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Chocolate Chip Hazelnuts Cookies Recipe

Updated on April 28, 2013
Chocolate chip hazelnut cookies
Chocolate chip hazelnut cookies | Source
5 stars from 2 ratings of Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cookies

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 25 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: 1 batch of cookies

I have to admit, for a very long time I wasn’t a very big fan of hazelnuts; the truth I never really had a hazelnut that I could remember for the first twenty years of my life. Then, when I worked at a gas station (back in the late 1990’s—when the gourmet coffee craze hit) they decide to “liven up” people gas station stops by offer flavored coffees, amaretto flavored non-dairy creamer and fresh pasties (which were not very fresh or tasty). One of the flavored coffees was” hazelnut”—it was horrible.

Of course, anyone who knows anything about food knows that “flavored” anything ends up not tasting like the chosen flavor that it is supposed to be; and when it comes to almonds, peanuts, or hazelnut (or any nut in general ) that have to be fresh to taste good.

Hazelnuts are awful if they are stale, but they are wonderful when they are fresh, and when it comes to making cookies, many times we see more walnuts and peanuts in our chocolate chip cookies than any other nuts.

If you ever thought that hazelnuts were bland and boring then you’ve never eaten fresh ones, and when they are in a chocolate chip cookie they are the best. The following recipe is for making delicious chocolate chip hazelnut cookie.

Needed ingredients for chocolate chip hazelnut cookies
Needed ingredients for chocolate chip hazelnut cookies | Source

Ingredients

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cup of 100% whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of salt

1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter

¾ cup of white sugar

¾ cup of brown sugar

2 whole eggs

1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract

2 cups of chocolate chips

1 cup of chopped hazelnuts

Kitchenware

13 x 10 baking dish

butter flavored cooking spray

standing mixer

spatula

whisk

measuring cups

measuring spoons

sifting the baking soda, salt and flours together
sifting the baking soda, salt and flours together | Source
Whipping the butter
Whipping the butter | Source
Beating together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter.
Beating together the brown sugar, white sugar, and butter. | Source
Beating the flavor into the batter
Beating the flavor into the batter | Source
Spreading the cookie dough into the baking dish
Spreading the cookie dough into the baking dish | Source

Directions

  1. First, pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sift together the 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 ¼ cup of 100% whole wheat flour, the teaspoon of baking soda, and the 1 teaspoon of salt in a small mixing with a whisk.
  3. In a standing mixer whip the 2 sticks (one cup) of unsalted butter until fluffy.
  4. Add the ¾ cup of brown sugar, and the ¾ cup of white sugar to the butter and beat together.
  5. Add the teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to the butter and sugar and stir together.
  6. Crack and add one egg at a time to the butter and sugar mixture; mix well together before adding the second egg.
  7. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter, egg and sugar (adding the flour in three equal parts and mixing together until well incorporated before adding the next part is best).
  8. Slowly add the chocolate chip; mix well together so the chocolate chips are well incorporated.
  9. Add the chopped hazelnuts to the cookie dough and mix well.
  10. Spray the baking dish with the butter flavored cooking spray.
  11. Spread the chocolate chip hazelnut cookie dough evenly in the baking dish.
  12. Bake the cookie dough for 25 minutes.
  13. Allow the large cookie to cool for at least 45 minutes before cutting in to 1-2 inch squares.
  14. Store the cookies in a zip-lock bag or in the refrigerator to maintain freshness.
  15. You can also bake the cookies as single cookies: scoop out a tablespoon sized amount of cookie dough and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet with other dough balls; bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

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      Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Yum. These look delicious. I don't think I've ever had hazelnuts either and I'm in my mid-thirties.

      Thank you for the delicious recipe. We've got family coming in this next week. I'll have to make them for everyone!

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      Dil Vil 4 years ago from India

      I like chocolate a lot and hazelnuts i have tasted with chocolate bars. This is good, thanks for the great recipe.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      yummy recipe. I love hazelnuts with choc chips. Never make cookies by spreading into a baking tin before. Will try one today. Voted up

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Chocolate and hazelnuts are a wonderful combination. I'm sure your cookies are very delicious, might try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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      Edgar Arkham 4 years ago from Modesto, CA

      thanks for reading

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