Christmas biscuits recipe: with hazelnuts

Christmas biscuits recipe: a festive treat with hazelnuts

  • Easy

Learn how to make these tasty party delicacies made with fresh produce from the garden and foraged fruit and nuts. Recipes Lia Leendertz, photographs Jason Ingram, styling Clare Gardner-Medwin

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These tasty Christmas biscuits are a lovely festive food, and can be used for eating straight away or as a gift. But to be warned, shelling hazelnuts for this Christmas biscuit recipe is not a fast job, so you will need to set a little time aside in advance to grapple with your hoard. You could event use star-shaped cutters and hang these biscuits from the Christmas tree.

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Christmas biscuits recipe

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Ingredients

  • Butter 125g
  • Golden caster sugar 150g
  • Plain flour 150g
  • Shelled hazelnuts 75g
  • Egg yolk 1

Method

  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together until pale and fluffy.

  • Step 2

    Blitz the hazelnuts to a fine powder in a food processor and add to the bowl, together with the rest of the ingredients. Use a little water to bring the mixture together.

  • Step 3

    Knead lightly, form into a ball, wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (gas mark 4).

  • Step 4

    Roll out half the mixture at a time, keeping the other half refrigerated.

  • Step 5

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out to  5mm thick, cut out shapes and transfer them to a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.

  • Step 6

    Bake for about 15 minutes, until light brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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