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Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies With Almonds

Hazelnut shortbread cookies with almonds

How to re-create this recipe:

(Yields 40 cookies)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 Cups of room temperature unsalted Butter 
  • 1/2 a cup of sifted powdered Sugar 
  • 2 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 a cup of pulverized almonds
  • 1 Tbsp of Hazelnut flavored extract 

Putting it together:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 large sheet trays with parchment paper.
  2. Using a standing mixer, cream together the soft butter and sugar until it’s creamy looking and ingredients seem well incorporated. Add the Hazelnut extract and mix for 30 more seconds or so.
  3. Add the all Purpose Flour, continue mixing until the dough just about comes together. Add the almonds and continue to mix for about a minute or so until the dough adheres to itself nicely and sticks together easily. 
  4. Turn the dough out onto a counter that is dusted with some of the powdered sugar. Divide the dough in half and roll it into a log about 6 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. 
  5. wrap the cookie dough in plaster wrap and place the logs in the fridge for 30 minutes so they can firm up. 
  6. After 30 minutes, slice the logs into 3/4th inch round slices and place them on the sheet trays, making 4 rows of 5 cookies. 
  7. Bake them for 15 minutes and make sure to place them on a wire rack or clean cool surface to cool afterwards. Enjoy!

Nourishment for your body: Almonds contain an array of important nutrients for our bodies. Just 1 ounce serving of almonds contains 6 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fiber, healthy types of fat, high amount of vitamin E , Manganese and Magnesium. 

Tips when cooking: Toasting the almonds for about 10 minutes in a 300 degree oven before pulverizing them will enhance their flavor. I love making shortbread cookies because they are relatively simple and easy to make, are a crowd pleaser and go great with a cup of tea or coffee. I also love these cookies because I can experiment with different flavor profiles. Instead of using Hazelnut extract, you can consider the following extracts; Orange Blossom, Amaretto, Chocolate, Lavender, Vanilla. 

 

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