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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

GUESS WHAT?!!!

I passed my dissertation defense!!! I am Dr. Stephanie!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!! It’s been such a stressful last couple of months. Defending a dissertation is no joke and is both mentally and physically draining. I don’t with it upon my greatest enemy. Ok, I don’t really have a greatest enemy, but if I did, My brain is fried and I am sleep deprived (hey, that rhymed!) and I am dreaming of a long and lazy vacation that really just involves sleep and tv. That’s really all that I want right now. I also really want to eat a bunch of cookies that a full of chocolate.

So let’s celebrate with some fattening and delicious cookies! I took my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some adjustments to make these nice and chocolatey cookies. My favorite thing about these cookies is Nutella. Nutella makes everything in this world better, don’t you think?

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Yield: about 20 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Mix in the egg, chocolate hazelnut spread, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat in the dry mixture in with the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. On a lined baking sheet, spoon out dough, in about 1 heaping tablespoon, onto the pan, leaving about 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

   

46 Responses to “Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies”

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    Liz — August 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

    I can never collect enough chocolate cookie recipes…and these will be at the top of my MUST MAKE list :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 9:30 am

      Chocolate cookies are the best, aren’t they?!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — August 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Stephanie!! Excellent way to celebrate too :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Thanks, Anna!! :)

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    Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook — August 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Congratulations! This looks like the perfect way to celebrate :) I am dying for a plateful of these cookies!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      Thank you, Colleen!!

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    Emily @ She Makes and Bakes — August 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations!!!!!! That’s so incredible!!!!!!!!!!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 9:34 am

      Thanks so much, Emily!!

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    Elizabeth @ The Bare Midriff — August 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment! And I love that you used Nutella in these cookies – that automatically makes them a must-try!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! Nutella makes everything better!

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    Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} — August 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS DR. STEPHANIE!!! That’s wonderful, I’m so happy for you, go-on celebrate with those cookies and coktails too, of course ;)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

      Thank you, Em!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    CONGRATS! My friends passed her dissertation defense today too! Hopefully that’ll be me in one more year.

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

      Thank you, Erin! It will get here before you know it! It’s such a crazy exciting time!

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    Choc Chip Uru — August 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats congrats congrats my friend :D
    You deserve to eat these cookies Indy the boatload! Yum :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

      Thank you!! If only they were calorie-free! lol

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    WAHOOOO AGAIN!!!! :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

      Thanks, Claire!

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    Cassie — August 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    CONGRATS Stephanie!! That is such amazing news. SO happy for you!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Cassie!

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    Cucina49 — August 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Congratulations, Dr. Stephanie! That is a huge achievement! The cookies look fantastic too, but I’m mostly just excited for your being done.

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

      I am mostly excited about that as well, lol!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 10, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Two congratulations are in order. One for the dissertation and another for the cookies. Go Dr. Stephanie! That is super cool!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

      Thank you, Emily!!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 10, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    oh my gosh, congratulations DOCTOR Stephanie!!! now every time you make delicious food, i can say “it’s what the doctor ordered” right, right?! ;)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:26 pm

      Haha! I love that!!

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    Laura — August 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Hooray!!!! Congrats!! I remember how huge it was for my husband. And the cookies are a perfect way to celebrate; I’m thinking of trying with chocolate peanut butter. :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

      Thank you, Laura! Chocolate peanut butter would be amazing!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!

    The cookies look delicious!! Have a great weekend!!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

      Thank you, Jennifer!!

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    Ramona — August 11, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Dr. Stephanie…… CONGRATULATIONS!! Wow… I am so proud of you and I bet your hubby and family are over the moon proud of you too. Well done!!!!! My gosh… how does it feel to finally be over that last hurdle after all these years of studying? It must be amazing. :) Congratulations again my friend. :)

    These cookies are a perfect way to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you walk on cloud 9 for days. :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 12:30 am

      Thank you, Ramona! It feels great to finally be done!!

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    ally — August 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    mmm, chocolate hazelnut – a match made in cookie heaven!
    xo
    http://allykayler.blogspot.ca/

    • Stephanie replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 12:31 am

      It is a perfect combo, right?!

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    Shaina — August 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Congratulations!!!

    What a delicious way to celebrate! I just made cookies almost identical to these and they were so, so, so good! I used Nutella and Ghirardheli dark chocolate chips, yum!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 12:32 am

      Thanks so much, Shaina!

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    Ridwan — August 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS Dr.Stephanie !! it’s such a great news,,,,perfect way to celebrate with delicious cookies YUM,,,once again CONRATS :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 12:37 am

      Thank you, Ridwan!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — August 13, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Congratulations! That is awesome!!

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      Thanks, Jessica!!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — August 13, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Congratulations Dr.!!!! All your hard work has finally paid off! You should feel so proud! And these beautiful, sweet, chocolatey, chewy cookies are the perfect reward! : )

    • Stephanie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      Thank you, Anne!! It feels so good to be done!!

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    Baking Serendipity — August 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Congrats, Dr. Stephanie! These cookies look so good. I love all the chocolate in there :)

    • Stephanie replied: — August 14th, 2012 @ 12:42 am

      Thank you, Sarah!!! The more chocolate, the better, right?!

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    Alyssa — August 14, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Congrats, Dr. Steph! And these cookies look like the perfect way to celebrate!

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