cardamom hazelnut cracker-cookies

Cookies – crackers, the difference lies somewhere in the sweetness and texture, right? These are somewhere in between. Kind of like digestives, if you know that particular one. I’m normally not a big fan of cookies except for my chocolate chip cookies or  “cookies for grown-ups” but I still make some every now and then for the kids. These hazelnut cookies with cardamom, are a new recipe that turned out quite nice. They were meant to be cookies – but I got inspired afterwards to rather use them as crackers with cheese. Yum! That’s more like me. :-)

hazelnut cardamom crackers

Starting with the wet ingredients, take out a bowl and mix:

  • 3 tbsp (50 g) coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup

egg, coconut oil and maple syrup

Stir and leave for now.

Get a mixer or grinder out and grind the following:

  • 100 ml (0.4 cup) whole hazelnuts
  • 100 ml (0.4 cup) sesame seeds

nuts and sesame seeds

If you don’t have a grinder – buy ground hazelnuts and mix that with sesame seeds – same amounts as above.

Add to the ground nuts and seeds:

  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flour

ground dry ingredients

OK, ok – the coconut flour is not in the picture. I admit – I forgot it and only added that later. Sorry! :-)

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and then roll little balls (I got 17) and place on a parchment paper. Press them flat with a fork or your hand.

flattening cookies

Place the baking tray with cookies in the cold oven and turn the oven on to 140 C (280 F). Set a timer for 25 minutes. When the time is up – turn oven off, possibly turn the cookies upside down to dry out the under side, and leave them in the oven for another 5 minutes with just a crack open (wooden spoon in the door).

cardamom cookies h

These cookies aren’t very sweet but still have a lot taste. As mentioned above – I can imagine them with some fresh cream cheese or a thin slice of brie… and chives… and a piece of bell pepper… or tomato… Oh – got to go and get my cheese platter out!

And here we go:

crackers with cheese

Yes – the perfect fit!!

Enjoy!

Liesel