Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
Hazelnuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven as far as I am concerned and I think most would agree with the popularity of Nutella. I would have used Nutella in this recipe but what is normally a staple product in our house tends to disappear as quickly as it comes into the house; so I substituted the Nutella with melted milk chocolate and in place of standard table salt used sea salt for a heighted flavourful taste.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup of cooled melted chocolate (substitute with Nutella if desired)
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sea salt
Heat oven to 400F. Mix butter, sugar, milk, vanilla, and chocolate until well blended and then stir in the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt and hazel nuts and mix well.
Once all the ingredients are incorporated well, I wrap the dough and refrigerate for a couple of hours; cold hardened dough is much easier to work with especially if shaping into balls.
Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.