Monday, November 19, 2012


I've been on a bit of a nut crust/cookie thing for the last few weeks. Always fun to experiment with different ingredients. This time I paired up hazelnut meal with chocolate and the result was a very chewy and delicious cookie. Not half bad for you either ;) 

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies - makes about 30

3 cups hazelnut meal (I used Bob's Red Mill. Tried grinding up my own hazelnuts, but it turned into a butter. Oops.) 
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch (I use arrowroot)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil 
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
A little sugar and cinnamon to roll cookies in.

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the hazelnut meal, baking soda, arrowroot powder, cinnamon, salt and cocoa powder. Add the vegetable oil, maple syrup and vanilla and combine well. 

Roll tablespoons of dough and place on baking sheet. Flatten a little with the bottom of a glass (preferably flat on the bottom). Roll the side of each cookie through a small dish of sugar & cinnamon mixture and place back on baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool on tray. Enjoy!

Have you tried baking without flour? If you did, how did it turn out? Let me know! 

Have a great day!


PinkPanthress said...

The turkish part of me says I need to try these, too, because of the hazelnuts! :D

Oh, and I really like the idea of flattening them with th glass... and what a pretty glass it is.

P.S.: Did I mention, that I bought a set of neon-green measuring-cups today, just so as to be able to properly try out your 'Baked' recipes.
(I'm a gram & millilitre Girl, so your way of measuring can be confusing to me sometimes) ;)

P.P.S.: Tried using no flour & it went great... with a little bit of help from my Mother.

Carola said...

I have never experience baking without flour, I have to try it.



Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

Chocolate and hazelnuts are a favourite combination. These look delish!

Rosa @ FlutterFlutter said...

Those look amazing! I will be making this recipe! Thanks. :)

elisa said...

i've sent my family the recipe with a serious call-to-action. someone really needs to bake them with my girls! thanks janis! xx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love your tips for making perfectly round cookies - so helpful! Thanks, Janis. :)

lisaroyhandbags said...

Yum! Yum! I've never baked without flour, unless it was an apple crisp or something like that. Love these delicious pics!

Amy Walters said...

Oh these little guys are sooooo precious. And they look incredibly delicious too. Love this recipe...must give it a try!

hardydanielle said...

Okay how yummy??!! Thank you for sharing your lovely baking.. this is quite exciting! I cannot wait to make them.. it actually might become a new Christmas tradition! :)
D xo

tinyparticlesoflight said...

A perfect excuse to go out and get some hazelnut flour! These look amazing.


2justByou said...

These look soooo good!
New GFC follower here. =0)

Sally said...

Do you think this recipe would turn out well by substituting applesauce for the vegetable oil?

Pinecone Camp said...

Sally, I have done that before, but not with these cookies. I would give it a go, but I do understand the ingredients in this gluten-free cookie are a little pricier for "experimenting". Keep me posted!