Kissingers. My grandma has been making them since I remember. There isn’t Christmas without them. No one in our family actually knows where my grandma got the recipe or why they’re called that way. So as far as I managed to find out, they’re originally from Bavaria, Germany.
Anyway, this is my healthier version, but for my grandmother’s sake I’m also adding an original recipe:
150 g wheat flour (white)
150 g ground hazelnuts
150 g sugar
100 g butter
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
chocolate and hazelnuts to garnish
- 185 g wholegrain spelt flour
- 150 g ground hazelnuts
- 60 g agave syrup
- 100 g butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 100 g dried apricots
- juice of 1 big orange
- 60 g dark chocolate (70%)
- ground hazelnuts to garnish
- Mix flour, hazelnuts, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add butter and combine evenly with your hands. Whisk egg and agave syrup. Add to flour mixture. The dough will be rather soft. Form a ball and let sit for 20-30 mins in a fridge.
- Roughly chop apricots, pour over orange juice and mix with hand blender to get a jam consistency.
- Take the dough out of the fridge and roll it in-between two sheets of parchment paper to 4 mm thick. use a round cookie cutter or a jar to cut out circles.
- Bake at 180ºc for 12 mins or until golden brown.
- Let cool. Make cookie sandwiches by spreading apricot jam in-between the two cookies.
- Melt chocolate and dip in the edges. Immediately roll in ground hazelnuts.
- Leave cookies in a tin box for at least two days before serving & eating.
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