These cookies are a little taste of paradise. I had no idea that this would be the case as I made them (undeniably, the flavour combination meant they were bound to be delicious) nor as I cooked them, and not even as I presented them did I realise just how tasty they were going to be. They were crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. When I cooked them, I just made teaspoon-size balls on the tray and flattened them out- they expanded quite a bit as they cooked and there ended up being heaps, so it felt like they lasted for ages too. Winner winner, cookies for dinner?!
- 1/2 c unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1.5 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
- 2.25 c flour
- 2/3 c cocoa powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 c hazelnuts, chopped
- 180°C. Line or grease a baking tray.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about three minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla, beating both to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture and mix until combined. Add the hazelnuts last.
- Spoon teaspoons of mixture onto the baking tray. Cook until the cookies have expanded and firmed up a bit, about 15 minutes.