Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits


Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits
Here's a really simple recipe for little nutty biscuits, combining hazelnuts with a double dose of chestnut flavour: flour and purée (crème de marrons).
3,0573/5 for 2 ratings
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Last modified on: February 28th 2021

For 40 pieces, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 20 pieces 40 pieces 80 pieces 120 pieces

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 8 min.
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits : Photo of step #1
Sieve 125 g flour and 125 g chestnut flour together into a mixer bowl. Add 125 g butter, 125 g sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons), 1 egg and 30 g ground hazelnuts.

Stage 2 - 4 min.
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Knead until the dough is evenly mixed.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Transfer the dough onto a sheet of baking paper.

Stage 4 - 1 hour
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Lay a second sheet of baking paper on top and roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch (1/2 cm) thick.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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After cooling to firm up the dough, put the dough back on the worktop, remove the top paper and dust with flour.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Flip the dough over onto the floured side and remove the other paper.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Finish rolling out the dough to the desired thickness.

Stage 8 - 8 min.
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Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C).

Cut out in whatever shapes you like; here they are squares just over 1" inch (3 cm).

Stage 9
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Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet.

Stage 10
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It is worth noting that while the dough is still cold, it is easy to mark it with letters or other designs.

Stage 11 - 30 min.
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Bake for about 30 minutes.

Stage 12
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks

You can easily vary the quantity of chestnut flour, which has a slightly bitter flavour. If you reduce it, increase the wheat flour by the same amount to compensate.

The dough can be made the day before and refrigerated until needed.

Keeping:

A few days in an air-tight jar or tin.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,222 Kcal or 9,303 Kj27 gr229 gr133 gr
111 %11 %22 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
383 Kcal or 1,604 Kj5 gr39 gr23 gr
19 %2 %4 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
56 Kcal or 234 Kj1 gr6 gr3 gr
3 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rum babas, Breton sablé biscuit dough, Pretzels, Sesame cookies, Hazelnut and orange cake, ... All
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Corsican tarts, Chestnut cake, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lille style chicken, Arlesian Biscuits, Potatoes with prawns, Bonnevaux apple tart, How to fry eggs well, ... All
Sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons)Sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Chestnut moelleux, Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Chestnut cake, ... All

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