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Chocolate Ginger Kisses

Chocolate Ginger Kisses

  • 140g hazelnuts (or almonds), toasted and skinned
  • 140g (1 cup) rice flour (or cake flour)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate, chopped and melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C. Grease and line two baking sheets.

  2. Place the nuts in a food process and process until the consistency of coarse breadcrumbs.

  3. Add the flour, spice, butter, sugar and salt and pulse until the mixture comes together to form a soft dough.

  4. Divide the dough into three pieces and roll each into 2cm thick logs then refrigerate until firm.

  5. Working with one piece of dough at a time, cut off small pieces of dough (about 5g each) then roll into little balls and place on the baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

  7. Sandwich together with melted chocolate and allow to set.