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Paleo vegan flourless chocolate hazelnut cookies that are every bit as delicious as a spoonful of Nutella and made with 6 real and simple ingredients!

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: baked goods
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Paleo vegan flourless chocolate hazelnut cookies that are every bit as delicious as a spoonful of Nutella and made with 6 real and simple ingredients!


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Ingredients

  • 16 oz raw hazelnuts (skin removed)
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (can use maple syrup)
  • 2 tbsp ground chia seed + 1/3 cup warm water (let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean powder or extract
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Optional:

  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (for outside coating)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with tin foil.
  2. Roll hazelnuts onto the baking sheet and roast for about 5-7 minutes, just until they start to become aromatic.
  3. Remove hazelnuts from the oven and place into your food processor.
  4. Process until the nuts are lightly crushed, then pause and remove about 1/2 cup of crushed nuts. Set aside and begin blending the hazelnuts again until it’s a creamy butter.
  5. Once it’s a creamy butter, place the remaining ingredients in (except for the chocolate chips), and blend until it’s a thick and sticky dough.
  6. Roll into small dough balls and lightly press the top with the back of a spoon to flatten on a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. These cookie dough balls don’t spread too much on their own, so don’t be afraid!
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes and let cool.

Optional chocolate coating:

  1. While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for about 1 minute, pausing and stirring occasionally.
  2. Once the cookies are cooled, place the on a piece of parchment paper and lightly spoon a little chocolate onto half of each cookie and spread.
  3. Sprinkle hazelnut crumbs on top and enjoy!

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