If you’ve got some hazelnuts (also known as filberts) handy, why not try out this recipe?

Nuss Plätzchen (Nut Cookies)

6 egg whites
2 ¼ cups sugar
Dash of cinnamon
2 cups finely chopped filberts or hazelnuts
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

Beat egg whites until stiff; gradually add sugar and cinnamon and stir until well blended. Add nuts and flour sifted with baking powder. Drop by teaspoons onto greased baking sheet and bake in 325 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.


This recipe is from the Amana Colony Recipes cookbook, and is reprinted with permission of the Homestead Welfare Club. Zuber’s is located in Homestead and we serve our guests traditional recipes such as these.

The book is a collection of traditional Amana Colonies recipes and features family-size recipes of the foods prepared and served in the Amana villages for over a century. The recipes were compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Homestead Welfare Club. To purchase a copy of the book, please contact Elaine Zuber at dzubs@southslope.net or 319-622-3099.