Make Ahead

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

June 10, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 9 Cookies
Author Notes

I love the hazelnutty, chocolatey goodness of Nutella! With sugar being the first ingredient though, it is not the healthiest stuff on earth. In the spirit of decadent Nutella, I created these Chocolate Hazelnut cookies. Using hazelnut meal as one of the main ingredients, these cookies are not only gluten free, but vegan as well. The hazelnut butter and grapeseed oil make these little gems so rich and delicious that they melt right in your mouth! I also love these cookies because I use one bowl, and they take minutes to mix up! Please enjoy! - BeamingwithHealth —BeamingwithHealth

Test Kitchen Notes

If you like Nutella (and who doesn't?), this is it in gluten-free cookie form. This recipe, which is also vegan, makes 9 large cookies chock-full of rich hazelnut, chocolate and coconut flavor. If you can't find hazelnut meal, make your own by pulsing hazelnuts in a food processor with some sugar to keep them from clumping. - broccolirose —broccolirose

What You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut meal (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo bean/fava bean flour (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (Grade B)
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix until a batter is formed.
  3. Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper (or a greased cookie sheet). Flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with a pistachio in the center of each cookie. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy with a nice cup of peppermint tea.

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1 Review

LittleMissMuffin September 7, 2016
any reason you used grapeseed oil instead of coconut oil? also wondering if you could sub almond meal and almond butter for the hazelnut flour and hazelnut butter. not nutella anymore of course, but that's what I have on hand...