These cookies use a few very innocent ingredients (almonds, sunflower/coconut oil, maple syrup, hazelnuts and dark vegan chocolate) to create a classic cookie texture and delicious taste. They’re naturally vegan, gluten-free and paleo but everyone will enjoy them!
Chocolate chip cookies are amazing in their own right, but adding a few chopped hazelnuts makes them even better, I reckon. You can’t go wrong with pairing hazelnuts and chocolate, plus it adds a nice crunchy texture to these chewy cookies.
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- 200 g / 2 cups ground almonds, almond flour
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup olive oil or coconut oil
- 60 ml / 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 50 g / 1/4 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
- 50 g / 1/4 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 170c / 340f and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Stir together the ground almonds, salt and bicarb in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in the sunflower oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir until it creates a dough.
- Gently fold in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips.
- Use a rounded tablespoon (or small ice cream scoop) to make cookie mounds on the baking sheet. You should get approximately 15 cookies. Gently flatten them with your palm.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes, turning half way to ensure even browning.
- Leave to cool completely before serving as they will be quite soft and gooey straight out of the oven. I like to keep them in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up. Enjoy!