Eggless Hazelnut Shortbread Cookie Recipe

By Apurvi Bansal

Eggless Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies are a delightful treat, perfect for any occasion. These cookies boast a rich, buttery flavour complemented by the nuttiness of hazelnuts, creating a delectable balance of sweetness and crunch. 
Each bite offers a tender, crumbly texture that melts in your mouth, leaving behind a satisfyingly buttery aftertaste. 

With their golden brown hue and subtle aroma of toasted hazelnuts, these cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

Do try them at home and you are sure to make them again and again, a perfect snack, tea time companion or simply a sweet craving treat.


10gm of Hazelnut
38gm cold Butter
5gm Caster Sugar.
45gm All purpose Flour
1/8tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
10-12ml Milk, cold

15gm of roasted Hazelnut
150gm Melted Dark Chocolate 
1/2tsp Oil, flavourless


  • First in a bowl take Hazelnut, lightly roast them in a microwave for 10-15 seconds, then transfer them to a grinder and grind to make Hazelnut Flour. Keep aside until use.
  • In a bowl take cold Butter that is grated or cut into small cubes, add Caster Sugar, All purpose Flour, Hazelnut Flour we prepared earlier, Baking Powder and Pinch of Salt.
  • Then using a spatula combine everything such that the butter coats the flour well and the mixture has a sand like texture.
  • Here, you can also add few drops of Hazelnut extract but I am not, since I feel like it will overpower the buttery taste of shortbread and I like this way better.
  • Once you achieve that add Cold Milk and mix.
  • You do not have to knead it just use your spatula or hands and bring everything together to form a dough.
  • Now place the dough between parchment or baking sheet and roll it into a sheet, if you find it difficult to roll the dough yet then refrigerate it for 15-20 minutes before rolling it.
  • Roll it into a 3-5mm thick sheet depending on how thick you want your Cookies.
  • Then using a round Cookie cutter cut out Cookies, place them into another sheet and refrigerate for 5-10 minutes.
  • In the mean while take roasted Hazelnut (you can also use non roasted), crush them to make a coarse powder.
  • Now sprinkle them over your shaped Cookies,Once done press the crushed hazelnut gently into the cookies so that they do not come off while baking.
  • Bake these in a pre heated Oven at 160C for 8-10 minutes or till the edges are nice golden brown in colour. Cool them completely.
  • Now to coat them in chocolate, I am using Melted Dark Chocolate you can use milk chocolate, add Flavourless Oil and mix.
  • Dip half of your cookies in the Chocolate, you can dip the whole Cookie but I like to dip them half, remove the excess chocolate and keep the cookie on a baking paper.
  • Coat all the Cookies this way with Chocolate.
  • Now this step is optional if you want sprinkle some crushed hazelnut before the chocolate sets, 
  • Let the chocolate coat cool completely, before serving.