• soft butter: 175 grams (6.2 ounces)
  • powdered sugar: 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
  • vanilla sugar: 20 grams (0.7 ounces)
  • egg: 1 piece
  • rum: 1 tablespoon
  • cinnamon: pinch
  • cocoa powder: 2 tablespoons
  • ground almonds: 125 grams (4.4 ounces)
  • flour: 200 grams (7.05 ounces)
  • baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • unsalted peanuts: 80 grams (2.8 ounces)


  • Mixing Bowl

    Use a large bowl to mix the ingredients without spilling. Stainless steel or glass bowls work best for uniform mixing.

  • Electric Mixer

    An electric mixer helps save time and ensures a smooth and creamy batter. Look for one with multiple speed settings for better control.

  • Parchment Paper

    Lining your baking sheet with parchment paper prevents sticking and makes cleanup a breeze.

  • Baking Sheet

    A good quality, non-stick baking sheet ensures even baking and easy removal of cookies. If you have multiple, you can bake more in one go!

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Accurate measurements are key in baking. Invest in a good set of measuring cups and spoons to get the perfect mix every time.


Step 1

In a large bowl, whip the butter with the powdered sugar until creamy. Add the egg yolk, rum, and a pinch of cinnamon. Continue to mix until all combined. Ensure the butter is at room temperature for easier mixing.

Step 2

Add the cocoa powder and ground almonds to the mixture, and mix to combine. Then, add the flour and baking powder. Mix again until the dough forms a cohesive ball. If the dough seems too sticky, you can add a bit more flour or chill it slightly before handling.

Step 3

Place the dough ball in the fridge to chill for 45 minutes. Chilling helps the dough firm up, making it easier to shape.

Step 4

Preheat your oven to 356Β°F (180Β°C).

Step 5

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly sprinkle your working surface with flour. Remove the dough from the fridge and form it into 'sausages' about the thickness of a finger. Cut the sausage into pieces about 2 inches long. Press the center of each piece with your thumbs and forefingers to create a diamond shape.

Step 6

Place the diamond-shaped cookies on the prepared baking sheet. In a small bowl, whip the egg white with a fork. Dip each peanut into the egg white and press it into the center of each cookie. Dipping the peanuts in egg white helps them stick to the cookies during baking.

Step 7

Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 14 minutes. Oven times may vary; keep an eye on the cookies to ensure they don't overbake.

Step 8

Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your freshly baked nut cookies! Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh longer.


Servings Suggestions and Ideas

These nut cookies are delicious on their own, but if you're feeling a bit adventurous, here are some fun ideas to elevate your cookie experience! 🌟

πŸ’‘ Serve the cookies slightly warm with a scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream. The combination of the warm cookie and the cold, creamy ice cream is simply divine. 🍨

πŸ’‘ Arrange the cookies on a platter with a selection of fresh fruits like strawberries, grapes, and sliced apples. This adds a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the cookies. πŸ“πŸ‡

πŸ’‘ For a festive touch, drizzle some melted chocolate over the cookies and sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top. This simple addition creates a sophisticated treat perfect for special occasions. 🍫✨

πŸ’‘ Pack these cookies in a beautiful jar tied with a ribbon, and you have an impressive homemade gift. It's heartfelt, delicious, and sure to be appreciated. 🎁❀️


Gluten-Free and Vegan Variations

πŸ“Œ **Gluten-Free Option:** Swap the 200g of flour with an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour. Ensure all other ingredients, like the baking powder, are certified gluten-free. Your cookies will be just as delightful, minus the gluten!

πŸ“Œ **Vegan Option:** Replace softened butter with a vegan butter alternative. Use a flax egg (1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) instead of a regular egg. Ensure your vanilla sugar and other ingredients are vegan-friendly. You'll still achieve that wonderful taste and texture without any animal products. 🌱✨


  • How do I prevent my cookies from spreading too much?

    Ensure your dough is chilled for at least 45 minutes before baking. This helps the cookies maintain their shape during baking.

  • Can I substitute the almonds with a different nut?

    Yes, you can use ground hazelnuts or walnuts instead of almonds. This will slightly alter the flavor but will still be delicious!

  • What’s the best way to store these cookies?

    Store the cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. You can also freeze them for longer storage.

  • Can I add chocolate chips to the dough?

    Absolutely! Adding chocolate chips can enhance the flavor. Fold them into the dough just before shaping the cookies.

  • How do I know when the cookies are done?

    The cookies are done when the edges are set and slightly golden. They may be soft in the center but will firm up as they cool.

  • Can I double the recipe?

    Yes, you can double the recipe. Just ensure to mix thoroughly to evenly distribute the ingredients and have enough baking sheets ready.

Nutrition facts

Nut cookies
Recipe Yield:approximately 80 cookies
Calories:Per cookie
Calories (Min - Max):40 - 45
Total Fat:2.5 grams
Saturated Fat:1.5 grams
Protein:0.6 grams
Total Carbohydrate:3.6 grams
Total Sugars:1.2 grams