Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup ground hazelnuts
  • 1egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup multicolored candy sprinkles (jimmies), or amount needed(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Beat the butter, sugar, egg, and salt together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour and baking soda, and mix just until blended. Mix in the hazelnuts.


  • Step 2

    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into 2 1/2 inch log. Wrap snugly in wax paper, and refrigerate overnight.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 375degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.

  • Step 4

    Unwrap, and cut the log into 1/8 inch thick slices. Place on prepared baking sheets 2 inches apart. Brush tops with beaten egg and, if desired, decorate with sprinkles.

  • Step 5

    Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on racks, and store in an airtight tin.

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