Saturday, April 26, 2008


Nonstick Cooking Spray
3 Tablespoons light Olive Oil, such as Bertolli Extra Light Tasting
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1/3 Cup Hazelnuts, toasted, skinned, and coarsely chopped
3/4 Cup all-purpose Flour
1/4 Cup firmly packed Light Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray cookie sheet with non stick spray.  set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and egg until well blended.

In a large bowl, combine the hazelnuts, flour, sugars, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in egg-oil mixture to form a dough, kneading by hand as needed.  Form into 9 x 3 x 1/2 inch log.  Place on a prepared pan.

Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on wire rack; cool slightly, about 20 minutes.  Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch-thick slices.  Reduce oven temperature to 330 degrees.  Bake, cut side down, an additional 15 minutes.  Cool completely on wire rack.

Around 80-85 calories each, perfect combination with a cup of black coffee!

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