Just in time for the 1st Advent I want to start the Christmas baking with you. Therefore I have brought these delicious hazelnut cookies with me today.
I am honest, especially in the Christmas season I enjoy eating unhealthy meals and snacks much more often than usual. From the end of November until about New Year’s Eve I really treat myself to something unhealthy every single day. Whether it is that we go out to eat more often (well obviously that’s not going to happen this year) or I cook or bake some soul food every now and then.
And at the top of my list of favorites are Christmas cookies! I love to try the variety of cookies and to look for new recipes. But besides all the good old classics, I also like to eat some healthier alternatives in between. Cause balance is the key, right? 🙂
Healthy chocolate cookies with hazelnut
In case you also want to bake some healthier cookies, I want to show you some recipes this holiday season. The first one will be my hazelnut cookies. And they are not only healthy, but also very easy to make. All you have to do is knead the dough, roll it out, cut out the biscuits, bake them and the cookies are ready.
Of course you can also decorate them with some sugar-free chocolate or an icing made out of erythritol and some dashes of water. But I’m actually always too lazy for that! As much as I enjoy baking the cookies, I don’t like to decorate them afterwards. That’s why I only put some powdered erythritol on top of them.
I hope you like the recipe as much as I do! If you try them, I would be very excited to see some pictures of your versions. I’m sure you’ll decorate them a bit nicer than I do. Next Sunday, on the second Advent, I’m going to have the next cookie recipe for you. 🙂
Hazelnut Christmas Cookies
- 30 g vegan protein powder chocolate flavor
- 30 g ground hazelnuts
- 100 g whole grain spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 60 g erythritol
- 3 drops of vanilla baking aroma
- 30 g hazelnut butter
- 2 small to medium sized eggs
- 20 g light butter e.g. weight watchers butter
- 8 g cacoa
- First mix all the dry ingredients together. Then add the hazelnut paste, butter, eggs and vanilla. Knead everything well to a smooth dough. Chill the dough for about 20-30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees convection.Roll out one half of the dough to about 3-5 mm thickness on a floured work surface. Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter of your choice and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Knead the leftovers in a dough once again, roll it out and cut out further. Repeat this until you run out of dough.
- Place the baking tray in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of the cookies). Afterwards let it cool down well and decorate them or simply sprinkle some powdered erythritol on top. Finally store the cookies in a cookie jar.
Nutritional values for two small or one large cookie:
- calories: 23 kcal
- fat: 1,2 g
- carbohydrates: 1.5 g
- protein: 1.3 g