Chestnut Cookies

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These are festive and delicious. They’re easy enough for an everyday dessert, but they also make great party fare.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 can (2 oz.) roasted peeled chestnuts, packed in water
  • 1½ cups chestnut flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 egg whites, beaten stiff

Directions

  • Drain the chestnuts and chop in the food processor. Place in the bowl of an electric mixer. With the motor on low, add the chestnut flour, milk, egg yolks, vanilla, salt, baking powder, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Fold the egg whites into the chestnut mixture. Drop by the teaspoonful on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12–15 minutes. Cool and place on platters for immediate use, or store in tins for later use.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 can (2 oz.) roasted peeled chestnuts, packed in water
  • 1½ cups chestnut flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 egg whites, beaten stiff

Directions

  • Drain the chestnuts and chop in the food processor. Place in the bowl of an electric mixer. With the motor on low, add the chestnut flour, milk, egg yolks, vanilla, salt, baking powder, sugar, and melted butter.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Fold the egg whites into the chestnut mixture. Drop by the teaspoonful on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 12–15 minutes. Cool and place on platters for immediate use, or store in tins for later use.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories50
Total Fat2.5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium55mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars3g
Protein1g