IMMB – SHF Cookie Swap Party: Chestnut Cookies

The cookie swap party is a joint event of SHF 22.05.2021 ** and IMMB(

Jennifer, The Domestic Goddess 22.05.2021 ** and Alberto, Il Forno, both invite to the Cookie Swap Party.

In Germany we start to celebrate the Advent season on Sunday. For this
season many  magazines publish recipes for „Weihnachtsplätzchen“.
In many households, so in mine, the search for the right recipe begins.
I tried and for this event I don’t have to make a decision, I may share all.

Chestnut Cookies

Chestnut Cookies

So here is the recipe for my fellowblogger Mine at

Chestnut Cookies
makes about 90 Cookies
3 egg whites; 100 g
250 grams icing sugar
1 pack vanilla sugar, about 8 grams
1 teasp. ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cardamom;I used 1 capsule cardamom and 1 clove
crushed in a mortar
400 grams ground almonds
100 grams Chestnut puree
60 grams all-purpose flour
1 teasp. orange zest, finely grated
1 teasp. cocoa
1/2 teasp. Cocoa

1. Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Start adding the icing sugar
gradually while still beating. Set 4 tablespoons aside and cover.
Fold in the vanilla sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and clove. Add the
chestnut puree, flour and cocoa to the mixture. Knead until combined.

2. Form 3 logs with 2,5 cm ø and wrap with clingfilm. Let rest in
the fridge for at least 2 h.

3. Place a sheet of parchment paper on to a baking sheet. Preheat
the oven to 130° C. Cut the logs into 1 cm slices and put them on to
the baking sheet. Mix 1/2 teasp. cocoa with 2 teaspoons of the
remaining egg whites. First brush the cookies with the white mixture.
Using a tooth pick give a drop of the cocoa-mixture in the middle of
the cookies and swirl into the white mixture.

4. Bake for 15 min. at 130° C . Lower the temperature to 100 °C and
bake for further 12 to 15 min.

Tomorrow I’ll go on with recipe number two.

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** 22.05.2021; no longer available

3 thoughts on “IMMB – SHF Cookie Swap Party: Chestnut Cookies

  1. ostwestwind

    Die Ehre gebührt Mine, die mir – schon zum 2. Mal – gestattet hat, ein rezept von ihr zu posten. Vielleicht ist das Ansporn für Mine, demnächst einmal selbst mitzumachen!


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