Who doesn't love hazelnuts, especially when they are toasted and in combination with dark chocolate. You can find all these in our nutty chocolate chunk cookies full of hearty flavours.
These cookies are soft but also crunchy on the top thanks to the coarsely chopped hazelnuts we used in the recipe. Cookies are just perfect for those fall and winter months when everybody cuddle on the sofa and enjoy warm tea along homemade cookies. Let's check how to make these amazing cookies.
Hazelnuts are the star of this recipe, as they give amazing nutty flavour. In this recipe, we enriched the dough with ground toasted hazelnuts. Also, we topped cookies with chopped hazelnuts, and once baked they gives amazing scent and flavour.
Making these yummy cookies is so easy and quickly. You don't have even to use mixer, as we use melted butter in this recipe.
First prepare hazelnuts by toasting them in the oven, then ground half of the amount while other half coarsely chop. Cut chocolate into chunks and set aside.
Mix flour with ground hazelnuts, baking soda and salt in one bowl. In another whisk egg yolk, sugars, melted butter, vanilla extract and add some grated orange zest. Now pour this into flour and stir using spatula. Fold chocolate and stir again until combined. Now you have reads the dough and it's time for making cookies.
Scoop with a tablespoon dough and roll into balls (size of walnut). Press each ball into chopped hazelnuts and arrange balls on the tray with 3 - 4 cm apart. These cookies are baked only 7 - 8 minutes, and they are still very soft when taken from the oven. Leave them on the tray for 4 - 5 minutes - they will harden as they cool. Your cookies are ready to enjoy!
Cookies will still look under-baked once you take them from the oven. But this is fine, they will set and firm up as they cool. They only need 7 - 8 minutes in the oven, and will firm up quite a bit as they cool.
These cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can make the dough in advance and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well for up to 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute.
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