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“This cookie is a holiday family favourite. The recipe comes from German Home Baking by Dr Oetker Please Note: The ounces in these measurements refer to weight and not volume.”
1 batch

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix and sieve together the flour and baking powder onto a pastry board or cool slab.
  3. Make a well in the centre and pour in the sugar, vanilla sugar, flavourings and milk.
  4. Draw in some of the flour from the sides of the well to combine with these to form a thickish paste.
  5. Add the cold butter or margarine, cut into small pieces and the ground hazelnuts.
  6. Cover everything with more of the flour and, starting from the middle, work all the ingredients quickly with your hands into a smooth firm paste.
  7. If the dough is sticky, refrigerate until no longer sticky.
  8. Roll out the pastry, in small quantities, to 1/8 inch thickness and cut out into circles, squares, hearts, etc.
  9. Lay cut out cookies on an ungreased baking sheet, brush with milk and decorate each with half a hazelnut.
  10. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes.

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