prefer my 'waffle-knit' one for this) by folding up the edges so that when you pour on the hazelnuts, they wouldn't roll all over the place. Clean up was easy too, just a quick wash in the sink. Have you ever tested this with any no-calorie sweeteners like Swerve? I had to put my cookies in the freezer so we wouldn’t eat them all in one day! Using a fork, press down on the cookie a couple times (horizontally and vertically) to flatten it out. I scoop out the 'skinless' nuts into a bowl and the ones that still have their skins clinging to them, I put into a large metal sieve. Hazelnuts are another thing I associate with Germany. They will stick if you try to do this when they are still warm. They also make great 'hostess gifts.' A hearty Oktoberfest meal for any time of the year! Make it easier to convert between cups and grams, etc. Prepare 3 cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper. The first year I lived in Hamburg, my German host mom made all kinds of delicious holiday cookies. When the nuts have been roasted about 10 minutes, carefully pour them into the dishtowel. Also, they bring back memories of my sister and I sitting at the kitchen table, busy cracking hazelnuts! Loaded with fresh hazelnuts, these crispy cookies are also soft and airy. That's the result. This sounds yummy. But I sure did help eat them. Mine took a full 15 minutes to bake at 300F but my oven runs a bit cool and I didn’t bump up the temperature like I usually do. |   Grab Oma's cookbooks! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Copyright 2008-2020  (aka |   All Rights Reserved   |  Site Map |  Privacy Policy   |   Powered by: Make Your Knowledge Sell! While they may not be fancy like other Christmas cookies … (Click here to check the price of this Cuisinart mini food processor.). Take a peek at all Oma's eCookbooks. I'm a food writer and cookbook author, always looking to find ways to pass on my German heritage using local ingredients. Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. I even put them in the freezer for about 1 hour first. But it’s an option to try if you’re a chocolate lover, and I might experiment with it when I made these cookies for this year’s fall and winter holiday parties. Another idea: spread a little Nutella on top of or between two cookies to make a cookie sandwich. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form the dough into 18 balls and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Using a ", Hi, I'm Oma Gerhild! I don’t like having lots of kitchen gadgets cluttering up my kitchen counters, cupboards, and pantry. So I tend to make do with my high quality but basic cooking and baking tools, even if it takes a little longer or requires a little more effort. Mine took a full 15 minutes to bake at 300F/150C. Even though I grew up in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where 99% of US hazelnuts are grown, I don’t think I’d even tried a hazelnut until I moved to Germany. time. Her recipes are authentic, and she truly has an amazing assortment included from sauerbraten to spätzle and everything in between. Set aside 3/4 of the chopped hazelnuts to use in the cookie dough and 1/4 to sprinkle on top. That happened in the photo above. German Hazelnut Cookies are the perfect holiday treat. The cookies are ready when the edges are golden brown. I pulsed mine about 10 times. In about 30 minutes (half of that is bake time) you can enjoy a plate of these easy German cookies. Such good memories! Wunderbar food. The chopped hazelnuts on top toast while baking and add a deeper flavor that pairs well with the untoasted hazelnuts in the cookies. ➤ Mary Marshall, Cooking with Mary and Friends and Food Columnist with Camden Living Magazine, Oma's store  | Breads  |  Cakes  |  Cookies  |  Desserts  |  Dumplings  |  Meats  |  SPÄTZLE  |  Salads  |  Soups  |  Vegetables  |  Vegan |  Oktoberfest |  COOKBOOKS | Terms and conditions | eCookbook FAQ.