Hello pretty people! Yes yes, another cookie recipe. I'm sorry, but seriously, these are WAY too good to miss. You're gonna want to eat them. All. With a glass of milk or without it. They taste like nutella, sort of. Maybe you'll eat them while reading a book?
I devour books in summer. I start by going through a book while I'm on my long plane flights on my way home. (Specially if annoying teenagers don't let me sleep). Then I just carry a book around everywhere I go. The beach, the park, the car (not if I'm driving that is). I read while I'm having breakfast, while I wait for my bread to rise, while my parents are taking naps. I just read read read.
This summer I'm going for the classics. Believe it or not, I have never read 'to kill a mockingbird' or 'the catcher in the rye', so I decided to give them a shot. Have you read them? did you like them?. I seem to be in the dark/mystery mood lately. My other two reads for vacation are 'Invisible' by Paul Auster and 'the beekeeper's apprentice by Laurie King. Too much information? Sorry, I love books!. Now you tell me, what are you reading this summer? Do you have any recommendations for me?
I think you should eat these cookies while you read. They are THAT good. My roommate claims they are the best cookies he's ever eaten. They have oats and chocolate chips and crunchy hazelnuts. They smell like heaven. You could add other nuts to them, but the hazelnuts and chocolate combination has a nutella effect to it that you can't beat. Plus they are made with whole wheat flour, which means they are healthy, right? right!
Hazelnut chocolate chip cookies
adapted from 101 cookbooks
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips/chunks
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
3/4 cups hazelnuts chopped by hand
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. In another bowl cream together butter and sugar. Mix in the egg. Add the dry mixture and mix until combined. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and hazelnuts and incorporate into the dough with a wooden spoon. Drop the dough into a baking sheet by tablespoonfuls and press it down to flatten (they don't expand much when baked). Bake for 7-10 minutes until the cookies are fragrant and have golden edges.