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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

by Jessica Mishra on May 17, 2011

Have you ever tried Nutella? Of course you have! Oh man, a delicious spread with so much hazelnutty, chocolatey goodness! Created by Pietro Ferrero during World War II, he chose to add hazelnuts to his chocolate in order to extend the chocolate supply. Nutella is not the healthiest of foods (sugar is the first ingredient), but I salute Mr. Ferrero with my chocolate hazelnut cookies. I have created this delicious cookie recipe which I hope you will enjoy!

I like to try to make cookies and desserts that have a decent amount of protein as this slows the absorption of the sugars into the blood stream. I used hazelnut meal (flour) and hazelnut butter in this recipe to create a treat high in protein and healthy fats. Eating a cookie like this should give you lasting energy without a spike and crash. The healthy fats in this cookie should keep you satiated for much longer than your average cookie.

With sweets I try not to eat them unless I make them myself. This way I guarantee that I am putting quality, real ingredients into my desserts without too much sugar or other unhealthy additives. These cookies are super easy to whip up before a party or potluck! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup hazelnut meal (Bob’s red mill)
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup All purpose gluten free baking flour (bob’s red mill)
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder (can use any unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (find this in the bulk section at whole foods or Rainbow)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until a batter is formed. Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper (or a greased cookie sheet). Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with a pistachio in the center of each cookie. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy with a nice cup of peppermint tea.

Makes 9 cookies.

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Eftychia May 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

>These cookies are so delicious. I already saved this recipe to my favorite list!

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Jessica Mishra May 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

>Thank you so much! They didn't last long at my house! :)

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Giulietta@Alterkitchen May 24, 2011 at 5:21 am

>Well, I'm from Nutella's land (not only I'm Italian, but Piedmontese… Nutella is made in Alba, here in Piedmont), but I find these cookies of yours delicious!

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Jessica Mishra May 24, 2011 at 9:38 am

>Wow, the land of nutella…yum! Thank you for trying my cookies! :)

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