Sprinkle the cookies with granulated sugar. These look amazing. Made these Friday for a small gathering and figured half the batch would do it. Any suggestions? Let me know if you want me to send you one! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Check out your Asian market and see if they have any. Just throwing it out there for people like me – chestnut loving but lazy! Is it possible that the chestnuts I got were bad in some way? I know some people like the soft, so I’m unsure from the comments which it’s likely to be. One of the things I remember most vividly about my (brief) time in France was the chestnut puree. You’re the ONLY person I’ve ever run into who knew that- and here I was thinking I’d thought it up myself… (snif snif). Can’t wait to try some of these ideas. I have tried microwaving them – if I recall correctly, you still have to slit the shell, but the microwave process seems to help push off the fuzzy part of the shell. You can add more cooking liquid in 1/4 C increments until you get a smooth paste but not too loose. Learn how to minimize the spread of germs with an extra few seconds of scrubbing. On one of my visits to Paris I tasted chestnut bread I couldn’t get out of my mind. I found, that the chestnut cookie dough was easier to roll out when I let it sit on my counter for about 5 minutes, before rolling. I adore the Romance of the Chestnut—all that glace’ing and roasting and the paper cones spilling out those toasty morsels as you stroll past vendor after vendor on a snowy street. In Texas, we call ’em Mexican wedding cookies like you said, but for some reason we dye ’em green. The chestnut … SIGH. But back to marrons glaces (which are, in fact, fabulous) — could you make them with the vacuum packed peeled chestnuts? Couldn’t be better. I shouldn’t be. (especially at Italian grocers). Mont blanc is a French cake with whipped cream and chestnut paste; I turned it into a cookie! Plump and firm. I can’t wait to make these. Warm from the oven they taste like the middle of a really good, warm, french croissant – yum. Your comment sounds awfully judgmental. Amazingly I have two American chestnut trees in my yard. Thank you for sharing. They’re a little pricey, but one package, once ground, is nearly a cup–they weigh much less once the shells are off. Are there different kinds of chestnuts? CRAB AND WATER CHESTNUT SPREAD : 2 cans crab meat, drained and chopped or minced 1/2 c. water chestnuts, minced 2 tbsp. Those cookies look divine…must try those asap. (scoop out one big chestnut and mash with a fork to test if done) Adapted generously from Epicurious. What about gooseberries? I found them to be a little lacking in flavor and the resulting cookies pretty bland. darned family living on opposite sides of the state making fresh baked cookies impossible! Here, get our best grilling recipes for everything from fish and meat to pizza and oysters. INGREDIENTS. A delicious ingredient to use in desserts, creams, custards and so much more! Thanks for the great inspiration and love your writing style. Just bought whole roasted and peeled chestnuts in 4 5oz packs (sold as a snack!) My husband’s family lives there, and when we visit around this time, my first stop is for marron glaces. Place chestnuts in a single layer on a sheet pan with a lip. Normally I just gush about how much I love your recipes, but in this case… I had a real disaster I need help with. (oh,ok, the result of a week of hard thinking.) Looking forward to the new video re whole roasting. Hi! Now I just need to convince my family to let me try roasting chestnuts again. Amazing. Look for the freshest chestnuts possible. Then flour and only a very small amount of sugar, so much so that if you’re a dough nibbler (and how can you not be?) I remember some website (the name is escaping me!) The easiest option is to poach them in milk until you can make a slit in the skin (10 minutes or so) then roast them. Still, they’re great, and my boyfriend loves them too! (I love chestnuts too and love these kind of cookies!). There special chocolate this month is, of course, filled with pieces of glazed chestnuts. A quick trick i learned a few years ago about peeling chestnuts… that REALLY works. Thank you for including the no-food-processor option. Paula — Unsalted is the norm, I will edit that in. When I was roasting the chestnuts, after only 10 minutes or so, they started exploding in my oven. I read that chestnuts are much easier to peel and keep whole when they’re warm. i just laid out the chestnuts on a baking pan (because they were a bit damp) and roasted them at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. I grew up with chestnut, cooked and eaten under any form and in almost any season. We used to eat it mixed in with yogurt or fromage blanc. These are lovely! These sound absolutely wonderful, I got to try them. We made the x cut, ran them under some cold water, and then roasted them on the stove over med-high heat until the skins blackened and shrank somewhat (about 5 – 10 minutes). I will look forward to trying these with the chestnuts I bought knowing that something would come along to use them for. Give this a try; it’s amazing. Thank you, Deb! This recipe looks incredible