Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies

Be like Cookie Monster and have a cookie!

We all love a cookie right? Chocolate chip cookies with milk or a cup of tea, if you like, is a delight.

Why not have them for breakfast, if the fancy takes you with a bit of fruit and yoghurt?

They are so easy and all it takes is 10 minutes to make the dough. The beauty of this recipe is you can adapt it to the way you want!

I don’t have a sweet tooth, so I think they are very sweet, there is a lot of sugar in this recipe but I have my own Cookie Monster at home aka hubby who has a sweet tooth and loves his cookies!  The recipe here is for chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies.  These cookies are crispy around the edge and soft and chewy in the centre, the way we like them.

Chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies

chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies

As mentioned I have added hazelnuts in this recipe, but you can leave them out, just add more chocolate chips!  This recipe makes a lot of cookie dough, probably about 24 good sized cookies.

I didn’t want to cook that many, but thought I’d make enough dough to freeze for another day.  You can do this by wrapping like a big fat sausage in clingfilm.  Then, if you want a treat or have company stop by unexpectedly, you can pop them in the oven, just slice the dough sausage and maybe leave in the oven a minute or two longer as it is frozen.

Fan oven 180°C/350F/Gas mark 4

What you need:

220g Butter
220g Dark Brown Sugar
175g Caster Sugar
2 medium eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 heaped tsp of Baking Powder
½ tsp of salt
420g Plain Flour
200g Chocolate Chips or broken quality chocolate
100g hazelnuts

Turn on your oven 180°C fan.   Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Cream the Butter and Sugars until smooth and creamy with an electric whisk.

It should look something like this.

Add one egg and mix in. Then add the second egg also mixing in well.

Add the Vanilla extract.

Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder and mix in well with a wooden spoon.

Add the chocolate chips and hazelnuts and mix them in also.

Here, I took out half the dough and wrapped in clingfilm rolling it like a large sausage and put it in the freezer. The cookie dough will keep in a freezer for 3 months.

With the remainder of the cookie dough, get a teaspoon and make mounds of your dough. A baking tray will take about six cookies.  Leave plenty of a gap for them to spread a little.

Place the tray in the oven and cook for approximately 15 minutes. After this time, take out of the oven and leave on the tray for a couple of minutes, then put the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies!

Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!

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