Hazelnut & Sultana Cookies Recipe

These craggy little cookies are chewy rather than biscuity, so they're like a moist flapjack.

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    Prep Time

    15 mins

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    Cook Time

    12 mins

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    Serves

    20

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    Cost Per Serving

    Under 25p

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories141 kcal

    Calories

    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat7g

    Fat

    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates2g

    Saturates

    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs19g

    Carbs

    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars13g

    Sugars

    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre1g

    Fibre

    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein2g

    Protein

    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

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Ingredients

  • 250g sultanas
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 75g brown or white self-raising flour
  • 100g oatmeal
  • 100g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 75g light muscovado sugar

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C gas mark 6.
  2. Put 150g of the sultanas in a small saucepan with 75ml water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes until the sultanas are plump are the water is absorbed.
  3. Tip into a food processor and add the butter, cut into small pieces. Blend until smooth.
  4. Sift the flour into a bowl, tipping in any grain left in the sieve. Stir in the oatmeal, hazelnuts, sugar and remaining sultanas. Mix well then add the sultana purée and mix to a thick paste.
  5. Take dessert spoonfuls of the mixture and shape roughly into rounds.
  6. Place on the baking sheets and flatten slightly. Bake for 12 minutes until slightly risen. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Cooking Tips

  • Serve them freshly baked and lightly dusted with icing sugar.
  • For a spicy flavour, add 1 teaspoon of ground mixed spice or ginger, or ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • Almonds or brazil nuts can be used instead of the hazelnuts.

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