Saturday, May 4, 2013

Milk Chocolate Lovers Cookies with Hazelnuts

I have long felt that milk chocolate lovers are discriminated against in the chocolate chip cookie world.  Sure, you can make chocolate chip cookies with milk chocolate chips, but there is no chocolate chip cookie recipe I know of that is tailored milk chocolate.  So, I decided to make one.  I took a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe, added more vanilla, traded in some of the brown sugar for white sugar to make it crisper, and used hazelnuts, the perfect nut complement to milk chocolate (think Nutella).  Check it out!  Makes 4 dozen

2.5 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups milk chocolate chips (I prefer Ghirardelli)
1 cup chopped hazelnuts


Preheat oven to 375.   Mix flour and baking soda together in a small mixing bowl; set aside.  Beat butter, sugars, and vanilla together until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs, one at a time.  Add dry ingredients, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating to combine.  Add nuts and chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.  Using a cookie scoop, drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake each sheet for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are browned around the edges.  Cool on the sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.


  1. These look and sound so yummy and I love the milk chocolate and hazelnut combo!

  2. Thank you for this delicious and easy to prepare recipe!
    I love both:
    Chocolate and hazelnuts :)