Made with just five simple ingredients, these Hazelnut Cookies are ready to enjoy in an hour. Made with a mixture of ground hazelnuts that have been lightly toasted and flour, these Hazelnut Cookies have a rich dense crumb. Made with pork lard, these cookies do not require any butter or eggs. After rolling and shaping, the cookies should be refrigerated for at least 30 minutes before baking. Bake time is 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Toast the hazelnuts in a dry skillet for about 20 minutes. When cooled enough to touch, rub them between your fingers to remove the outer skins. Then blend them in a food processor until fine.
- Mix together the hazelnuts, flour, sugar, and baking powder.
- Start kneading in the melted pork lard. The dough should stick together when you grab a handful but also come apart easily. If it seems too dry, add a little more lard.