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Masarykovo cukroví

Masarykovo Cukroví

An authentic recipe for Czech Christmas cookies with whole hazelnuts.
Course cookies
Cuisine Czech
Keyword cukroví, vánoce
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 pieces
Calories 78kcal


  • 1 and ⅓ cups all-purpose flour (170 g)
  • cup powdered sugar (40 g)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (112 g)
  • ¾ cup hazelnuts (100 g) raw with skins on
  • 1 egg yolk
  • vanilla essence
  • cup powdered sugar to coat cookies


  • Soak the whole hazelnuts in warm water at least an hour in advance.
  • Beat the butter, yolk, and powdered sugar into a smooth mixture.
  • Add all-purpose flour and vanilla essence.
  • Knead the dough with your hands quickly.
  • Take out the nuts, let them dry off, and knead them into the dough.
  • Split the dough into 2 halves, and make a thin loaf about 1.5-2 inches (3-5 cm) thick from both. Wrap them in a plastic foil and leave them to rest in the fridge, ideally overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 °C (340 °F).
  • Slice each loaf into slices about ½ inch (1,5 cm) thick.
  • Lay them on a baking paper-lined tray and let them bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden.
  • Take the tray out of the oven. Coat the cookies from all sides with powdered sugar.


  • Makes about 30 cookie pieces.
  • You can store the cookies in a closed jar. If accidentally some cookies left, you can also freeze them!


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg