Swiss Hazelnut Taler Recipe

Swiss Hazelnut Taler is a traditional cookie prepared during the festive season of Christmas. Learn how to make/prepare Swiss Hazelnut Taler by following this easy recipe.
Swiss Hazelnut Taler Recipe
Preparation Time 60 Minutes
Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 1.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 156
Calories Per Serving 30
  • 1 cup shelled Hazelnuts
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • ¾ cup Potato Starch
  • 1 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/8 cups Butter
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup White Sugar
How to make Swiss Hazelnut Taler:
  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • Layer the hazelnuts on a baking sheet.
  • Roast the hazelnuts for about 10 minutes till they are toasted and fragrant.
  • Transfer the hazelnuts into a damp towel and cover them. Rub them lightly to remove the skins. Allow them to cool completely.
  • Place the hazelnuts into a food processor and blend them to a coarse mixture.
  • Combine together ground hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, salt, potato starch and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add vanilla extract and butter. Knead the mixture till it is smooth and even.
  • Divide the dough into 8 portions and roll each one into a log of about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Sift cocoa powder and white sugar on a plate.
  • Roll each dough piece into the cocoa mixture.
  • Wrap it with plastic or waxed paper. Repeat with other dough pieces.
  • Freeze the pieces for 45 minutes till they are firm.
  • Preheat oven to 375 °F (190 °C).
  • Remove the dough pieces from the freezer and slice each roll into ¼ inch thick slices.
  • Place the cookies on baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes till the center is dry and the bottoms are lightly toasted.