Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes I struggle with the basic chocolate chip cookie. I don’t know what it is about those basic cookie recipes, but they rarely turn out perfect.

To avoid making ugly cookies, I started messing around with other flavors and recipes  to get the “perfect” cookies.

hazelnut praline Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now I’m not saying these are perfect, but they are pretty darn close. Chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth buttery and utterly addicting.

Remember that gianduja gelato I made? Well I had some extra hazelnut paste laying around so I mixed that into the cookie dough. Yum!

cookie dough balls Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hazelnut paste adds a subtle nuttiness and a bit of structure to the dough. And the hazelnut flavor paired with semi-sweet chocolate chips makes these cookies taste like Nutella.

So if you are looking for a new “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe I recommend giving this one a try!

finished cookies Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  1. Freaking love these! I’m going to have to hunt down some of that hazelnut paste :)

  2. Those cookies do look wonderful. I do like hazelnut so I will have to find that paste and make these cookies.

  3. Erin your cookies look wonderful. I’m going to have to hunt for that paste too.

  4. These look darn near perfect to me! I have never seen that paste before, but now I need to find some – the cookies sound wonderful!

  5. Ohhhh, this looks fantastic! I bet it tastes wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Hazelnut paste?? I’ve never heard of it before or seen it! Ahhh these must be great.

  7. I need to find some hazelnut paste these sound amazing!

  8. I haven’t seen hazelnut paste before. Is it similar to almond paste? A cup seems like a lot though…more like peanut butter. So many questions now. The cookies look great!

    • bigfatbaker says:

      It’s not quite the same as almond paste – more like peanut butter but a bit more runny. It’s really tasty though and super easy to work with!

  9. Hazelnut paste! That sounds awesome in chocolate chip cookies!

  10. Hazelnut paste- yum! These cookies look so good.


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