Chocolate Hazelnut Biscuits Recipe

Summary

Servings40Cuisine
CourseMethod
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Plain flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Icing sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Unsalted butter125 Gram
 Ground hazelnuts2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Grated lemon rind1 Teaspoon
 Egg yolk1 , lightly beaten
 Dark chocolate60 Gram
 Chopped hazelnuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Or Halved)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 64 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.9%

Saturated Fat 2 g10.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 11.5 mg3.8%

Sodium 0.93 mg0.04%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.38 g1.5%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 0.53 g1.1%

Vitamin A 1.7% Vitamin C 0.43%

Calcium 0.6% Iron 1.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Sift flour, icing sugar and cinnamon together; rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in ground hazelnuts and lemon rind, add egg yolk and combine well to make a dough (your hand is best for this). Knead dough lightly until smooth and chill 30 minutes. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 3mm thickness and cut into rounds or other shapes with a 5cm cutter. Place rounds on lightly greased oven trays and bake in a moderate oven 180C (350F) for 10-15 minutes or until lightly colored. Ease biscuits with a spatula, cool three minutes on trays then remove to a wire rack. Melt chocolate over hot water and spread a little on each cooled biscuit. Top with a sprinkling of chopped hazelnuts or a hazelnut half if desired.
Note: This is a very soft dough. If hard to handle, roll out between two sheets of plastic film and chill before cutting out biscuits. 98
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