Just Like the Real Thing Chestnut Cookies

Just Like the Real Thing Chestnut Cookies

Take a look at these! The color and shape of these cookies are just like real chestnuts!! These make a perfect gift. Moist and tasty chestnuts on the inside double the pleasure.

Ingredients: Makes 20 to 25 cookies

Unsalted butter (or margarine)
50 g
Powdered sugar (or regular sugar)
30 g
Candied chestnuts (store bought)
65 g
Syrup from the candied chestnuts (or honey)
1 teaspoon
Cake flour
90 g
Cocoa powder
10 g
Poppy seeds
10 to 15 g
Egg white
As needed


1. Bring the butter to room temperature to soften. Drain and mash the chestnuts, then pass through a sieve to make a purée. Sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Preheat the oven to 340°F/170°C.
2. Add powdered sugar to the butter, and whip together with a whisk. Add the chestnut purée and chestnut syrup, then mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula until the flour is fully incorporated.
3. Using 10 g of dough per cookie, roll into balls, then shape into chestnuts.
4. Brush the base of the cookies with a beaten egg white, then dip into the poppy seeds. Be careful not to add too many poppy seeds, or else they won't end up looking like real chestnuts. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes.

Story Behind this Recipe

Perfect for the fall season.