Dark Chocolate Chip, Hazelnut & Sea Salt Cookies

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This is one of my not- so- healthy treats. But my mantra is: if it’s homemade, it’s worth eating. Plus, I’m giving them as a gift so I only ate a few 🙂  These cookies are so yummy- the combination of warm chocolate chips and hazelnut give it a Nutella taste. They are so delicious- you have to try them!

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Big Hunk of Cookie Dough

Big Hunk of Cookie Dough

What You’ll Need:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, half coarsely chopped and half finely chopped
  • sea salt
What to do: 
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the softened butter and sugars together with an electric handheld mixer or KitchenAid until the mixture is light and fluffy (about a few minutes).
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to incorporate for about 1 minute.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Dump the mixture all at once into the butter/sugar mixture and mix until everything is thoroughly combined. (I started with the handheld mixer and then moved to mixing with a rubber spatula at this point.)
  5. Add the chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon full of dough onto the baking sheet. Repeat until the sheet is full (about 5-6 cookies). Make sure the dough is rounded so it bakes nicely and leave about 2 inches between each ball of dough. Then sprinkle each ball of dough with a little bit of sea salt.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes. The cookies are ready when they start to get golden brown on the edges.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

Note: Check the cookies after 15 minutes- depending on how big the cookies are, they could be done.

Finished Product

Finished Product

 

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