Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are a terrific gluten free and dairy free option dessert idea! In the kitchen with my adorable grandson, I was thinking up some new cookie ideas this summer that we could enjoy baking together. Chocolate chips being such a staple dessert, I wanted to put my own twist on a traditional recipe!

Chocolate is an ideal antioxidant and serotonin boost, along with being something that tastes great! If you enjoy chocolatey desserts as much as my family and me, go check out my e-book on different and delicious chocolate and cacao desserts here! Hazelnuts also have tremendous health benefits, and 1 ounce of hazelnuts alone contains over 4 grams of protein!! 

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As you will read within the recipe, I like to soak and dehydrate the nuts first. This is because the soaking allows the hazelnut to break down, making the digestion of the nut easier. The sweet smell of hazelnut and chocolate chip cookies will soon fill your house! A side of my Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Ice Cream served up with the warm cookies is sure to give you the dessert you are looking for!

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Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

In the kitchen with my adorable grandson, I was thinking up some new cookie ideas this summer that we could enjoy baking together. Chocolate chips being such a staple dessert, I wanted to put my own twist on a traditional recipe!

  • Author: Tina Turbin
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Ingredients

2½ cups hazelnut, ground

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ cup gluten-free dairy-free chocolate

¼ cup chopped nuts of your choice

½ cup organic honey

2 tablespoons spectrum shortening

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In one bowl combine dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl combine honey, spectrum, and vanilla extract.
  3. Preheat Oven at 350F degrees
  4. Mix the wet into the dry.
  5. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  6. Place 1 tablespoon balls onto parchment lined pan and flatten slightly (about 1/3 inch thick).
  7. Bake approximately 7 minutes.
  8. Cool on rack. 
  9. Place in refrigerator 5-10 minutes to harden
  10. Remove, store and enjoy!

Notes

If you do small balls, cooking time will be 6-8 minutes, depending on if you flatten them a bit and how soft you like your cookies. 

If you use a larger spoon, they will need more time, and again it depends on how soft you like your cookies.

From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.


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