Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Everyone loves this tantalizing dark brown bar called C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E . Needless to say Piggies love them and can never resist one.

Ask Piggy boy what kind of cake he wants for his birthday… chocolate cake. Ask him what ice-cream flavor he prefers ,he will also answer chocolate flavor… Ask him what cookies he prefers , he will answer chocolate cookies..haih…ever since a toddler he will go for chocolate :) A chocoholic no doubt. .

My Piggy Josh used to smsed me for some  nice chocolate cookies to take back to hostel when he was in college some years back.  I searched for the easiest to bake chocolate cookies :)   I used the Macademia Nut Cookies recipe …added dark chocolate powder to the flour and used hazelnuts instead of macademia nuts …Tada in less than ½ hour, the cookies were baked to a heavenly smelling and wonderfully shaped chocolate hazelnut cookies. It was O-I-I-S-H-I ( delicious ) !!!  You can make these for the coming Christmas.  Christmas without chocolate is unthinkable :p

Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies


125g butter
60g brown sugar
130g plain flour
20g dark chocolate powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/8 tsp salt
1 large egg yolk
60g hazelnuts – chopped
40g chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4.


Beat together the butter and sugar until it is pale and creamy.

Beat in the vanilla extract and egg yolk. Sift the plain flour and chocolate powder together. Add the salt, flour and chocolate powder mixture , chocolate chips and chopped nuts. Mix until you have a smooth dough, with the only lumps being the chocolate and nuts.

Using your hands, roll the dough into golf-sized balls and lightly press each one flat on to a greased baking sheet, making sure they are spread slightly apart.

Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool for a couple of minutes before either eating or cooling completely on a wire rack.

Make this for Christmas and I am sure your family
will simply love it :)

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