White Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies

Once I make something really successful, I always like to play around with the recipe and try to put my spin on it or adapt it to some of my favourite flavours. So after using chocolate in cookies, I thought I could expand on this and I did. My expanded recipe for White Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies:

Ingredients

  • 250g of Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Salt
  • 170g of Butter
  • 200g of Brown Sugar
  • 100g of Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 100g of White Chocolate Chunks
  • 200g of Crushed Hazelnuts (I just bought whole hazelnuts and then bashed them up a bit)
White Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies
White Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper
  3. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt together and set aside
  4. In a bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and caster sugar
  5. When smooth beat in the vanilla extract, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy
  6. Mix if the flour mixture gradually and blend
  7. Stir in the white chocolate chunks and hazelnuts
  8. Spoon dough onto the baking tray – around one heaped teaspoon for a biscuit sized cookie – do not flatten
  9. Make sure that each cookie is 5cm apart to allow for baking
  10. Bake for around 6-8 minutes until the cookies are flattened and started to golden lightly
  11. Once cooked take out of the oven and leave on baking tray to cool
  12. After 5 minutes cooling on the tray transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling before eating

The base of this recipe is so versatile that I doubt White Chocolate and Hazelnut will be the last flavour combinations I try with these cookies!

P.S If you like really big cookies then use a whole tablespoon of dough and space the cookies around 8cm apart for a real treat!

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