Gooey Salted Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

healthy cookies

Keep this recipe up your sleeve the next time you have a cookie craving. This divine healthy version is bound to hit the spot. These cookies are gooey, chocolatey and have a nice crunch from the roasted hazelnuts.

 

Gooey Salted Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

Makes: 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the almond meal, raw cacao powder, baking powder, cinnamon and seas salt until combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup and almond butter until well combined.
  4. Add egg to the wet mixture and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes, until light and bubbly.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate and hazelnuts.
  6. Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden around the edges.
  8. Sprinkle with sea salt and eat while warm. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

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