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Brussels Cookies

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Brussels cookies, sandwiched with melted chocolate, are nubbly, with oats and chopped toasted hazelnuts mixed into the dough.

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  • Yield: Makes about 36

Photography: chris court

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2012

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat together butter, sugar, and orange zest with a mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add vanilla, then egg whites, and beat on medium-high speed until well combined, about 3 minutes. Stir in flour mixture, then nuts and oats.

  2. Transfer mixture to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain round tip. Pipe into seventy two 2-inch-long fingers, spacing them 3 inches apart, on baking sheets lined with nonstick baking mats or parchment. Bake until lightly golden with darker edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks with a metal spatula, and let cool completely.

  3. Melt chocolate, stirring, in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Spread 1 teaspoon chocolate each onto flat side of half the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies, pressing gently.

Reviews Add a comment

  • MS11739350
    30 AUG, 2015
    I made this recipe without the hazelnuts and I used lemon peel instead of orange peel. Delicious!
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  • BambooStar
    14 JAN, 2013
    These were such a hit with my family! They were gone before i even had time to package them as Christmas gifts, so i had to make 2 more batches =\ For my tastes though, i cut the sugar down to 1/3c or1/2 cup. And i didnt feel the need to add chocolate. These cookies were great alone and with coffee or tea.
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