Chocolate Hazelnut DropsPosted in Baking, Desserts, Snacks on February 26th, 2010 by Eileen Devlin
Hello. My name is Eileen and I am a chocoholic. . .I once again hit the jackpot with these cookies. Hazelnuts are my favorite nut and although I think almost anything is good drenched in dark chocolate – this combination is incredibly satisfying. But that’s just my opinion. Feel free to form your own once you’ve made these
1 c softened butter
scant 3/4 c superfine sugar
1 lightly beaten egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 c flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa
1/2 c ground hazelnuts
1/3 c semisweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp chocolate and hazelnut spread
1. Preheat oven to 375 and line your cookie sheets with parchment.
2. Mix your butter and sugar with a wooden spoon and then beat in yolk, and extract. Stir together flour, cocoa, and a pinch of salt, add the hazelnuts and chocolate chips and stir until thoroughly combined.
3. Scoop out tablespoons of the mixture and shape into balls. Place on sheets and use the dampened end of a wooden spoon to make a hollow in the center of each cookie.
4. Bake for 12-15 minutes and let cool on the sheets for 5-10. Then transfer to wire rack to cool completely and fill the hollows with the spread. Makes about 30.
Yeah, I wasn’t counting calories with these.