and I will have to give it a try for Christmas. Or crispy like russian tea cakes made with pecans or walnuts? my hubby thanks you, too! I used to roast them when they were in season (or falling off the tree) sadly, not anymore). After working on a play that involved cooking an actual five course meal I got to take home the leftover ingredients–including about 10 lbs of chestnuts. Would you like me to bring over some paste? I was able to peel them fairly easily then. This dressing which is also known as 'chestnut … For my Italian Chestnut Tortelli Cookies, you will need whole roasted or cooked chestnuts. A bad bunch? Slice up chicken, pour some sauce over it, serve the rest on the side with good brown rice, wheat kernels, etc. So for the commenter who wanted info on weights, the amount of peeled chestnuts for one batch should weigh around 360 g, give or take one or two chestnuts. I have made them and they are good but really the best and most decadent RTCs that I have had are the supersize ones sold in three packs at Whole Foods. My 3 1/2 year old son happily proclaimed “it’s snowingon my shirt!” when he ate one. What a mess! Halve on a cutting board, parboil 2 minutes; cool slightly, and pop them out. The chestnuts were a disaster! Clément Faugier’s recipe for chestnut spread is exceptional for its inclusion of crushed pieces of candied chestnuts. If (a) you don’t have a food processor and (b) the chestnuts are clunk-clunk hard when you begin (steaming/boiling doesn’t seem to help much either), you will end up with delicious cookies full of really hard bits. Préparation. They come already roasted and peeled, in little bags. I think something Mimi and I have in common is our love for chestnut purée.. During her workshop, she showed us how to make a very rich, but very simple, chocolate chestnut cake which contained a tin of this favourite ingredient of ours. Mmm, Marrons Glaces = heaven on earth. And now let me show you what happened the last time I tried to: And so, with only minimal regret, I’ve lowered the bar a bit and attempted to make a chestnut cookie for people with limited free time and, perhaps, imperfect chestnut peeling skills. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe adaptation and for loving fresh CHESTNUTS! Your email address will not be published. Assemble cookies: Spread filling on bottom of half the cookies. I think next time though, I’ll add a bit more spices/salt and increase the chestnut to butter ratio a bit. This recipe is easy and makes for great cookies. These sounds like such an original cookie for the holidays — thanks for the recipe! And if they are good enough for Thomas Keller (French Laundry cookbook), they are good enough for me. In addition to playing a crucial role in our collective holiday consciousness, … Love, love, love your site! Delicious. A delicious ingredient to use in desserts, creams, custards and so much more! I am surprised that other parts of the country don’t seem to have easy access to chestnuts! =). Thanks again. Hi, Deb. A mouth-watering yet healthy spread that you can easily prepare at home, Chestnut Spread is one dish that you must try at home for a sumptuous breakfast. But there’s always mail-order and teh intarwebs. So this is the recipe for me. About two packages gave me one cup, and although the package said preservative-free I have my suspicions. Your video and the above general time recommendation have given me all kinds of wild courage and confidence, and 2011 is sure to be the Year of the Chestnut chez nous. The cookies sound delicious. I keep trying to talk my local gelateria into it. I’m worried that if coated beforehand the condensation as they thaw would just make a sticky mess with the sugar…. No more sliced fingers. In the meantime, saute peeled chestnuts in butter, then add some white wine and a hit of brandy. THIS is where chestnuts really shine. Merci beaucoup! Congratulations on your Village Voice award!!! In addition to playing a crucial role in our collective holiday consciousness, … And now I can only find the paste in a lovely boutique in Sydney for about four times the cost. Hiya! Preheat oven to 350. I live in Seattle and work at a Williams-Sonoma that carries the jar. Ouch. There are usually two to four nuts per casing. It hits another area of interest for me, children’s cultures. ~I like to peel them raw after they have had a chance to dry slightly (one or two days unrefrigerated)…they are usually dry enough to do this if they are unrefrigerated in the produce store. The best ones were cooked till almost burnt (not suggesting that for an indoor kitchen!) Thanks again for another compelling post! Sounds like a yummy introduction to chestnuts. I absolutely adore chestnuts, and I just cooked with them for the first time over Thanksgiving, using them in a wild rice dressing, which was delicious. Makes a great addition to a cheeseboard. Gently toss warm cookies in cinnamon sugar to coat completely. You could buy roasted and peeled chestnuts and then candy those. So, I’m in the middle of “translating” (Google is doing the actual translating while I am typing) Pierre Herme’s book, ‘Macaron’ and I have come to the Macaron Sarah recipe which is basically a Green Matcha Tea macaron with a chestnut filling covering a small square of matcha ganache. But these make me want to learn! My own chestnut plans for the holiday involve a can of Faugier chestnut cream and some whipped cream, in a prebaked pie shell. Next time steam or simmer the whole chestnuts after peeling and gently chop and add to things. To me, the chestnuts were really chewy–almost stale. thank you for posting this recipe! Having seen a number of recipes calling for chestnuts (which I love, but have never cooked with), I’m officially intrigued! I just ground these in a food processor and they worked perfectly. How to use chestnut puree. Think I could nix the salt and swap the nuts? 