Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Hazelnuts, Coffee and Chocolate!! what a perfect combination! These cookies do take a little long to make, only because of all the steps, but are definitely worth every minute of it!! Are great for weddings! and other special occasions.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pastry:.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Add coffee powder, which has been dissolved in the hot water, and egg yolks, beat well.
  4. Fold in sifted flour, mix to a firm dough, refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out pastry on lightly floured board to 5mm (1/4") thickness.
  6. Cut into rounds with 5cm (2") fluted cutter.
  7. Place pastry bases on lightly greased trays.
  8. Topping:.
  9. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beat until sugar is almost dissolved, about 8 minutes.
  10. Add vanilla and coconut and finely chopped hazelnuts.
  11. Spoon mixture into piping bag fitted with 1cm (1/2") tube.
  12. Pipe mixture around edge of biscuit, leaving a small hole in center.
  13. Spoon about 1/2 tsp jam into center of each biscuit.
  14. Bake at 375F for about 5 minutes, reduce heat to 350F and bake for a further 10 minutes or until topping is firm.
  15. Cool on wire rack.
  16. Place chopped chocolate in top part of double saucepan over simmering water, stir until chocolate is melted.
  17. When biscuits are cold, dip tops into chocolate, allow to set.

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