Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Cookies


Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Cookies
about 50 small cookies

185 g butter, softened
150 g brown sugar
140 g white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
70 g ground hazelnuts
130 g toasted hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
210 g flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
300 g chocolate (I used about 75 g dark, the rest milk chocolate)

Start by beating the butter with both sugars until very fluffy and well combined. Add the vanilla and the eggs, and keep beating until smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix ground hazelnuts, chopped hazelnuts, flour, salt, baking soda and chocolate. Add this to the cookie batter and mix until combined.

Chill for at least one hour. Use a cookie scoop or your hands to shape balls - I make these pretty small, about the size of a small walnut. Place on a cookie sheet (I could fit 12) and bake at 175°C for about 8 minutes.

I also freeze the un-cooked cookie-scoops, and bake directly from frozen. In that case, you might want to add a minute or two to the cooking time.


Unknown said...

Dumb question- could you elaborate on the chocolate you use ? Thanks

Anne said...

Oh, not dumb at all. I really just use what I have in the house though - ideally something that's yummy to just eat, Swedish marabou or Finnish Fazer are my favorites for milk chocolate. For these, I used large milk chocolate chips from Chocovic - they're so-so, not good enough to eat on their own, but perfect to bake with. I'll use up my bag but probably won't buy more.

Anonymous said...

This sounds so good and i like cookies like that.