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  • Writer's pictureOrsolya Szathmari

Isler - One Of The Best Holiday Cookies

A grain-free version of the traditional Hungarian cookie made with different nuts, honey, apricot jam and chocolate. It is a perfect treat for the Advent time.

Ingredients for 16-18 double cookies

  • 100 g chestnut flour

  • 80 g ground peeled almonds

  • 50 g ground hazelnuts

  • 50 g ground walnuts

  • 100 g butter

  • 40 g honey

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • salt

For the filling

  • 70-80 g high quality apricot jam, preferably without added sugar

  • 1 tsp apricot brandy or rum (optional)

On the top

  • 80 g melted 75-80% dark chocolate


  • Combine all the ingredients for the cookie dough. Form a ball, wrap it in a plastic bag and chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured (use chestnut flour) surface until 3-4 mm thick.

  • Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.

  • Place the cutouts on cookie sheets.

  • Bake at 170 °C for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Let them cool completely.

  • If you use alcohol, mix it with the jam. Take a cookie, spread some jam mixture on the top and cover it with another cookie.

  • Dip the cookie sandwiches in the melted chocolate. Let the glaze set hard.

  • Store the cookies in a tin box with a tight lid in a cool and dry place.



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