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    Italian Hazelnut Cookies

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    1 hr 15 mins

    15 mins

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    FloridaNative's Note:

    These crispy cookies are made with hazelnuts and eggs and called Brutti Ma Buoni: literally, "Ugly But Good." But they are really more plain-looking than ugly, and pack a powerful, sweet, nutty burst of flavor, making them welcome at any table. From Eating Well magazine, October 2008.

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    Serves: 30



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Position 2 racks as close to the center of the oven as possible; preheat to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats.
    2. 2
      Pulse nuts and sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Scrape into a large bowl.
    3. 3
      Beat egg whites and salt in another large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
    4. 4
      Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the nut mixture. Add vanilla and gently but thoroughly mix until combined.
    5. 5
      Drop the batter by the tablespoons 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
    6. 6
      Bake the cookies until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes, switching the pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through.
    7. 7
      Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Gently transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
    9. 9
      When the baking sheets are thoroughly cooled, repeat with the remaining batter.
    10. 10
    11. 11
      TO TOAST: Cook sliced or chopped nuts in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
    12. 12
      Toast whole hazelnuts on a baking sheet in a 350 degree F oven, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.
    13. 13
      TO SKIN: Let the nuts cool for a few minutes, then rub together in a clean kitchen towel to remove most of the papery skins.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 23, 2009


      These are real great, tasting, cookies. Also they are easy to make, my cookies were done in 25 minutes, We all loved them, andis a keeper. Made for her win in football pool.

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    Nutritional Facts for Italian Hazelnut Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (21 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 30

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 91.4
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 46.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 9.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 8.7 g
    Protein 1.8 g

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