Recipe Swap Blog Party – Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

Antonia is a 22-year old nutrition student currently doing an internship in Munich. She started her blog as a creative outlet where she could share her favorite recipes with her family and friends while studying in England. She shares recipes for everything from traditional Austrian dishes which she learned to cook from her grandparents and mother to everyday favorites. In addition to posting recipes she shares snippets from her daily life, documenting the food she eats along the way.

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

by Antonia @ Health Inspirations on October 20, 2012.

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It’s officially fall which means two things. 1. I can wear my super-comfy and extremely warm Ugg boots without being stared at like I’m a crazy person. 2. It’s time to eat pumpkins, butternut squash, nuts and lots and lots of apples and incorporate them in as many meals as possible. I personally love the simplicity of slicing up an apple and eating it with some peanut butter as an afternoon snack, but what I love even more is when I can consume an apple in form of a cookie.

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

I made these cookies for my fellow interns at work. I had a short presentation last week and thought it might be nice to bring along a “thank you for listening treat”. My go-to recipe would normally be a cake or cupcakes but both of those options seemed like too much work. Cookies are easily made, perfectly delicious and will always be a crowd pleaser…especially when they include crunchy hazelnut croquant.


I’m no cookie expert, but judging from the mmmmhs I heard in the office I think it’s safe to say that they tasted good! In case you are interested in more cookie recipes check out my pinterest cookie jar!

Apple-Hazelnut Croquant Cookies

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makes 25 – 30 medium sized cookies


  • 240g butter, at room temperature
  • 375g brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 tbsp. cinnamon {the more, the better}
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 medium-sized apples
  • 115g hazelnut croquant {hazelnut brittle}


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2. Grate two apples and transfer to several paper towels stacked over one another. Squeeze out as much juice as possible. Set aside.
  3. Using a mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the whole egg and vanilla and continue to stir until everything is combined.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon to the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Next, add the grated apple and hazelnut croquant. Stir until the apples are well incorporated then form small balls and lay them onto a lined baking sheet. Be sure to leave enough space between the cookies.
  6. Bake for 15-17 minutes and enjoy!

Have a lovely Saturday!

 Thank you Antonia @ Health Inspirations

for your generous contributions!

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Recipe Swap Blog Party – Apple Cake

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on October 20, 2012


This is a recipe that reminds me of fall. My mom would make this every year sometime before Halloween and sometimes again before Thanksgiving. This cake is so moist and it make a great dessert but is also good for breakfast.


  • 2 ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup margarine (melted)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/3 cups plus 1 TBSP flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 ½ pound apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Butter and flour a 12 x 7 baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, margarine and eggs.
  4. In another mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  5. Slowly mix flour mixture into egg mixture.
  6. Once combines fold in apples and walnuts.
  7. Pour into baking pan.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven.
  9.  Enjoy!

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