The flavors of toasted hazelnuts and whole wheat pair well, especially in butter cookie dough. We have combined the two in a traditional thumbprint cookie. Praline paste adds richness and a nutty taste that balances the warm flavor and dark color of whole wheat. Rolling the dough in chopped nuts or coarse sugar before it is baked adds a textural element to the cookie. Fill the cookies with chunky homemade jam to add to their rustic appeal.
Hazelnut Praline Thumbprint Cookies
In the heat of the summer, there is nothing better than home made gelato. We are happy to send you off to visit Playing with Flour, a blog that chronicles some of the sweet fun Monica has creating recipes in her home.
She has a lovely step-by-step recipe for a chocolate and hazelnut gelato she made using our Love’n Bake Hazelnut Praline Paste.
Almond pairs well in this creamy no bake cheesecake filling offset by the bright flavor of fresh raspberries. This thick cream makes an excellent filling for purchased dessert shells, which we’ve dressed up here with a fringe of toasted almonds. Or, make the filling and use it to fill a traditional pre-baked Graham Cracker or buttery pie crust too.
No Bake Raspberry Almond Mini Cheesecakes
Buttery lemon cookies with the flavor of almonds are a go-to snack. Sandwich them together with a bright lemon butter cream for something more festive, perhaps the kind of cookie worth packing into a picnic basket.
A common European cookie garnish, pearl sugar won’t melt during baking. We use it to add a decorative element and extra crunch to the edge of the cookies but it is optional. One tip when making these cookies. Cool them completely before filling. The cookies firm and are easier to spread. The filled cookies keep for a week when stored loosely covered in the refrigerator.
Here is our Lemon Almond Sandwich Cookie Recipe