These French cookies/crackers are crisp and a little bit sweet. This is a great accompaniment for cheeses. Makes about 2 dozen.


  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup blanched hazelnuts, lightly toasted and ground
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten with 2-3 Tbsp water.


  • Food processor
  • Spatula
  • Plastic wrap
  • Baking sheet with lined with parchment or Silpat
  • Wire cooling racks


  1. Place butter, flour, hazelnuts, sugar, and beaten egg yolks in food processor and process to a smooth dough.
  2. Scape out dough and shape into log about 1 ½ inches thick.
  3. Wrap and chill.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  5. Remove dough from wrap and slice into ¼ slices and arrange on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Transfer to racks to cool.

What you should know

I like these with goat cheese topped with fruit.

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