Saturday, 15 March 2014

Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies

When I was in Malaysia for a holiday last December, I brought home several kilograms of different types of nuts as they were cheaper than in Singapore. Now I have a stash of walnuts, cashews and hazelnut stored in the refrigerator for baking! When I saw this Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookie recipe, I immediately bookmarked it as I have never made hazelnut cookies and was eager to use the nuts I have. 

Hazelnuts add a distinctive flavour to bakes and it's not exception for this cookie. It's rich, smooth nutty flavour goes perfectly with the chocolate bits to make these one of the best cookies I've made. And the best part is it is so crispy and stayed that way even after days (stored in an air-tight container). This is definitely on my make-again list. 

Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies 
(Makes about 30 small cookies depending on size)
Recipe by Donna Hay

  • 125 g butter, chopped
  • 1½ cups (225 g) self-raising (self-rising) flour
  • ¾ cup (135 g) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (105 g) chopped hazelnuts
  • ⅔ cups (100 g) milk chocolate chunks
  • Preheat oven to 180ºC (390ºF). Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Set aside to cool slightly. 
  • Place the flour and sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. 
  • Add the butter, egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Stir through the hazelnuts and chocolate. 
  • Using your hands, mould 2 tablespoons of cookie mixture into a flat round and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, leaving room to spread. Repeat with remaining mixture. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays. 
* To check if the cookies are done, look at the bottom not the top. If you wait until the top looks right you risk overcooking them. To check, lift a cookie with a spatula so you can see underneath. The bottom should be deep golden. Cool on trays as the cookies will continue to cook after you’ve removed them from the oven.

This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours, Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. 


  1. Chocolate and hazelnut...why I think of nutella :-)) These cookies look fantastic!

    1. OMG Mich se ve absolutamente delicioso soy fan de las avellanas tambièn,abrazos.

  2. I really need to borrow Donna Hay's book ! Maybe you could throw some hazelnuts over here ?! lol Just like Angie , Nutella comes to mind :D What I really like about your cookies is though the size is a bit small but its thickness make up for it !

  3. love these cookies look amazing Mich!!

  4. They look really moreish these biscuits Mich! Delicious lovely treats to have in one go!!

  5. I could eat a nice big batch easily, they look so big and crumby and delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Hazelnuts sounds really great foe this cookies. Love to get my hands on this cookies while I laze around watching my favourite shows on Tv. Oh really, nuts are cheaper in Msia than Spore?

  7. What a perfect marriage... Why haven't I thought about hazelnuts? We always think about macadamia, walnuts and pecans for cookies.... This is a recipe keeper for sure

  8. Lovely cookies! Like Donna Hay's recipes.

  9. I very rarely bake with hazelnuts, it's usually walnuts or cashewnuts.... I think anything with chocolate chip will taste good!

  10. I love these hazelnut cookies, look very delicious!

  11. Hi Mich,
    Lovely cookies!
    The crunch from the hazelnuts must be really good with the choc chips!

  12. Hi Mich, wow such delicious bite you made here. I can't even remember when is the last time I baked cookies. haha.... Btw, you're invited to join my latest event called 'International Yeasted Recipe'. Hope to see you there and share whatever you can create with yeast.
    Have a great week ahead dear.
    Blessings, Kristy

  13. Hi Mich,

    This DH melt-and-mix cookies recipe look great! It looks so convenient to bake. Have you use up your stash of nuts??? :p Going to Malaysia to shop again??? :p


  14. Hazelnuts! my favourite..a batch of lovely and crunchy cookies you've made.:)

  15. Chocolate and Hazelnuts are such a wonderful "marriage" Mich! I really need just one of those cookies right now! I may even bake them for Marion! Thanks for sharing, Mich:)

  16. Mich, I love cookies with nuts in them and if they are the crispy type then I will surely bake them!

  17. Hi Mich, your cookies look so addictive. Great to go with a nice cup of coffee. :))
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

    Have a nice day.

  18. Hi Mich, sorry for the late visit. I love your cookies here. Last Sat I made some brownies with hazelnuts too. These cookies look crunchy. Thanks for sharing the techniques as to how to check whether cookies are ready in bake.

  19. Great cookies! Wished to have it with a cup of hot coffee right away! Regards :)

  20. Thanks for posting this! I have made these cookies twice, but when I went to find the recipe on the Donna Hay website this morning, it had disappeared!?! So I was delighted to find it here.