Hazelnut Shortcrust Pastry Biscuits are so delicious! They are perfect for breakfast or snack. We could garnish them with the water icing sugar, very easy and quick to prepare!
Hazelnut Shortcrust Pastry Biscuits
Ingredients for the hazelnut shortcrust pastry:
- 145 g of all-purpose flour;
- 80 g of hazelnuts;
- 130 g of butter;
- 50 g of sugar;
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract;
- 1 pinch of salt.
Ingredients for the water icing:
- icing sugar a.r.;
- water a.r.;
- pink and green food colours.
Preparing the Hazelnut Shortcrust Pastry Biscuits
Blend the hazelnuts very finely and keep the flour obtained aside.
Note: Take care not to overheat the hazelnuts, otherwise they will release their oil. To stay safe, we could put the blender into the fridge before using it!
Beat the butter and the sugar, using a wooden spoon, until a soft cream is obtained.
Add the flour, the hazelnut flour, the vanilla, the salt and beat all the ingredients until a uniform mixture is obtained.
Roll the pastry out, between two baking paper, to even thickness of about 4-5 mm. Transfer the hazelnut pastry into the fridge for about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 180° C in convection mode.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Take the pastry out of the fridge and cut the pastry with the shape/cookie cutter you prefer.
Arrange the biscuits onto the lined baking tray.
Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes.
Take the Hazelnut Shortcrust Pastry Biscuits out of the oven and let them cool completely.
Sprinkle with some icing sugar or garnish with water icing.
Preparing the water icing
Concerning water icing, I have a suggestion for you: prepare it a little at time because the icing is going to harden quickly. Indeed, preparing the icing in a few quantity will help us to have no waste.
In a small bowl melt two teaspoons of icing sugar with a water one: we will obtain a firm cream. To make the icing more firm we must add some icing sugar, otherwise we must add some water.
We must use a small quantity, without going too far. To colour the water icing, use a drop of food colouring at time.
To dress the biscuits with the water icing use a small baking cone or a skewer: the only limit is our fantasy!