Coconut, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

I’m currently packing for my big move on this Saturday and I have to admit the progress has been slower than a snail gliding. Despite it is not the most pleasurable thing to do and yet necessary, I couldn’t help but to get  distracted easily from this important task to internet surfing and baking. Perhaps it would be smart to pack away my laptop and kitchen stuffs?

Considering a girl has to cook and stay in touch with the world (via internet) in the meantime, I have decided to keep these box-free until the last minute. ;)

What better way to temporarily cure my boredom towards packing with a batch of chewy chocolate cookies? Very cliche, I know but I have a lot of baking ingredients which need to be used up. Honest!

I’ve made these based on the peanut butter cookies recipe from the earlier post. Of course when it comes to chocolate and hazelnut, hazelnut spread such as Nutella is in order. Like the previous recipe, it’s super easy and superbly satisfying!

PS: I couldn’t help but to think of Suze from ChocolateSuze when I made these as she received a 5kg tub of Nutella for Christmas which I never thought of its existence. Can you imagine how many of these cookies can be generated from that giant Nutella?  I shall let you do the math! ;)

PPS: Ironically, this also reminds about a FREE e-book kindly offered by Sugar from Cooking with Sugar to my visitors.  The e-book is about her SECRETS to EATING and LOSING WEIGHT. Sounds like a good plan eh? All you got to do is to enter you email address so that she can send it to you. So please check’em out here!  I think you’ll really enjoy it. :)

{Don’t flatten the individual dough too much like the photo above unless you are going to bake these in 2 batches. As I have overdone with the flattening, the cookies became a bit thinner due to leavening (plus you need a bit of thickness to stay super chewy) and unforseenably, crowded the tray.}

Coconut, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

Makes about 16 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hazelnut spread
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut (or replace it with sugar or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or white sugar)
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 1 egg
  • some hazelnut kernels for garnish (optional)

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius / 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Then take a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball and put it on the parchment paper lined tray (stud the top with hazelnut kernels, if using). Repeat this step for the remaining dough. Then use your three middle fingers (or a fork) to flatten the individual ball of dough a little. (Remember not to flatten the dough too much. I had overdone it this time as the cookies became a little too thin and crowded the tray as they cooked.)
  • Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until the top is slightly tan (and a bit firm to touch). Leave the cookies to cool completely before storage or consumption.

   
14 Responses to Coconut, Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies
  1. Amy Bakes Everything
    January 18, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    Yummy! I totally dig hazelnuts, these sound amazing…great job!

    • Emily
      January 18, 2011 | 12:08 pm

      Thanks Amy! :D

  2. chocolatesuze
    January 18, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    AHAHAHA AWESOME! i need to use up my nutella and these babies look delish! good luck with the move dude!

    • Emily
      January 19, 2011 | 10:57 pm

      Thanks Suze! :D

  3. Christina
    January 18, 2011 | 7:12 pm

    These look so fudgeybrownieliscious!

    • Emily
      January 19, 2011 | 10:57 pm

      I like that! This would make a good word pendant. ;)

  4. Tiffany
    January 18, 2011 | 11:12 pm

    These look so delicate and delicious! Mmmm…. NUTELLA!

    • Emily
      January 19, 2011 | 10:53 pm

      Thanks Tiffany! mmmmm, can’t say no to NUTELLA!!!

  5. heather
    January 19, 2011 | 1:22 am

    Extra nutella nutella cookies! Great idea — my fiancée will flip for these. He probably would flip for them, too, if that meant more cookies…

    Cheers,

    *Heather*

    • Emily
      January 19, 2011 | 10:52 pm

      haha, that’s cute! If you’ve heard of the movie or the song Flipper, that’s what he reminds me of..

  6. Helen (grabyourfork)
    January 19, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    Happy moving! These cookies look like they might provide the energy boost you’ll need! I definitely would have licked out the measuring cup of Nutella :)

    • Emily
      January 19, 2011 | 9:41 pm

      hehe, I actually did plus a spoon too!

  7. meemsnyc
    January 20, 2011 | 2:25 am

    Oh my, these look absolutely heavenly!!

    • Emily
      January 20, 2011 | 3:10 pm

      Thanks. They surely are! :D

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