Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Chilling Time: 90 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies (36 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
74 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen cookies (36 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These hazelnut chocolate chip cookies may be one of our absolute favorite Passover treats. In fact, as strange as it sounds, we like them even more than the regular year-round chocolate chip cookies.

The flavor of these cookies is exceptional, especially when made with a light, fruity extra virgin olive oil, but if you prefer, you can use a neutral oil, such as grapeseed, instead.

Kosher Status: Pareve

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (if you prefer, you can use a neutral oil such as grapeseed)
  • 1 cup Passover cake meal
  • 2 tablespoons potato starch
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts (ground, or hazelnut flour)
  • 1 3- to 4-ounce bittersweet or semisweet chocolate bar (chopped), or 1/2 cup pareve chocolate chips

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together. Stir in the oil, cake meal and potato starch and mix until well-combined. 

  2. Add the ground hazelnuts, and stir until they're thoroughly mixed into the dough. Fold in the chocolate, mixing until the pieces are evenly distributed.

  3. Cover the bowl and chill for at least an hour, or overnight.

  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Using clean, oiled hands, take walnut-sized balls of the chilled dough, and roll it into balls between your palms. Place the dough about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten the balls with your palm or a spatula to about 1/4-inch thick.

  6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until they begin to turn a light golden brown. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool. Once totally cool, the cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 weeks, or well-wrapped in the freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy!