Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s better than one cookie?

Two of these cookies.

Lame joke but an absolutely true statement.

I recently had a craving for a substantial flavor-filled cookie.  I found it.  These cookies are full of goodies:  chocolate chips, hazelnuts, toffee chips and oat flour.  What’s not to love?

With all the chocolate chips and toffee, I reduced the sugar in the original recipe.  The result?  Delicious and a great cookie with tons of flavor.  The oat ‘meal’ in the recipe adds a substance to the cookie and a flavor depth that you will notice and appreciate.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
slightly adapted from here

Ingredients:
–  1/2 cup rolled oats
–  2 cups all-purpose flour
–  1 tsp baking powder
–  1 tsp baking soda
–  1/2 tsp salt
–  1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
–   3/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
–  1/2 cup granulated sugar
–  2 eggs
–   1 tsp vanilla extract
–  4 ounces toffee candy, finely chopped (I used one Skor bar; also can use Heath bars or the toffee chips you find in the baking aisle)
–  1 cup hazelnuts, lightly roasted and chopped
–  1 large cup of chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Grind oats in a food processor or grinder until it resembles a coarse meal.
  4. Transfer the oats into a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the oat mixture.
  6. In your kitchen mixer (or a large bowl – if you are using a hand mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated and mixed well.
  7. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until blended.  Don’t over mix.
  8. Stir in the toffee, hazelnuts and chocolate chips.
  9. Drop 1 tablespoon of dough onto the baking sheet, spaced 1 inch apart.  Bake for 15 minutes until cookies are golden brown.
  10. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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6 Comments

Filed under baking, Cookies, Vegetarian

6 responses to “Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Mmmmm….they look awesome! I’m a big fan of hazelnuts, but rarely use them. I’m not sure why—the thought of them in cookies sounds wonderful!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. how do you find time to make cookies with a newborn? talk about super mom right there. Your kid is going to be so spoiled (in a good way). I can just see you packing his lunch for school already, stuffing it with goodies you made from scratch.

    i’m so jealous of your baking talent. I can’t bake anything to save my life.

    • I can see it too – but who knows what kind of hot mess I’ll be then. I love to bake it totally de-stresses me when I get a free time during his nap time! 🙂

  3. I’m with Lisa, I LOVE hazelnuts and don’t use them nearly often enough. These sound amazing!

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