Traffic was horrible tonight on my commute home from work. My normal 2o minute drive took nearly an hour. Fortunately, I had plenty of time to think about making dinner and what I might make with my bag of hazelnut flour (oh, and I did all of this while belting out a Christina Aguilera song).
The flour tasted so good in the muffins I made recently, so figured I’d try it out next in a cookie recipe. Nutella always leaps to mind when I think of hazelnuts and I scoured my cookbooks for a chocolate cookie to create a hazelnut/chocolate combo. Betty Crocker didn’t let me down – I decided to slightly adjust her chocolate oatmeal chewy cookies.
I walked and fed my puppy, then prepped for dinner. I put dinner on the stove to simmer while I preheated the oven and got to work on the cookies. I love it when recipes come together quickly — all you really do with this recipe is throw everything into a bowl and stir to combine. It was a no-brainer and took all of 10 minutes.
Hazelnut-Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup hazelnut flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 2/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
Cream the sugar, butter, milk, and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
The cookies are moist and chewy — the perfect end to a long work day.
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