I love hazelnuts in my salads, in my chocolate, and in cookies. Christmas is a cookie event for me, and these hazelnut cookies have been in my family for generations. Since they contain no flour, I make them for my gluten-free friends every year for holiday gifts.
These cookies also contain no butter; all the fat comes from the nuts. The fat in hazelnuts, a.k.a. filbert nuts, is not saturated fat like butter, and these little nuts are considered a heart-healthy food. In addition to being cholesterol-free, hazelnuts are high in vitamin E and are a decent source of protein and fiber.
To see the recipe and nutritional facts, just read more. My Grandmother Ingredients 2 eggs, well beaten Directions Makes 36 cookies (one cookie = one serving)
Hazelnut Christmas Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups finely ground hazelnuts
2 eggs, well beaten
Makes 36 cookies (one cookie = one serving)
I love these cookies, and even though they contain some protein and fiber, they are still cookies. But they sure do pair well with coffee early in the morning.