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).
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Last modified on: February 28th 2021

Keywords for this recipe:BiscuitsCookiesChestnutHazelnutPâtisserie
For 40 pieces, you will need:
  • 1 flour 125 g flour
  • 2 chestnut flour 125 g chestnut flour
  • 3 butter 125 g butter
  • 4 sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons) 125 g sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons)
  • 5 egg 1 egg
  • 6 ground hazelnuts 30 g ground hazelnuts
  • Total weight: 580 grams

Change these quantities to make: 20 pieces 40 pieces 80 pieces 120 pieces
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
31 min.1 hour30 min.2 hours 1 min.
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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.
Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits : Photo of step #2
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 pieces : 4.29 €
  • Per piece : 0.11 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Chestnut flourChestnut flour: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rolled chestnut and apple brioche, Chestnut cake, Corsican tarts, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Turban of sole with langoustines, Salmon chard rolls, Milk rolls, Lime meringue tart, ... 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: Chestnut mousse in a whipper , Chestnut cake, Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Chestnut moelleux, Chestnut Fudge Cupcakes, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Panettone, Leek and tuna loaf, Béarnaise sauce, Sandwich bread, Fish fillet with preserved lemons, ... All
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