Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Sprinkled with Sea Salt

I love sweet and salty. These cookies are the perfect mix with a bonus crunch from the toasted hazelnuts. I found this recipe from lifetasteslikefood.com.

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Here’s the recipe.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

From Lifetasteslikefood.com

Yield:  about 2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, half coarsely chopped and half finely chopped
  • sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, beat the softened butter and sugars together with an electric handheld mixer or KitchenAid until the mixture is light and fluffy (about a few minutes).
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to incorporate for about 1 minute.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Dump the mixture all at once into the butter/sugar mixture and mix until everything is thoroughly combined. (I started with the handheld mixer and then moved to mixing with a rubber spatula at this point.)
  5. Add the chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon full of dough onto the baking sheet. Repeat until the sheet is full (about 5-6 cookies). Make sure the dough is rounded so it bakes nicely and leave about 2 inches between each ball of dough. Then sprinkle each ball of dough with a little bit of sea salt.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes. The cookies are ready when they start to get golden brown on the edges.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack.

The main thing I changed were the chocolate chips, I didn’t have dark chocolate, so I used semi sweet. Still delicious! Let’s start with the key ingredient – the hazelnuts. Yum.

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As a kid, I never liked nuts in dessert, but as an adult I love them! They add such a great crunch and make the cookies sound more elegant, right? Hazelnuts? Fancy schmancy!!

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I chopped mine first and then toasted them in a pan until a nutty smell started to come through. Be careful to stir them so they don’t burn on one side. I kept the nuts pretty coarse.

Mix up that brown sugar and sugar with butter mixture.

DSC_0968_webI love cookies recipes with brown sugar, I almost won’t make a chocolate chip one without it. Beat until fluffy! Then dump the dry ingredients.

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And stir in the key ingredients.

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Then make the balls and sprinkle on the sea salt.

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And watch the magic happen.DSC_0980_web

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8 thoughts on “Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Sprinkled with Sea Salt

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