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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

These Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are full of a delicious combo of flavors! They have cocoa, instant coffee, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and chopped hazelnuts. These cookies are a tasty dessert, snack, and chocolate craving. The best thing about them is that they are made with healthier ingredients, like whole wheat flour, natural cacao, coconut oil, and dairy-free chocolate chips. The hazelnut adds some protein and a great texture!

These cookies were kind of a random experiment for me. I love double chocolate cookies, but I also had some hazelnuts I needed to use up from one of my Purple Carrot deliveries. Nuts and chocolate always make a perfect match, so I thought I’d combine them in a delicious cookie. Of course, I had to add a bit of coffee to pump up the chocolate flavors.

I love baking experimenting with different cookie flavors, and making healthier versions as well! I’ve made healthier peanut butter cookies, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, healthy ginger snap cookies, etc. I hope you will give all of them a try when you get a chance!

Cookies Ingredients

  • Coconut oil 
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Coconut sugar
  • Egg
  • Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Cacao powder
  • Baking soda
  • Fine sea salt
  • Instant coffee
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Chopped hazelnuts

Ingredient Notes

For the flour in these cookies, I used a combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour because I didn’t want them to be too dense. Using all whole wheat flour can cause cookies to be dry and not as fluffy.

Almond milk is my dairy-free milk of choice, but coconut milk, rice milk, or oat milk can be used in its place.

I used Coconut oil in these cookies because I love the flavor and that it’s also a healthier option. However, if you don’t like the flavor of coconut oil, butter can be used instead. Coconut sugar is the sweetener I used and can be replaced with turbinado sugar or brown sugar if that’s what you prefer.

I love using natural cacao powder in my baked goods because it has health benefits and a wonderful chocolate flavor. Unsweetened cocoa powder works in these cookies, but I do not recommend sweetened cocoa.

If you want to stick with a dairy-free version of these cookies, I recommend using Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips. They taste great and are easy to find on Amazon.

I have never tried a gluten-free version of these cookies, but you could try replacing the flours with Pamela’s all-purpose baking flour. It’s one of my favorite brands for gluten-free baking and usually makes great baked goods.

Cookie Making Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula

Recipe Tips and Notes

  • If the dough seems too wet and hard to handle, pop it in the fridge for about 5 minutes to make it easier to handle.
  • Make sure to flatten out the cookie dough with your hand or a spatula before you bake them. They don’t flatten that much on their own.
  • Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes if you prefer soft and chewier cookies. If you prefer crunchier cookies, bake them for 10.
  • Keep the cookies in an airtight container or Ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Alyssa
These chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are a delicious treat with a great combo of flavors! Not only are they full of chocolate, coffee, and hazelnuts, they are made with healthier ingredients.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 23
Calories 86 kcal

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • Cup Coconut oil softened but not melted
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup Cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Instant coffee
  • ¼ Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ Cup Chopped hazelnuts

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the coconut oil, almond milk, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Stir in the cacao powder, flour, instant coffee, baking soda, and sea salt, and mix until it’s a thick batter.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts.
  • Scoop about 1 tbsp of dough and roll it into a ball. Place it onto the baking sheet and repeat for the remaining dough, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart. Flatten the balls with your fingers or a spatula slightly.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Notes

If the dough seems too wet and hard to handle, pop it in the fridge for about 5 minutes to make it easier to handle.
Make sure to flatten out the cookie dough with your hand or a spatula before you bake them. They don’t flatten that much on their own.
Bake the cookies for about 8 minutes if you prefer soft and chewier cookies. If you prefer crunchier cookies, bake them for 10.
Keep the cookies in an airtight container or Ziploc bag at room temperature for up to 5 days.
Keyword Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies, Healthy Chocolate Cookies

17 thoughts on “Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    I decided to remove sugar from my diet almost completely, that’s why I seldom eat cookies and other desserts. Your recipes have shown me that there are many healthier alternatives to sugar and that I don’t have to give up cookies. ❤️🌹

  2. 5 stars
    Gotta love it when experiments turn out to be uh-MAZING! I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of putting coffee in cookies, but I think I love it. You always post the most delicious stuff!

  3. 5 stars
    I have just started to work out. Can I eat a lot of these cookies since they are so healthy?😜
    You always make the best healthy recipes. I want to make these cookies with my daughters; they will love this.
    What can I substitute the instant coffee with?
    Thank you so much!

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