Gooey Salted Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies

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When you have a gooey cookie craving… Something’s got to give. We made these divine healthy cookies to satisfy any sugar-craving! They so good – gooey chocolate with a hint of sea salt and crunchy roasted hazelnuts. Make for your healthy sweet treat this week!


Gooey Salted Chocolate & Hazelnut Cookies


Makes: 8-10



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



  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder, cinnamon and 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, until 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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  • Nicole

    Hi, how much vanilla extract is to be added? (listed at number 3 in method but not in ingredients list).

    • Hi Nicole. Vanilla extract is optional, but you can add 1 tsp if you desire 🙂

  • Brydie Amos

    Hey! Do u need to peel or precook the hazelnuts?


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