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Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies


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 A Low FODMAP recipe from Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq’s


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Let’s Make Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies!

This Book Landed on the Test Kitchen Doorstep With a Thud.

Literally. The delivery guy dropped the package and it was so substantial I could hear it landing on the front step from inside. I ripped open the package to find this gorgeous book, Gâteaux, by Christopher Felder & Camille Lesecq.

Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies
Photography © by Laurent Fau.

At first glance one would think it is a coffee table book. First of all, I don’t even know what that means anymore. It is an older term used for books that are mostly for show, not function.

These days when gorgeous photography is a click away on the Internet the idea of a book for looks only is somewhat antiquated.

This is a book for the home baker!

If you are an avid home baker or a professional you will love this book not only for its visual inspiration – it is stunning – but for the recipes. The recipe for Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies caught our eye right away.

Not only for its FODMAPability but also for its simplicity. Sure most of the recipes in the book are more complex but the thing that one realizes again and again when we look to great chefs and pastry chefs is that a celebration of high quality ingredients can happen in very simple, elegant ways, such as with these cookies.

Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies
Photography © by Laurent Fau.

Hazelnuts contain a Moderate level of FODMAPs but we can eat 15 grams per serving and if you enjoy one of these cookies at a time, you will be well within the recommended low FODMAP limits. Also check out the Walnut and Pecan Sponge, also from this book.

As always, continue to be inspired by books not necessarily geared toward the low FODMAP diet. Peruse the recipes with your Monash app at hand and you will be pleasantly surprised at all of the recipes that you can create and how much you can enjoy.

Excerpted with permission by the publisher. Gâteaux by Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq. Published by Rizzoli copyright © 2017. Photography © by Laurent Fau.

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Crunchy Hazelnut Cookies

We love these nutty cookies, which are actually very easy to make, sophisticated and low FODMAP, when serving sizes are adhered to.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 30 cookies; serving size 1 cookie

Makes: 30 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Christophe Felder & Camille Lesecq


  • 1 3/4 cups (9 oz. / 250 g) whole shelled hazelnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups (9 oz. / 250 g) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (4 ½ oz., 125 g) egg whites, about 4


  1. Roughly chop the hazelnuts.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chopped hazelnuts. Pour in the egg whites and stir to combine. Pour the batter into a saucepan and place over medium heat, stirring briskly with a wooden spoon, until the temperature reaches 160°F (70°C). Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely, stirring from time to time.
  3. Preheat the oven to 365°F (190°C). Place the silicon mat on a baking sheet.
  4. With a soup spoon, scoop up a little batter and drop it in 11⁄4-inch- (3 cm-) diameter mounds on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes, until well puffed up and nicely colored.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer carefully to a cooling rack with a spatula. Store in an airtight container.



  • Hazelnuts can veer into high FODMAP territory so please stick with the serving sizes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Calcium: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more. For a more detailed explanation, please read our article Understanding The Nutrition Panel Within Our Recipes.