There are many traditional Slavic cookies around the world, but there is no better cookie than Oreshki. Since they were so popular, I decided to create chocolate flavoured oreshki with hazelnut cream and they are sooo good! They are shaped into mini walnuts and they taste so good. Oreshki are very well known as beautiful, walnut shaped Russian cookies. They are so popular in Latvia and many other Slavic countries. They are very iconic Russian treats, especially we eat them during many holidays like Christmas, Ligo, Easter and other special occasions. I love these cookies so much, I used to eat Oreshki every holiday! Cookies are very chocolaty, crispy and come out so well with this recipe. The filling is so creamy. It really is a favorite among everyone, but especially children, it is my childhood treat of all time. Oreshki are made of two components that are absolutely awesome together – short crust cookies and chocolate. I can remember watching my grandmother making them and couldn’t wait to eat them all.
Oreshki often require a special skillet, but I used a waffle maker with cookie attachment. This is a more modern way of making these cookies and I think much easier and faster. Slavic people love using cooked condensed milk in lots of desserts. Unfortunately it is pretty hard to find the molds for the traditional walnut shaped cookies if you live anywhere outside Russia or Latvia. But I bought a waffle maker with 3 different shapes and one of them was the walnut cookie shape, I'm sure you can find the mould online. This recipe makes around 120 shells, so around 50-60 cookies. I will leave a link here where to get this cookie mould for UK and USA followers.
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200 gr of unsalted butter
150 gr of sugar
340 gr plain white flour
60 gr cocoa powder
0,5 tbsp of baking soda
1 tsp of vinegar
For the cream
200 gr mascarpone cream
4-6 table spoons of hazelnut paste (you can also use any chocolate spread you love)
Icing sugar (optional, if you like it sweeter)
Whole roasted Hazelnuts
or you can use caramel filling
Step 1 : In a bowl add eggs, sugar and mix everything with a whisk. Then add melted butter, make sure its not hot, and mix everything again. Add a little bit of cocoa powder and mix that in, then add more cocoa powder and mix. Then add plain flour, and keep mixing.
Step 2 : Take baking soda and add vinegar, leave it to bubble up and then add to your mixture and fold it all together. Then keep adding a little bit of flour at a time, mixing that in and adding more flour until your dough comes together. The dough needs to be soft and elastic, so you might need to add more or less flour.
Step 3 : To make the hazelnut cream, add mascarpone cheese in a bowl, hazelnut paste and mix everything until smooth. Place in a piping bag and set aside.
Step 4 : Pinch a tiny bit of a dough and roll a small ball. It should be smaller size than a walnut. I like to roll out mine before in advance, so its easier to cook them one after another. I am using a waffle maker called Silver Crest that I bought here in my local store Lidl which had the cookie shape attachment but you can use any mould that you have or can find online. I cook them for 2-3 min until they are done, and you will see beautiful half of the cookie will come out. You would need to repeat the process with all the cookies, until all of them are done. Some will have edges that you will need to trim. Leave cookies to cool down completely. Pipe the chocolate hazelnut cream into each half and glue them together, you can also add whole roasted hazelnut into each cookie. Set the aside to set completely and enjoy!! They don’t last a long time, trust me!
200 гр несоленого масла
150 гр сахара
340 г белой муки
60 г какао-порошка
0,5 столовые ложки пищевой соды
1 чайная ложка уксуса
200 г крема маскарпоне
4-6 столовых ложек пасты из лесного ореха (вы также можете использовать любую шоколадную пасту, которую вы любите)
Сахарная пудра (необязательно)
Целые жареные лесные орехи
или вы можете использовать карамельную начинку
Печенье "Орешки" - приятное воспоминание из детства. Для их выпечки используются специальные формы, закрытые с двух сторон, которые позволяют готовить печенье на открытом огне. Орешки - это кондитерские изделия овальной формы, по форме похожие на крупные грецкие орехи. Готовят орешки в специальных приборах - орешницах. Особое внимание нужно обратить на консистенцию теста: оно должно получиться достаточно густым, чтобы из него можно было лепить шарики – основу для орешков. Поэтому, если тесто получилось слишком жидким, нужно добавить еще немного муки.
Печенье орешек - любимое лакомство детей и взрослых. У печенья орешек неординарный вид и нежная начинка внутри