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Exact same story with chestnut paste can at the airport. Is there anyway you could sub the fresh chestnuts for the paste in this recipe? They look like they have a wonderful texture. I have even taken a peek on Youtube to see how you prep them and there are a lot of video’s on how to do it. Maybe after they mellow out (they’re still cooling) the taste will be more pronounced. Big X and more than one if the nut is an odd shape. To make chestnut spread, it’s easy: just use whole cooked chestnuts (you can find them in jars at Whole Foods and other stores) and mix them. In a word -or 2: checked luggage! xoxo, a fellow chestnut lover. Better to err on the side of caution. (See above photos.) Growing up I had a vague notion of what they were, but it wasn’t until I moved to Japan of all places that I finally tasted my first chestnut (after wondering what the hell a “?? They taste just like chestnuts! Must. Roast until shells begin to … Chestnut spread. Returning to Canada meant never seeing them again! Guess what? Add the vanilla, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, flour and chestnuts and beat until well blended.]. Oh no, 15 minutes later the plate was empty and I tossed the other half in the oven. @Phillip, I love that there’s an American Chestnut Foundation! Beat egg into mixture. – 62g powdered sugar (for the 1/2 cup that goes in the dough) They look delicious! My Account; Login; Sign Up; Language But she bought hazelnuts. They are very easy and soooo yummy. Pretty sure I forgot the flour since I wound up with a giant puddle instead of cookies. Stir in chocolate. Got some dud chestnuts or else roasted mine too long–turns out, they don’t soften up any in the cookies. Everybody loved them. Your email address will not be published. I’d love your thoughts on this. I will have to give these a whirl! I felt lazy about roasting chestnuts but found a fab Trader Joe’s product – pre-cooked, pre-peeled chestnuts. Start by carving out a designated work area in your space. Swirl into yogurts, ricotta, breakfast bowls or oatmeal. Not sure why, but I do hope that you enjoy the cookies. Chestnut Cake Recipe. Believe it or not, i have just read every single post on this subject … all I can think of is that i’ve got 6 vacuum sealed packs of pre-peeled chestnuts at home (200 miles from where i’m working) and now can’t wait to get back there and try these cookies! Dip sandwiches a third of the way into the warm glaze; transfer to wire racks set over baking sheets. I was trying to find out what marrons glaces, pure de marrons and pate de marrons (and Google gave me such foolish translations!) Ive never had chestnuts before and this delish recipe is calling my name :), @Caitlin – those are raw, being prepped for further cooking, whichever way you want. 1 Vanilla bean pod scraped (calls for 1 tsp vanilla paste or extract) They all came out of the shell and most of them in one piece. Magda. If you prefer your chestnuts drier you can just lay the cooked chestnuts on a baking sheet and toast. When ready to serve, spread 1 – 2 tsp chestnut butter on one cookie and sandwich it with another cookie. You’re the only other person I know of who can wax rhapsodic about chestnuts, marrons glacées, brown butter, and caramel! I miss those trees. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes until they’re cold enough to handle. What’s better than roasted chestnuts and butter? I nearly lopped off a finger trying to create a cut in the shell. So, I cut the video in two, and will be posting Method 2 as soon as I can. I’ve also taken little chocolate pieces and rolled them into the center of the cookie so they end up having this awesome little chocolate center! Did we do something wrong? For added flavour and easier peeling, line your pan with coarse sea salt before you roast them! The only deviation I made was to flatten them a bit into discs. HI!! Keep the chestnut spread in a mason jar (or jam jar), in … So wrong. Hi Amy — Actually, there are a lot of reasons cookies can spread. How wonderful that you gave them a way to enjoy chestnuts again! This recipe has me tempted to fiddle with some cookie recipes (subbing the chestnut cream for some of the sugar in the recipe) just to see what happens. I was excited to make these, and then I started peeling the chestnuts and realized that I may have a problem. 15 minutes at 10lbs of pressure. A tip: chestnuts peel best when piping hot from the oven. The chestnuts were moist and perhaps why my cookies don’t have as much chestnut-ty flavor, but overall they seemed fine. . 