Bear Claws
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You will need a Madeleine Pan to get the look of these claws
Preheat oven to 350°F
Serves: 4dz Cookies
  • Unsalted Butter 1 cup (226g)
  • Confectioners Sugar 1 cup (120g)
  • Egg Yolk large 1 (18g)
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Finely Ground Hazelnuts 3 cups (360g)
  • All Purpose Flour 1 cup (130g)
  • Cake Flour 1 cup (120g)
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 3 tablespoons (18g)
  • Cinnamon 1 teaspoon (3g)
  • Nutmeg ½ teaspoon (2g)
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Chocolate ½ cup
  • Slivered Almonds ½ cup
  1. Be sure the hazelnuts are toasted and finely ground
  2. Combine the softened butter and confectioners sugar and beat well on medium to high speed until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Add the sifted flours, cocoa powder, spices and salt all at once and mix just to combine
  5. Add the ground hazelnuts and mix well.
  6. Grab 1 heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.
  7. Place into the cavities of a lightly greased Madeleine Pan and press the dough evenly to fill the entire space.
  8. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for approximately 12 minutes
  9. Cool slightly before un-molded and be the pan is cooled completely before each batch
  10. Pipe a squiggle of chocolate to attach each slivered almond "claw"
Recipe by Gretchen's Bakery at