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.
Now I’m not saying these are perfect, but they are pretty darn close. Chewy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth buttery and utterly addicting.
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!
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe from: Epicurious
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup hazelnut paste
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a small bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In your stand mixer, with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, hazelnut paste, and both sugars on medium speed until very light and fluffy — about 8 minutes.
- When the mixture is light and fluffy scrape down the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the bowl, again.
- Pour in the sifted dry ingredients and mix for 30 seconds – 1 minute. Add the chocolate chips and mix for an additional 30-45 seconds.
- Scoop 2 tsp dough balls on to silpat or parchment lined cookie sheets, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. You can also freeze the dough balls and keep them in a plastic bag ready to go!
- Once ready to bake the dough; preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the chilled dough for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes – enjoy!