Hazelnut & White Chocolate Cookies

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I have been unwell from a couple of days with constant cold, cough and high temperature. I was bedridden this weekend, yet trying not to miss out on Football World cup and finals of Wimbledon with weary watery eyes. While I am trying to recover and bounce back into life and action, cooking has taken a short backseat as I am depending on light and easily digestible food. And this one comes from my drafts.

I am posting this recipe for Hazelnut & White Chocolate Cookies which I made for our tea time a few weeks ago. The cookies were simple to make and since I had all the ingredients at hand, I didn't want to miss a try. They came out good, had crunchy edges and softer centres. I loved the crunch from hazelnut. White chocolates aren't my favorites, so they are mostly consumed this way. White chocolate flavor is not the highlight of these cookies, so if you love them, just increase the quantity. Or probably just use milk chocolate chips instead. Our perfect tea time cookies.


Hazelnut & White Chocolate Cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 egg, cold from the fridge
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup white chocolate, chopped

DIRECTIONS

Put the flour, chopped white chocolate, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl. Cream the butter and sugars in another bowl. Beat in the vanilla extract and a cold egg, and then mix in the dry ingredients. Increase or decrease the quantity of egg depending on your cup size. Use egg sufficient to wet the ingredients and bring them together to form a soft dough.

Roll into balls, flatten them a little and place them on a lined baking sheet about an inch apart. Top with a broken hazelnut, if preferred.

Bake on 180 deg C for approximately 18 minutes or till the cookies are done. Transfer them to a cooling rack to harden as they cool.


Hazelnuts are not so common in India. They are mostly sourced as imported products. When I came across them on one of my shopping trips, I couldn't resist but grab a packet at a big price tag. The only form of hazelnuts that I have ever eaten were from Nutella. So we really loved them. Hazelnut compliments white chocolates very well, but my guess would be, they would make a heavenly combination with dark chocolates. No doubts, Nutella rocks!

32 comments:

  1. Looks perfect cookies with a cup of tea

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  2. Hi mallika,how are you feeling now..hope you get well soon, take care....and cookies looks lovely and pics are very beautiful as usual...love the combo

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  3. Mallika,

    Hope you are feeling well now. Take care. Cookies looks yummy. Nice click.

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  4. mm these look yummy! just what i could do with,to have with my coffee right now!
    great post :)

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  5. Gorgeous cookies dear! Lovely click!

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  6. Hope u r feeling better now, take care dear...Gorgeous cookies looks utterly delicious and yummy..

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  7. hope you are feeling better by now. the weather is bad here too. love these cookies. perfect to uplift the mood.

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  8. Looks so yummy and crunchy cookies..Take care of your health dear.

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  9. Hope you are feeling better now. Take care!

    Gorgeous Cookies there :-)

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  10. Hope you are feeling better now, M. These cookies look as cute as buttons! :)

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  11. Dear MD,Hope you are feeling better now.Thes hazelnut and white chocolate cookies look ery delicious.

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  12. Sorry for the typos.I meant to say that these cookies look very delicious.

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  13. Md hope u r doing fine.. the cookies really delicious best tea time snacks..

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  14. Gorgeous cookies Mallika!! Hazelnut and choc sure is a combo which rocks!!! Get well soon!!

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  15. You have a flair for awesome presentation! They are simply good! Take care.

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  16. lovely cookies...i hope u get well soon MD...hey have posted chocochip banana bread..if u get some and whenever u feel better just have a look :)..thnx again for sharing such lovely recipes..

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  17. Lovely cookies and pics..They look so perfect..Hope you get well soon..Take care...

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  18. Cookies looks so perfect and yum....nice one MD

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  19. Perfect and yummy cookies.. Love to have them...

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  20. I too am not too fond of white chocolate..but that said I have a HUGE sweet tooth and cookies are always a fav..so Im pretty sure I will love this one..

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  21. Gorgeous cookies ! Take care

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  22. My mouth literally started watering when I saw the clicks :) Thanks for sharing. HAppy to follow you :)

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  23. HI Mallika, how are u now dear? I am fascinated by the cute shape of hazelnuts. The cookies look just perfect.

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  24. Cookies and tea...a perfect tea party...!! great to cook for kids and with kids....and nothing like home made!

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  25. je trouve que l'association entre le chocolat blanc et les noisettes très savoureuse et riche
    j'adore, ces biscuits sont à croquer
    bonne soirée

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  26. Hey Mallika,
    I think you've missed out the baking temperature.
    That being said, the cookies look divine and angelic in their white booty! :)
    Im sure they tasted just as divine as they look too!

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  27. i like white chocolate a lot, so i'd probably enjoy these even more than you did. a crunchy outside and chewy innards is what i like in a cookie!

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  28. Hey thanks Madhuri for pointing out on that. Have updated it. :)

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  29. These look delicious. You're right, they are the perfect tea-time treats!

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  30. Delicious, love addition of the hazelnuts! :)

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