1. ), but now I am inspired by Deb’s cookie recipe to face my fear. I’m going to try glacéing them just because now I can! Good work! I can’t quite remember what the time was, but honestly zapping them makes all the difference in the world. I have “roasted” chesnuts in the oven several times and experienced some of the problems mentioned above. i love chestnuts! I love the use of them in this cookie recipe. Teresa, 199 – where did you learn the trick about cutting just the tip??!! Slide the parchment paper with this first layer of star bread on a very large baking sheet. The whole town smells of roasting chestnuts! Bake cookies until golden brown on bottom and just pale golden on top, about 14 to 17 minutes. Whenever I roast chestnuts I find it impossible to wait until they are fully cooled before attempting to peel them. Will try your cookie recipe. Beat puree and vanilla into mixture. Also, these are my favorite holiday cookies, but, being from Texas, I usually make them with pecans (our state tree!). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I didn’t feel like ruining my Sunday so I just bought packages of 99 cent peeled chestnuts at the market underneath the Manhattan Bridge. Not only were they phenomenally difficult to peel (ending up in us getting out pliers to assist us) the shells kept leaving behind their fuzzy lining, which we then had to scrape off. I love chestnuts too and you don’t see them around much, so thank you for sharing!!!!!!!!1. 2 cups powdered sugar This time of year we hear an awful lot about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. This contains the amazing chestnut flour macaroon!! I was thinking of the same thing. These look amazing but I brought a can of the ‘creme de marrons’ (sweetened chestnut spread) back from the french alps last year with the intention of making some form of chestnut cake amazingness but still have had no success in finding the perfect recipe! Using thumb or rounded end of a wooden spoon or dowel, make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie. Typically, we use it for dolloping on fromage blanc to give it a sticky-toffee-creamy-nutty flavour, which is so handy when we don’t often have time to even THINK of making dessert, especially when hungry children are concerned… and it’s a healthy sweet, full of calcium. After roasting, with the tip of a knife push the inner and outer skin carefully. I made these delights last night. ok, folks; here’s our updated, talking video for the new peeling method. I made a chestnut quick bread with chestnut paste and chopped chestnuts. Enter to Win $10,000 to Makeover Your Home! The trees are so gorgeous when they bloom and as a kid I used to love collecting the prickly-skinned chestnuts when they fell off the trees, but nobody really eats them in Ukraine! I have found jarred Ardeche Marrons, ready-to-eat, from Cuneo, Italy at my local Williams-Sonoma store. Fold the chocolate/chestnut/butter/egg mixture into the whipped whites, and pour into prepared 20 cm.springform pan and bake as above. Add the extra 1/4C of sugar and whole vanilla bean. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Only after soaking for about 30 minutes we were able to get them all sliced. In answer to the previous comment – there are many types of chestnut. They taste the same, but I have a hard time believing there are no preservatives involved, and so I’ve always been curious how they manage to peel and preserve them and then sell them so cheap. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Boy, that was fun. For peeling them raw, I wrap each of my thumbs with a small bandaid BEFORE I start peeling. There ARE things that are just too much work to make at home–Bravo for saying it out loud! thanks again It wouldn’t work just drying them with paper towel? I am always looking for more things since the chesnut trees produce an incredible yield. Rebecca has it down with the chocolate too! They are sold both peeled and with the skins intact, for those of you paranoid about how processing affects taste and texture. I live just over the river, in Bergen County, NJ, and I can find pearl onions (grown in NJ) and chestnuts (imported from Italy) in the supermarkets, at the right time of year. A.) Teresa – My family is also from Portugal (Tras-Os-Montes) and that’s how we always cut our chestnuts! https://www.thespruceeats.com/sweetened-chestnut-puree-recipe-p2-1136178 For future reference …. Please consider making that a permanent feature as far as possible -it’s a real help, and a bonus point for your site when it crops up. Where did you get the chestnuts from in NYC, if you don’t mind me asking? Roast chestnuts on a baking sheet for about 20 to 30 minutes, until a darker shade of brown and the X peels back to reveal the inner nut. Deb: “it will be best if we keep comments on the topic of the cookies and how they worked out for you.”