Cookies, Swedish

Hazelnut Macaroons (Nöttoppar)


Hazelnut macaroons or nöttoppar in Swedish is insanely yummy! It had me thinking of it looooooong after that. Mind you please do not confuse macaroon with macaron. One may have an extra O but both are referring to 2 different things. A quick search online will tell you the differences. This Swedish cookie is super easy to make. Just a few steps and you’re done! 🙂

Hazelnut Macaroons
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Let’s bake…

Ingredients
Only 4 simple ingredients: chopped hazelnuts, butter, sugar and egg. Tsk I use vanilla sugar and it gives a really perfume-y taste. Combine all together.

Unbake Hazelnut Macaroons
Spoon mixture onto baking sheets and top with a hazelnut each. That’s it! You’re ready to bake.

Hazelnut Macaroons
I’m so glad I found this recipe because it’s going into my book as one of the best and easiest cookies to make. I heart the White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies as well.

Hazelnut Macaroons
It has chewy texture, aromatic and very rustic.
Proceed with caution coz you’ll want more… more… and more! Hahaha

Hazelnut Macaroons (Nöttoppar)
Adapted from Notes From A Swedish Kitchen
Makes about 28 pieces

250g (9oz) hazelnuts
50g (2 oz) butter
110g (4 1/4 oz) caster sugar (I used vanilla sugar instead)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (I omitted this)
1 egg

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 175oC/350oF. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

2. Reserve 28-30 hazelnuts as decorations. Chop the remainder finely in a food processor or by hand.

3. Mix the butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, egg and chopped hazelnuts together until smooth. Drop spoonfuls of mixture onto the baking sheet, topping each with a whole hazelnut.

4. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 15 minutes (my oven time is 13 minutes), but keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • Reply NKOTB October 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    good to see you back in baking… 🙂

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