Austrian Cake Balls

Austrian Cake Balls


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These bite-sized, sugar-dusted treats are absolutely packed with ground nuts and make a wonderful accompaniment at morning tea time.

Gail Hietzker

Makes: 48 balls

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup (30g) icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (220g) almond meal or ground hazelnuts
  • 1 cup (120g) icing sugar for dusting

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease 2-3 baking trays.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, 1/4 cup icing sugar and vanilla until smooth and light. Add the flour, salt, and almond meal and stir together until well combined. Chill dough for 1 hour then drop onto greased baking trays in rounded teaspoonfuls.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes then roll in icing sugar. Cool completely on a wire cake rack then roll in icing sugar once again.

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