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I saw these cookies over at Kevin and Amanda and bookmarked the recipe immediately. They looked so good and I had been wanting to make hazelnut butter for a long time . Unfortunately, it was harder than I thought to find hazelnuts, but I finally found some at Walmart of all places. At long last I had my hazelnuts and then my food processor broke while making my hazelnut butter! Everything was working against me with these cookies, but I’m so glad that I persevered because they were a-mazing! They have the same flavor profile as nutella – hazelnuts + chocolate – but a little heavier on the hazelnut flavor. They’re slightly crisp around the edges with a chewy center – just the way cookies should be – and you don’t even have to chill the dough! Definitely some of the best cookies I’ve made in a while. Enjoy!
Hazelnut Butter Cookies
12 oz chopped or whole hazelnuts without skin
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the hazelnuts to the workbowl of a food processor and process for 2-4 minutes until liquified and smooth.
2. Beat butter, sugars, and 1 cup of hazelnut butter on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined. Add chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
3. Use a medium (1.5 tbsp) cookie scoop to form dough into balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies
*from Kevin and Amanda