German Hazelnut Cookies

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3 c Flour
3 c Unsalted butter, ice-cold
3 Eggs; beaten
1 Egg, beaten with
1 Lemon
1 tb Water
3 1/2 c Hazelnuts, ground

Original recipe makes 60 Cookies



Cut butter into flour as for pastry. Add sugar, mix well, and then add 3 c nuts. Add eggs. Juice the lemon and grate the peel; add juice and grated peel to dough. Cover dough and chill at least 2 hr. Preheat oven to 350 and grease baking sheets. Roll out a small portion of dough (keeping the rest refrigerated) to 1/4" thickness on a well-floured board. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or freehand and transfer to greased sheets (or else drop dough by teaspoonfuls). Repeat, working quickly, with rest of dough. Brush cookies with egg wash and sprinkle lightly with reserved nuts. Bake 10 - 15 min or until golden. Mrs. Betsy P. Race, Euclid OH 1st prize, Old Farmers Almanac 1989 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest From: Michael Loo Recipes posted to FIDO COOKING echo by Mike Loo, an excellent cook, between Dec 1, 1944 and Jul 31, 1995. Many are authentic Chinese recipes. File

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