Small "kisses" cookies are typical of north Italy, there are many different kinds: these in particular are called "Dame kisses".
I made them with hazelnuts, but you can also made them with almonds or walnuts.
They have an amazing nutty taste!
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Step 1: INGREDIENTES
-150g roasted hazelnuts;
-1 egg yolk.
Step 2: MINCE THE NUTS
mince the hazelnuts really thin.
Step 3: MIX INGREDIENTS
mix all the ingredients together (the butter should be at room temperature, not melted).
Made them in a ball, and put the ball in a plastic wrap for food, and in the fridge for half an hour.
Step 4: MAKE SMALL BALL
make little small balls (a little bigger than an hazelnut), and place them in a pan, far one from the other.
refrigerated for another 30 minutes.
Step 5: BAKE
bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius
Step 6: MELT THE CHOCOLATE
melt the chocolate ( "bain Marie" it).
Step 7: FORM THE COOKIES
place some chocolate on the flat part of the cookie with a butter knife (or dip them in it), and place another cookie on top.
Step 8: LET THEM COOL DOWN
Let them cool down so they stick together.
You are done! Enjoy!