Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

by Antonia on September 22, 2012

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It’s officially fall which means two things. 1. I can wear my super-comfy and extremely warm Ugg boots without being stared at like I’m a crazy person. 2. It’s time to eat pumpkins, butternut squash, nuts and lots and lots of apples and incorporate them in as many meals as possible. I personally love the simplicity of slicing up an apple and eating it with some peanut butter as an afternoon snack, but what I love even more is when I can consume an apple in form of a cookie.

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

I made these cookies for my fellow interns at work. I had a short presentation last week and thought it might be nice to bring along a “thank you for listening treat”. My go-to recipe would normally be a cake or cupcakes but both of those options seemed like too much work. Cookies are easily made, perfectly delicious and will always be a crowd pleaser…especially when they include crunchy hazelnut croquant.

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I’m no cookie expert, but judging from the mmmmhs I heard in the office I think it’s safe to say that they tasted good! In case you are interested in more cookie recipes check out my pinterest cookie jar! 

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

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makes 25 – 30 medium sized cookies

Ingredients:

  • 240g butter, at room temperature
  • 375g brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tbsp. cinnamon {the more, the better}
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 medium-sized apples
  • 115g hazelnut croquant {hazelnut brittle}

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Grate two apples and transfer to several paper towels stacked over one another. Squeeze out as much juice as possible. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the whole egg and vanilla and continue to stir until everything is combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon to the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Next, add the grated apple and hazelnut croquant. Stir until the apples are well incorporated then form small balls and lay them onto a lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave enough space between the cookies.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes and enjoy!

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Have a lovely Saturday!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm

So sweet of you to bring in some treats to work, especially such delicious looking ones! I definitely agree that you can never go wrong with cookies.

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Shannon (Healthiful Balance) September 22, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Happy Fall! I know you and I are both excited for Fall fashion. :D These cookies look so good! I love all these fall flavors!

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Bec September 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm

These look gorgeous! It was so sweet of you to bring in these for your coworkers – that’s so sweet! :)

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Meghan@cleaneatsfastfeets September 24, 2012 at 2:28 am

Oh wow. I love all things apple and these cookies look yummy. I’m going to make these.

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Nina September 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm

:D Thanks again for bringing them to the meeting!

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