Saturday, October 1, 2016

Pumpkin Spice Lavender Hazelnut Cookies Recipe!

Celebrate the change of season and warm up your kitchen with my autumn-inspired recipe! These are very nutritious and super yummy cookies and very easy to make.  It’s a super fun recipe for kids too!

Ingredients: (Makes 30 cookies)

1.  1/2 (4 oz.) Cup sweet melted butter (vegan version use Earth Balance butter)
2.  1/2 Hazelnut milk
3.  1/2 Cup sugar
4.  1/2 Tsp. Culinary lavender flowers (finely chopped)
5.  1/2 Tsp. Pumpkin Spice
5.  1 1/2 Cups spelt pastry flour
6.  1 Cup hazelnut

1.   Lightly toast 1/3 of the hazelnuts at 275 °F. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
2.   In a food processor pulse cooled hazelnuts 10-15 times, coarsely chopped

3.   Mix hazelnut milk, melted butter (room temperature) and sugar. Let it stand for about 10 minutes for the sugar to dissolve
4.    Add flour, lavender flowers, pumpkin spice and processed hazelnut to the mixture (no. 3) and lightly mix. 
5.   Gather up the dough and knead 2 or 3 times. Flatten the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 
6.   Preheat oven to 375 °F.
7.   Roll out the cookie dough (1/2 inch thick), cut out cookies with a 2 inch round mold and place them on a cookie sheet.
8.   Place one hazelnut in the center of the cookie
9.   Bake for 10-12 minutes.
10. Remove cookies to cooling racks and let it cool for an hour before packaging.

Happy Baking!

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