Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella
Who doesn’t know the story about Cinderella and her prince? A love-story not only for children, as every girl is dreaming of her prince on the white horse coming one day to find and give her everlasting happiness.
I remember that fairy-tale movie very well and I have seen it many times. It was – and still is – one of the many Christmas movies on the TV. For some reason in English it is called ‘Three Wishes for Cinderella”. It came out in 1973.
Hazelnuts normally are not my favorite nuts, I like more walnuts. But these little cookies are special. I found a recipe on this page. Super simple and super fast. The taste is great, the consistency perfect. I changed a little the original recipe as I used Xylitol as sugar and doubled the recipe to make two types: one simple and one with yummy mango-orange jam and chocolate. I think a nice option would be also pumpkin spice in the dough.
A few friends had to be my guinea pigs and they liked the cookies very much.
And here is your first Christmas Cookie idea!
Preheat the oven to 170°C/340°F.
In a bowl beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
Add the sugar of your choice and beat again until well incorporated.
Add the hazelnut flour and fold in the flour, best with a spatula or a wooden spoon.
Form little balls of the cookie dough and place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Press the balls down to get a cookie shape and sprinkle on half on them some icing sugar.
In the other half of the cookies press a hole with a spoon handle, fill the holes with some jam and place some chocolate chips on the top in order to cover the jam more or less.
Now place the cookies in the oven and let them bake until golden, around 12 - 15 minutes, not longer.
Let them cool well on a cooling rack and then sprinkle again some icing sugar on the non-jam- cookies.
As sugar I used Xylit, but you can use as well coconut sugar or any other you like as long it is granulated and no honey (honey has to much humidity and alters the consistency of the dough).
You can omit the icing sugar and leave them plain.
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