Thursday, April 1, 2010

Passover goodies round 1

Oh blog, how I have missed you so. I have so much to tell you, it will be so hard to break it up into smaller posts. But I will, because no one will read past this paragraph if I don’t. I have 2 YUMMY Kosher for Passover desserts to share with you. I also want to share my trip to NYC with you, but only the important parts, the food :-D. I also need to teach you how to make the best ice cream ever. OK see, my mind is going to explode with things that need to be blogged. So here I go.
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

[Printable Recipe]

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
chocolate wafers

Put Hazelnuts, sugar, cake meal and salt into your mom’s hideous 80’s food processor and pulse until finely ground.
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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.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the easy recipe and all the steps with pictures. I am sure to make Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies for Passover .


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