Lola’s Kitchen: Hazelnut Paste Cookies Recipe

November 6, 2015 Lola's Kitchen 26

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Today I have a delicious cookie recipe for you! I was in the mood to make soem cookies and I found a reicpe for nutella cookies on one of my pinterest boards and it soudned perfect for what I wanted to eat. I had all the ingredients in house and decided to make them. I made a few tweaks to the recipe (more nutella and less chocolate chips) and they were delicious and I soon make them another time so I could share the recipe with you all. These nutella cookies or hazelnut paste cookies as I like to call them are soft an chewy delicious cookies that really taste like hazelnut paste and have chocolate chips in them. Perfect for any chocolate lover.
This recipe is based on American heritage Cooking her Soft Nutella Chcooclate Chip Cookies Recipe
Hazelnut Paste Cookies close up

Ingredients

  • Flour – 220 gram/ 1 3/4 cups
  • Nutella or other brand hazelnut paste – 81 gram/ 2/3 cup
  • Butter – 113 gram/ 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 150 gram/ 3/4 cup
  • Bittersweet Chocolate chips – 100 gram/ heaped 1/2 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 teaspoons
  • Cornstarch – 2 teaspoons
  • Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – a pinch

This recipe makes about two batches of cookies, enough to feed two people who love these cookies for 2-3 days.
Hazelnut Paste Cookies Ingredients

Method

  1. In a large bowl combine melted butter, hazelnut paste, sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
  2. Then add the dry ingredients, salt, cornstarch, baking sode and flour. Mix for a few minutes.
  3. Now stir in the chocolate chips. Yes the dough looks a bit weird, it’s supposed to, see pictures.
  4. Put the dough in the fridge for about 10 minutes. You can cool it longer ofcourse up till a whole day cooling. I tried to make the cookies without cooling and they get abit flatter then, but it is possible. Then I tried to cool them only for a short time and that worked too. So with at leats 10 minutes cooling you can bake them.
  5. Preheat your oven to 150 degrees celcius/ 350 degrees fahrenheit. Once the oven is warmed up, get the dough from the fridge and roll into small balls. Place them on a baking plate covered with bakign paper and space them apart.
  6. Bake for about 9 till 11 minutes or till the edges are set, but before they start to brown.
  7. Let the cookies cool down for a bit and then enjoy!

Pictures

Butter

Wet ingredients and sugar

After mixing wet ingredients

Add dry ingredients

The dough

Chocolate chips

Dough with chocolate chips

Hazelnut Paste Cookies before oven

Hazelnut Paste Cookies done

Hazelnut Paste cookies

Variation Tips

  • Hzelnut Paste and peanut butter cookies. I haven’t tried this myself yet, but I imagine if you make half of this recipe and half of my peanut butter cookies recipe and then combine a small ball of each dough and smash it together you get a delicious cookie that taste like chocolate and penaut butter.
  • No hazelnut paste cookies. Instead of hazelnut paste you can also use a different flavour of chocolate paste, like pure, milk or white chocolate paste. If you have something with a similiar texture like caramel, you might even be able to use that instead.
  • Peanut Butter cookies. Use Peanut Butter instead of hazelnut paste and you have peanut butter cookies instead.
  • Hazelnut Paste Cookies without chocolate chips or milk/ white chocolate chips. If you dont’like chocolate chips in your cookies or don’t have them, simply make them without. Or if you don’t like bittwrsweet chocolate feel free to use milk or white chocolate instead.

Have you ever baked with nutella/ hazelnut paste? What’s your favourite way to eat nutella/ hazelnut paste?

26 Responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Hazelnut Paste Cookies Recipe”

  1. Mary Kirkland

    I’ve tried Nutella one time and gave the rest of the jar to my daughter because I didn’t like the taste of it. I like chocolate, hazelnuts and milk so I don’t know why I don’t like it. I like making homemade cookies but my go to cookie is peanut butter cookies.
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    • Lola

      I like nutella, although I don’t eat it often on bread anymore, but these cookies are a great way to eat nutella in my opinion. That’s weird that you do like chocolate, hazelnuts and milk and not nutella. I really like peanut butter cookies as well.

    • Lola

      I think these were one of the first cookies I made with cornstarch and I definitely like how they stay nice and soft. I might have to add it to cookies more often!

    • Lola

      I hope the cinnamon sugar pumpkin cookies turned out great!

      I really want to make these hazelnut paste cookies again soon, they are really good. You really taste the hazelnut paste.

    • Lola

      I usually buy hazelnut paste from our local supermarket their brand, which tastes almost as good as nutella and isn’t as pricey.
      That makes me happy to hear that my recpe sounds better than the other one you found ;). I love this recipe and just made these cookies again this evening, they are really good and the nutella flavour really makes these cookies outstanding.

    • Lola

      Oh that’s a shame the ones you made didn’t taste like nutella. These have a rich nutella flavour and you can even add more nutella if you want to. I accidently misread the amount of nutella last time I made these and added almost the double amount, the cookies got a bit flat, but still tasted great.
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