. Thanks. You never disappoint, Deb, these are fantastic! Serve them immediately to your nearest and dearest She would also make palacsinta filled with chestnut whipped cream (ground chestnuts+whipped cream=HEAVEN). Anyhow, off to report on the delicious sprouts with chestnuts…. If you can’t find them, ask management where they are. suggesting that you roast them in foil bags with water, and once you take them out of the oven you open and work with one bag at a time to make sure the others stay warm. Freeze them for about an hour before roasting them and the inner skin comes off really easily. A half-cup of the powdered sugar goes into the dough (see paragraph 3) and the remaining is used to roll the cookies in (see paragraphs 5 and 6). The dough without the nuts makes a good pie crust too, and a nice crumbly topping. I love chestnuts. in the U.S.), part of that has to do with the chestnut blight, which pretty much destroyed the American chestnut species in the 1920s-1940s. (If you add too much liquid you can heat the paste in a saucepan to evaporate some of the liquid) I also add the step of pushing the paste through a sieve to make is as smooth as it can be. Martha Stewart is part of the Meredith Home Group. After doing this many times, we developed a new term in my house for this condition: chestnut thumb. And gotta love Fresh Direct for stocking chestnuts…. Maybe I should try it. Not nearly as hard as I had imagined. I love chestnut and i love cookies too. I also make a batch without the cherries. I’ve seen jars of them, but didn’t realize you could get them fresh. Will definitely try this recipe. ;). Yum! If only, if only I had the skill to make cookies actually come out right. Steps to Make It. I breeze right by the chestnuts in the store because I’m intimidated by them. I love chestnuts but dislike the peeling part! Liz D and RZ: I wonder if you didn’t cook them for long enough? Preheat oven to 350 degrees. I ate my first chestnuts last week, and didn’t know what they were supposed to look like peeled, so I accidentally took off the hard outer layer but left a nice hairy skin on the nut. Or some facsimile thereof? I have never tried a chestnut; I feel so deprived. Want more tasty and festive holiday cookie recipes and tips? Seems like they would become a sticky mess. They came out pretty yummy but I honestly can’t tell that they have chestnut in them. your humor is spot-on and i agree with you absolutely about the beautiful, season-long availability of chestnuts in europe. I also encourage you to start with a whole pound of chestnuts, although you’ll only need about 2/3 of them, because chestnuts are notorious for surprising you, once roasted, with rotten centers. This past year has been such a joy as you have allowed all your readers to watch little Jacob grow. I’ve tried roasting and peeling chestnuts and found it to bee a pain in the neck. Keith — Where did I say I could not find chestnuts? Add pan juices to chestnut mixture and blend again. Or you should live in Japan — they put chestnuts in everything that’s a sweet it seems like — hellacious if you can’t stand the pasty taste. Deb, re: NYC suppliers, I bought gorgeous fresh chestnuts at Manhattan Fruit Exchange (Chelsea Mkt) just the other week. Deb, you should move to the UK- they’re rolling in chestnuts. Honestly, I have no idea what a chestnut even tastes like. This keeps them much moister and will keep them whole much easier if you want them whole for marron glacés. thanks for sharing! Reply Pour custard mixture evenly into 8 ramekins, and place ramekins in a baking tray. https://smittenkitchen.com/2010/12/roasted-chestnut-cookies HUGE thanks for the detailed information on origins there. I was thinking about making some now to bake off around the holidays. I want a root beer float and triscuits and can’t get them because I live in France (although not in Paris), where your ideas of year-round chestnut extravaganzas are pretty accurate. Maybe I didn’t do it right. They spread out a little more and are very crumbly, but very delicious. Have you tried the sweetened version? I grew up in Switzerland and I loved roasted Chestnuts in the fall and winter. We love chestnuts in this house, so luckily there is a huge tree growing in a park near-by that no one else but us seems to raid come chestnut season. I’m confused…the picture shows the cookies with powdered sugar, but the explanation in the recipe mentions rolling the finished cookies in cinnamon and sugar…did you do both? At the risk of sounding like a shameless plug, there is a french steak-frites restaurant on 52nd and Lex (where I may or may not be employed) that has a dessert called the Mont Blanc, which is vanilla gelato topped with chestnut cream, whipped cream, and toasted almonds, and it is HEAVEN! But now, these cookies (one of my favorites) will bring my chestnuts to a higher calling! We love roasted chestnuts in our house – Trader Joe’s sells them seasonally, Italian Chestnuts – which are fantastic and I buy them in stacks of 6 boxes at a time. Just so you know. I also stopped worrying so much about not cutting into the nut (which did not happen) which allowed me to really get through the shell. I would love to try these, but with chestnuts purchased already steamed and peeled. I’m a huge fan of the chestnut + chocolate combination; do you think these would be good dipped in some melted chocolate instead of rolled in powdered sugar? :). No more X. 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