Italian Cocoa and Hazelnut Christmas Cookies
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.
  • 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
  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