Hazelnut choc-chip cookies are simple to make, and are a hit with chocolate lovers and hazelnut lovers alike. Better yet, they can be made with artificial sweetener and low fat butter substitutes to be a little more diet friendly than ordinary cookies. Depending on how big you make your cookies and how much mixture you eat whilst making them, this recipe should result in about 30 cookies.
Two cups self-raising flour One cup hazelnut meal Half cup sugar or artificial sweetenerOne cup butter or butter substitute 100g hazelnut kernels 100g choc chips Three teaspoons vanilla essence
1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. 2. Sift flour and sugar into a large bowl. Add hazelnut meal, but do not sift it. 3. Mix in the butter. If it's come out of the fridge, microwave it for ten seconds.
4. Add the hazelnuts, choc chips and vanilla essence, combining thoroughly until the distribution of hazelnuts and choc chips is about even.
5. Spoon the mixture, in small clumps, onto a tray lined with baking paper, making sure to leave a few centimetres between cookies. Flatten with the back of a fork.
6. Bake your cookies for about half an hour, until golden brown.