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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cookies

by on March 30, 2008 · 6 comments

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie

 

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Cookies
 
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Double chocolate cookies made with hazelnut chocolate bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour (4 ½ oz)
  • 1/4 cup good quality natural unsweetened cocoa powder (Not Dutch! Cookies won't rise)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons slightly cold unsalted butter, cut up
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 oz premium dark chocolate with hazelnuts, chopped into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoons white sparkling sugar for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, natural unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using high speed of an electric mixer, beat butter for 30 seconds or until slightly softened. Add both sugars and beat until creamy; beat in honey and vanilla extract. Add egg and beat just until mixed. Using a mixing spoon, stir in the flour mixture, being careful not to over-beat . Stir in chopped hazelnut flavored chocolate bars. Cover dough and chill for an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Have ready two shiny, ungreased cookie sheets or sheets lined with foil.
  4. Form chilled dough into balls about 1 1/4 inch. Dip tops in a tiny bit of sparkly sugar if desired. Place dough balls approximately 2 ½ inches apart on cookie sheets and bake one sheet at a time on center rack of oven for 10 minutes or until cookies appear puffed and set – do not over bake. Let cookies cool for 3 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely
  5. Makes 16 cookies

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Published on March 30, 2008

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bakingblonde March 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm

I make cookies all of the time but don’t seem to make chocolate cookies often enough. I may have to give these a try!

Carrie March 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm

I ABSOLUTELY love that you dedicate it to MC Hammer. My kids run around the house singing Can’t touch this and 2 Legit 2 quit! What a mother I am :) Nice recipe..wish I had had it last night when I was foolin’ around but the other one I stole from you was delicious too :)

Carrie

SuzyQT March 31, 2008 at 12:17 pm

I couldn’t get these cookies out of my head and keep the link up on my computer all day..just so I could check back in on them to make sure my craving was still intact. So at 9pm I could take it no more and made a batch of these yummies. I, being one who can’t follow a recipe exactly to save my life, added chocolate chips, walnuts/pecans, and marshmallows. Kind of rocky roadish. They are excellent. I have a little bag of them packed for snacking during opening day of the Seattle Mariner’s baseball season. Won’t the other baseball fans be jealous! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Luxmoore March 31, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I tried the Tex-Mex chocolate and they were good, but not great for me. I liked the idea so I played around with them and really like them now! I changed the cinnamon from 3 tsp to 1 tsp. I upped the chipolte from 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. I omitted the cinnamon rolling sugar. Replaced the honey with a substitute of brown sugar and a tablespoon of buttermilk and replaced the pecans with walnuts. They’re richer, less cinnamony and have a little bit of a bite to them. Love them now…

Anna March 31, 2008 at 12:58 pm

Suzy, I’m glad the marshmallows worked out. Now that you know you like the cookies, you should buy some premium chocolate and try baking it into them.

Jennifer, thanks for the tip! I will try that recipe with your changes. I think the most significant one in terms of texture and richness was the brown sugar/buttermilk thing. I wonder how brown sugar/sour cream would work?

I think what I like best about the Tex-Mex cookies and the recipe above is the cookies come out kind of fat, but are neither floury nor too rich. When you bite into one, you get the cookie, but the premium chocolate stands out.

Another thing I thought about trying was using golden syrup in place of the honey.

SuzyQT March 31, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Don’t worry Anna, I didn’t skimp on the chocolate. They were quality Ghiradelli chips! Thanks again for the recipe.

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