Monday, November 16, 2009

FINDIKLI KURABİYE



 HAZELNUT COOKIES


I like hazelnut a lot...
I searched for a good hazelnut cookie recipe for a while and I just couldn't find a good one. Finally, I ended up making my own:)
I decided to use hazelnut meal for the dough to reach max hazelnut flavor and coated them with chopped hazelnut. With the coat, cookies became very crunchy and tasty.
If you are like me, you will just love these cookies.

Makes 18 cookies.


Ingredients:
  • 2+1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of hazelnut meal
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 stick melted butter 
  • 2 tbsp of plain yogurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnut
  • 1 egg white
Whisk sugar, egg yolk,yogurt in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and whisk. Add flour,vanilla sugar, baking soda and hazelnut meal and knead. Cover with plastic wrap and rest the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take it out and knead again. Take small parts ( about the size of an walnut ) from the dough and give them the shape of small balls and press them gently while they are still between your palms and  dip them ( just one side of the cookies )  first into egg white and then coat them with chopped hazelnut .Rest in the refrigerator for another 30 minutes. Preheat the oven 350 F. Bake the cookies for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What gorgeous cookies! They muste taste heavenly!

Cheers,

Rosa

shayma said...

Iffet, those biscuits look scrumptious. all they need is some good tea. the photo is also very beautiful. xx

Alexandra said...

I will make these for my birthday! I, too, LOVE hazelnuts!

pityenlacocina said...

i love hazenut as well, this biscuits look soooo delicious, cant wait to try them, cheers from london

Jolita said...

You either love cookies so much or have many eaters at home! In my home, after baking anything, we end up bringing all the delights to workmates. Love your photos!!!

My Turkish Kitchen said...

Thank you Rosa, Shayma, Alexandra, Pity.

Jolita, it is both I love cookies but usually bake them for my friends, guests.

Iffet