chocolate hazelnut macaroons


Imagine a super rich and chewy cookie, reminiscent of the fudgiest brownie or chocolate truffle, and you’ll come close to these chocolate hazelnut macaroons. Baked just until puffed and set (slightly underbaked is best!), the brownie-like cookies give way to tender centers, making them incredibly tempting just out of the oven.

Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroons

Topped with mini chocolate chips and dusted with powdered sugar, these gluten-free macaroons are the ultimate treat for any chocolate lover.

Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroons

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Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroons

Chocolate Hazelnut Macaroons


  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp hazelnut liqueur
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, melted and slightly cooled


  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Blend coconut and hazelnuts in a food processor for 1 minute. Add sugar, cocoa, and salt, and blend for 1 minute. Add egg whites and hazelnut liqueur, and blend until combined; blend in melted chocolate until smooth. Chill batter for 25-30 minutes in the refrigerator, until slightly firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 325Ā°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Spray a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop with nonstick spray, and scoop batter into mounds on prepared baking sheets. Top with mini chocolate chips, pressing gently to adhere.
  3. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for about 15 minutes, until cookies are slightly puffed and tops and edges are set. Cool for 15 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust macaroons with powdered sugar before serving, and store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  • Calories: 152
  • Carbohydrates: 21

Keywords: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Gluten Free

  1. Macaroons are some of my favorite cookies. So why have I never made a chocolate version??!!! They look incredible and might possibly trump the originals šŸ™‚

  2. Ah, I’m trying to be so good right now but these cookies look to good to pass up! Maybe just one (or two or three) wouldn’t hurt ?

  3. Hi Laura,
    Is the hazelnut liqueur essential to the recipe? Can I leave it out of the batter, or do you know of a substitute?
    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Rachael, the hazelnut liqueur does help add extra hazelnut flavor to the macaroons, but if you want to omit it, you can use 1 teaspoon vanilla extract instead – the final flavor may be slightly different. Hope that helps! ?

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