Monday, October 2, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Cookies Recipe!

Happy October Foodies!

Celebrate the change of season and warm up your kitchen with my autumn-inspired recipe! Make Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut cookies. These cookies are super yummy, easy to make and a super fun recipe for the 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 Tsp. Pumpkin Spice
5.  1 1/2 Cups spelt pastry flour
6.  1 1/2 Cups hazelnut

1.   Lightly toast 1/2 of the hazelnuts at 275 °F. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Remove skin as much as possible.
2.   In a food processor pulse cooled hazelnuts 10-15 times, coarsely chopped (see pic. below)

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, pumpkin spice and the processed hazelnut to the mixture 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 an hour. 
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 each cookie.
9.   Bake for 10-12 minutes.
10. Remove cookies to a cooling rack and let it cool for an hour before eating, serving or packaging.

Happy Baking!

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary Instructor
Lavender Design + Cuisine

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