Delicate shortcrust pastry that melts in the mouth, sweet chocolate glaze, crunchy walnuts and crispy wafers – that’s what these chestnut-shaped cookies are made of. They taste heavenly delicious and are easy to make. You can find a detailed cookies “Chestnuts” recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions below.
Why the name?
The Russian cookies “Chestnuts” got their name because of their appearance. The wafers in which they are rolled represent the prickly fruit shell. Then comes the chocolate glaze, which takes on the role of the hard shell.
I filled the cookies “Chestnuts” with walnut kernels, similar to the walnut ghriba. Alternatively, you can use other nuts. Almonds and hazelnuts are perfect for this. Make sure you roast the nuts beforehand so that they develop their flavor.
You can also fill the cookies with dried fruits, such as dried apricots or prunes. Depending on the size of the fruits, you may need to halve or quarter it first.
The cookies “Chestnuts” also taste delicious with pickled cherries from a jar, similar to the coconut egg cookies. Drain the fruit thoroughly beforehand.
Roll in what?
This time I rolled the cookies “Chestnuts” in crispy vanilla flavored wafers. They were crumbled beforehand. Nut or chocolate flavored wafers are just as suitable. You can also use ice cream wafers.
The cookies also taste delicious if you roll them in roasted chopped nuts. These can be walnuts or other nuts.
You can also roll the cookies “Chestnuts” in desiccated coconut. The coconut flavor combines perfectly with the shortcrust pastry and the chocolate glaze.
These cookies are
filled with walnuts,
coated with chocolate glaze,
with boiled egg yolks,
in the shape of chestnuts,
quick and easy to make,
ideal for dessert with coffee, tea or as a snack between meals,
The cookies “Chestnuts” recipe, which you can find here at the end of the post in the recipe box, is very simple. The special feature of these cookies is that the dough is kneaded with hard boiled egg yolks.
For the shortcrust pastry, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Then add mashed hard boiled egg yolks and sour cream and mix together. Now add flour and baking powder and knead into a soft dough.
Form small balls from the dough, placing a quarter of a walnut kernel in the middle of each ball. Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes and then leave to cool.
For the chocolate glaze, heat the mixture of milk, butter, sugar and cocoa powder until it becomes homogeneous. Then bring to a boil briefly.
Now dip each shortcrust pastry cookie into the warm chocolate glaze and roll it in crumbled wafers immediately afterwards.
How to make cookies “Chestnuts”: tips and tricks
The amount of flour specified in the recipe may vary. Only add as much flour to the liquid mixture in portions until you have a very soft dough. It should not be sticky, but also not dry.
Knead the dough only briefly until it is just about a homogeneous consistency.
Instead of walnuts, you can fill the cookies with other nuts, dried fruits or pickled cherries. Read more about this in the article above.
Don’t bake the cookies for too long. They must not get too brown.
Instead of wafers, you can roll the cookies in chopped nuts or desiccated coconut.
Delicate shortcrust pastry that melts in the mouth, sweet chocolate glaze, crunchy walnuts and crispy wafers – that's what the chestnut-shaped cookies are made of. They taste heavenly delicious and are easy to make. Use this recipe to make your own cookies "Chestnuts".