monbento Chef
26 days ago

10 min

15 min


  • Ingredients for about fifteen medium cookies:
  • 75 g flour
  • 60 g hazelnut powder
  • 40 g melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ sachet of baking powder
  • 90 g Comté cheese cut into small cubes
  • 1 large handful coarsely crushed hazelnuts
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

The 1st of April is approaching and as every year we have concocted a trompe l'oeil recipe to play a little gourmet trick to your children, friends, colleagues, neighbours, bosses... Well, who you want ;-)

To surprise and delight the taste buds at the same time, this time we thought of salty easy to make biscuits. At the sight, a superb appearance of American cookies to be devoured for snack; at the tasting, a good Comté flavour that goes divinely well with the hazelnut!

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In a blender (or in a bowl for the brave), mix the flour, hazelnut powder, baking powder, egg, butter, salt (have a light hand, cheese already brings a touch of salt) and pepper.

Pour into a bowl and add the cheese and hazelnuts. Mix well. The dough must be homogeneous and a little sticky.

Spread the preparation on a film paper or a sheet of baking paper and roll it on each side to form a regular roll (about 4 cm in diameter and 20 cm long). Fold down the ends of the paper and freeze for about 30 minutes.

5 minutes before removing preparation from freezer, preheat oven to 180°C.

Remove paper and slice discs about 1 cm thick.

Place on a sheet of baking paper, leaving enough space between each cookie and bake halfway up for about 15 minutes.

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Perfect finishing tip: after 5 minutes of baking, press the cookies with the back of a tablespoon to give them a perfect cookie shape. Brush the cookies with olive oil. Return to oven.

Remove from oven and let cool for perfectly crispy-moist cookies ;-)

For children, a few cookies slipped in their MB Gram snack box and you just have to wait for their often very expressive reaction ;-)

Happy April Fools’ Day to all of you!!