Hazelnut cookies (daddy long legs)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
5 ounces Unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup Granulated sugar
2 larges Eggs, room temp.
10 ounces Whole hazelnuts, toasted
2¼ cup Unsifted all purpose flour

Bruschetta - These recipes are from an Italian cooking class...

Crisp and crunchy, sort of biscotti like. Intense hazelnut flavor. Easy to make, can refrigerate dough for 10 days or freeze for a month. They keep ten days after baking (but not in MY house!).

In the large bowl cream the butter with an electric mixer at med. low speed until smooth, about one minute. Beat in sugar at med. speed until well combined and slightly fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined. Lower speed, add the whole nuts all at once, then add the flour gradually. Mix just until thoroughly blended. Some of the nuts will remain whole, which gives a nice mosaic pattern to the finished cookies.

Divide dough into four equal portions. With floured fingertips, form each portion into a rectangular brick 10 inches long, 2 inches wide, and ¾ inch high. Wrap each in plastic and refrigerate until firm, for at least 4 hours. It is important to refrigerate for this length of time because the nuts absorb some of the moisture, making it easy to slice uniform cookies without the nuts breaking. Using a sharp knife, cut ⅜ inch thick slices and place them, cut side down, ½ inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake, one sheet at a time, for just 8 minutes. The cookies' surface will be dull, not shiniy. Remove baking sheet from the oven and turn cookies over with a metal spatula. Return to oven and bake about 7 to 10 minutes more or until pale golden and crisp. Remove with a metal spatula to a wire rack to cool.

Stack in an airtight metal container and store at room temp. up to ten days.

Posted to FOODWINE Digest 13 Mar 97 by Nancy Brandt <Nancy.Brandt@...> on Mar 14, 1997

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