Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies


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


  1. 180°C. Line or grease a baking tray.
  2. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about three minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla, beating both to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Spoon teaspoons of mixture onto the baking tray. Cook until the cookies have expanded and firmed up a bit, about 15 minutes.

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