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Hazelnut Cookies - CNY 2010



This is the first time that I'm using Hazelnuts to make cookies and was delighted with the result for they tasted good, nutty!
A little about Hazelnuts ....these nuts have been deemed to be most beneficial to heart health.  The vitamin E in them is essential for the healthy heart muscles and also necessary for the normal functioning of the reproduction system.  Vitamin E also serves as a protection against anemia, a deficiency of blood and among all the nuts, hazelnuts are the lowest in saturated fat.  Consuming 25gm of hazelnuts per day protects the body against heart disease, hence it's essential to add this nutritious item to our daily diet.




Mix all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and slowly incorporate them to form a pliable dough.
For a change, I'm using a cookie cutter to stamp out the cookies.


Place the cookies onto a baking sheet, about 1/2 an inch apart, apply egg glaze.
After about 15  mins., the sweet aroma of hazelnut cookies fills the air!





Not only can I add this recipe to my CNY collection, this heart shaped cookies make an ideal gift come this Valentine's day which is on 14th February, 2010 and which coincides with Chinese New Year ......To all of you  .........  'Happy Valentine's Day and Gong Xi Fa Cai'


Recipe for Hazelnut Cookies

Ingredients
  • 250 gm ground hazelnuts
  • 325 gm plain flour
  • 2.1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1  tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 1  tsp salt
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
  • 150 gm icing sugar
  • 1 egg slightly beaten + a pinch of salt as egg glaze
Method
  1. Sift the flour with the baking powder, sodium bicarbonate and salt into a  mixing bowl.
  2. Sift in the icing sugar and add in the ground hazelnuts.  Mix thoroughly.
  3. Gradually add in the vegetable oil and mix into the mixture to form a pliable dough.
  4. Rest dough for about 20 to 30 mins.
  5. Roll dough out in between 2 plastic sheets to about 1/4 inch thick, cut with cookie cutter of your choice.
  6. Place on baking sheet about 1/2 an inch apart, apply egg glaze.
  7. Bake in preheated oven @ 180 deg C for about 15 mins. or till golden brown.
  8. Cool on wire rack completely before storing in cookie jars.
Note :  For variation, substitute with ground almonds.

Comments

  1. Ain't they just cute! I shall do more cookie-baking!

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  2. WOW Cheah! This looks so cute. I love hazelnuts and this melt in ur mouth cookies also melt in your heart :)
    新年好!Happy Valentine's Day!

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  3. Angie
    There's still time for CNY cookies! Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Anncoo
    Thanks! A very Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones!

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  4. that looks gorgeous. Conicidentally, I bought a heart shape cookie cutter today as well.... heh

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  5. More cookies to go? Love the recipe. I bet it taste yummy! I've all packed up and started to gather everythings in the goodie bags for hand delivery.

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  6. penny
    Ya, heart shaped cookies for Valentine's day!

    Kristy
    Thanks. Am I on the list?

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  7. Whah....romantic cookies! So many of them? Who are you sharing your love? Any for me? I need more than one :D

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  8. Mary
    I'll be most delighted to share some with you. Happy Valentine-Chinese New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  9. The two big days to come together... Exciting!! Happy February :)

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  10. the lacquer spoon
    Happy Valentine and a Very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  11. hi cheah :). thanks for visiting! i love the heart shaped cookies. its so funny that cny falls on valentines day :). i should make these for my other . so cute and sound nice

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  12. Ann
    Just make these for your other half ~ action speaks louder than words!

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  13. Nice lovely cookies for CNY, agree Hazelnut is good for the heart!

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  14. Thanks Pete. Can imagine that you're also busy preparing for CNY!
    Happy Valentine-Chinese New Year to you and your loved ones!

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  15. They look so cute! Perfect for valentines & CNY!

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  16. pigpigscorner
    Yes, killing two birds with one stone!

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