Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 8+ hrs

Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

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"An ice box cookie, these were one of the two Christmas cookie recipes my German grandmother made every year until her death at age 92. While they may not be fancy like other Christmas cookies recipes, they are easy to make and taste very nutty. They make me think of Christmas and my grandmother every time I enjoy one."

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Original recipe makes 48 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    8 hrs 27 mins

Directions

  1. Beat the butter, sugar, egg, and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and baking soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the hazelnuts.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 1/2 inch log. Wrap snugly in wax paper, and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  4. Unwrap, and cut the log into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with sprinkles.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.
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Dec 23, 2009

Initially I felt these cookies were a little on the bland side eventhough my whole family liked them. I did however make a few changes to the recipe. First, the dough was too dry, so I added 2 TB of milk. Secondly, I could not find ground hazelnuts, so I tried to ground whole ones in my blender, but ended up with powdered hazelnuts. If I'd had larger pieces I think these would have been better. Lastly I frosted the cookies with Nutella which seemed to help a lot.

 
Sep 30, 2008

these were delicious! definitely will be an addition to the christmas collection - (My great aunt used to make something similiar at christmas,....ahhh,..the memories!)

 

5 Ratings

Dec 21, 2007

These were good but lacked the specialness of a Christmas cookie. Thanks for sharing.

 
Jun 24, 2012

Tasty and easy.. took to church potluck.. they vanished

 
Dec 08, 2013

I agree with those whom were impressed by them, and disagreed with those that felt they were too bland, or lacked 'specialness'. I think sometimes we Americans feel shortchanged if we don't get all the bells and whistles, or if every lily isn't gilded; gastronomically speaking. On my perfect Christmas cookie platter, there are the 'fancy', rich, or showy ones, and then the 'plainer', simple, or unadorned ones. There is a place for both, I think, and I thought these were wonderful. It reminded me of a part of what best about German cooking. Thank you Oma Kiener, and Oma Keiner's children!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 52 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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