Back-to-back cookie posts can only mean one thing: cookie season is officially upon us! No matter how full life becomes, I always leave room for a quick batch of cookies. These flourless chocolate-hazelnut wonders fit into my schedule easily – the dough comes together in less than five minutes with only a handful of ingredients.
Incredibly rich and chewy, these cookies are sure to please the Nutella lovers in your life (they also happen to be gluten-free). December’s Chocolate Party theme is chocolate cookies; see more creations below.
Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies
1 cup Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
4 ounces milk chocolate with hazelnuts, chopped (I used Lindt)
1/2 cup hazelnuts, chopped
Combine Nutella, sugars, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt in a large mixer bowl and beat at medium speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Add chopped chocolate and hazelnuts; mix in just until combined. Cover dough and chill for one hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly with the tines of a fork. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 9 minutes, until set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
Yield – 24 cookies
Calories – 134 (per cookie)
Carbs – 16
Join the Chocolate Party! Here’s how to participate (the rules):
1. Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2. Include a link back to this post or the Chocolate party page. Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3. Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.