Italian Cocoa and Hazelnut Christmas Cookies
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Recipe Type: Baking, Chocolate
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 12 biscuits if made with large stencils
 
These homemade Italian biscuits are something special and even the most simple recipe, like this, becomes delicious when made in various shapes and styles.
Ingredients
  • 100 g (3½ oz-½ cup) toasted and chopped hazelnuts
  • 200 g (7 oz) high quality butter
  • 150 g (5½ 0z) raw sugar
  • 350 g (12 oz) Farro flour (or Kamut flour, or other unrefined flours)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 organic large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Chop the hazelnuts in a food processor and mix the ingredients together until dough is soft but firm.
  2. Form a ball and let rest in refrigerator for thirty minutes. Once removed from the refrigerator, knead the dough for a few minutes and, after lying, derive forms of Christmas tree (or other shape) with the appropriate mold.
  3. Place the cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 180° C (350°F/gas 4) for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Decorate as desired with a dusting of cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/italian-cocoa-hazelnut-christmas-cookies/