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Honey Nut Biscuits    Veg    CD  CBF  55mins

Makes approx. 36 biscuits     Cold  Vegetarian  Nuts Baked Fayre Cookies teatime Gluten Wheat Dairy Free

 

Ingredients

100g/4oz Ground Almonds

100g/4oz Ground Hazelnuts

2 tbsp Honey

250g/9oz Caster Sugar

50g/2oz Candied Peel, chopped

2 Egg Whites

For the icing

4 tbsp Icing Sugar

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

 

Instructions

 

1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all the nuts, sugar, honey, peel and egg whites. Knead into a workable dough then leave in a cool place for at least 30 minutes.

 

2. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas mark 3 and lightly butter and flour 3-4 baking sheets.

 

3. Turn the dough onto a surface which has been thickly dusted with icing sugar and roll out to 5mm/1/4 inch thickness. Cut into squares or diamonds and transfer to the baking sheets, spacing well apart. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.

 

4. In another bowl, mix together the icing ingredients and use to cover the biscuits whilst they are still warm. Cool completely before eating.

 

 

 

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