So we were invited to a 1st night Seder, and it was potluck, so I signed up for dessert of course. Then I realized, Passover needs to be a special recipe. Not being Jewish, I was nervous I would screw it up and I knew most people there would be keeping kosher. So I searched the internet for a recipe, and I would follow it perfectly, so I didn’t screw anything up.
I still hadn’t decided on anything until we were on the bus to NYC and I was catching up with my Google Reader. Smitten Kitchen posted a blog with a recipe for hazelnut thumbprint cookies filled with chocolate. I starred it, I found my recipe.
These did not disappoint.
Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
from Smitten Kitchen
1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and cooled, skin removed
2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. Matzo cake meal
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick butter melted and cooled slightly
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
Put Hazelnuts, sugar, cake meal and salt into your
Transfer to bowl and add butter, egg and vanilla, combine.
Chill dough (I chilled for about an hour the recipe called for 30 mins)
Roll 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet (I lined with parchment paper to make the process easier and clean up simple)
Press a wafer into the middle of the ball, flattening the balls (they will crack, you can leave them or try to shape them a little)
Bake for 14 mins at 350 degrees.
These cookies were amazing. I wasn’t used to the fact that they don’t spread out like other cookies. They took a little longer to cook for me than the recipe said. These tasted almost exactly like Ferrero Rocher yummies.
There is a flour version of the recipe at smitten kitchen.
You have to try these. Seriously.