Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yowza, Baby!  

You know any cookie recipe that includes Heath Bars has got to be good!

I made these babies for the office wing the other day and they got excellent reviews.

Enjoy Life.

Eat More Cookies.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis

  • 1/2 cup old fashion oats
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces English toffee candy (recommended: Heath or Skor bar), finely chopped
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted, husked, and chopped
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Line 2 heavy large baking sheets with parchment paper. Finely chop the oats in a food processor. Transfer the oats to a medium bowl. Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended. Stir in the toffee, hazelnuts, and chocolate chips.
For each cookie, drop 1 rounded tablespoonful of dough onto sheet, spacing 1-inch apart (do not flatten dough). Bake until the cookies are golden (cookies will flatten slightly), about 15 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely. (The cookies can be prepared 1 day ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.

Hope you have a great day!


Brian said...

My Dad would love those!

baygirl32 said...

you had me at hazelnut, then again at chocolate and again at cookie

Lin said...

You really make cookies for work? Sigh. Betty, I think I would like to work with you. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Want. Those sound so good.

My Mind's Eye said...

Morning BB
As soon as I see chocolate in the ingredients, I'm good to go.

I can nearly smell the lovely baked goods from here.

OH I forgot to tell you I made the potato chip cookies for my hubby.
The combo of salt and choco. chips was divine.
Hugs C

Out on the prairie said...

Yummers, I would eat a large plate of these.

Old Kitty said...

I so want to work where you work! Yay for your fab cookies! take care

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - those look just delicious .. bet there weren't any left - and what a way to wind up the end of Finals .. summer holidays are here again .. some free time.

Love the Monday flowers and the clock watching poem .. time ticks by doesn't it .. cheers Hilary

jenny_o said...

"Enjoy Life. Eat More Cookies."

That's worth needle-pointing and hanging on the wall :)

Unknown said...

Oh Yummy! I can almost smell those coming out of the oven!(wiping the drool of my chin with the back of my hand...)

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Betty!
I'll bet they did get great reviews! The look and sound very tasty!

Empty Nester said...

Huh? Oh, sorry. It took me a while to stop drooling over the words 'Heath' and 'Bars'. LOL

Crack You Whip said...

You found my weakness! If it ends in "ookie," I'm in!

Ms. A said...

I'm still enjoying the Potato Chip cookies!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

that sounds and looks amazing- I try to avoid making cookies unless it is for someone else.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like Heath Bars! Bet they are delicious.

SUGAR MOON said...

Those sound yummy and look yummy. They are a must make. Thanks for sharing. My mouth is watering right now. And I'm trying to diet. Oh, well.

middle child said...


Ann said...

I think I just gained another 10 pounds reading this post. You're sure baking up a lot of goodies lately

Olga said...

I am tryng to DIET!!!

Connie said...

Hi Betty! I'm behind on reading blogs and trying to catch up. These cookies look scrumptious! :D

Liz said...

I'm pretty certain I've never enjoyed a hazelnut cookie before.

In related news, I'm pretty certain I've been missing out during my 34 years on this planet.

Catherine said...

AAAAK! I just gained 5 lbs looking at these yummy cookies!! Yum!
xo Catherine

Sueann said...

Oh my gosh these look so good
Thanks for the recipe
SUeAnn said...

Mm, I just snagged the last one. I hope it wasn't yours. If so, I'll make a new batch and try to save you one. Thanks, Betty.

Happy weekend.