Deliciously Healthy: Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cookies Recipe

Listen up, foodies! I’ve got a mouth-watering recipe that caters to your every dietary requirement – gluten-free, dairy-free, and oh so delicious! Today’s recipe is for Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cookies. Trust me, these cookies are an absolute game-changer.

If you love chocolate and hazelnuts, then these cookies will have you swooning with every bite. The recipe is easy to follow, and the ingredients are simple yet wholesome. We use hazelnut flour and butter to make these cookies gluten-free and nutty in flavor. And for all you chocoholics out there, we throw in generous amounts of dark chocolate chips and chunks that will melt in your mouth like butter on a hot griddle!

These cookies are perfect for sharing with family and friends or indulging during a quiet evening at home with a cup of tea. They make a great snack or even dessert!

Most importantly, these Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cookies cater to those with dietary restrictions but do not compromise on taste. They’re flourless, paleo-friendly, vegan-friendly and taste just as good as traditional cookies.

So whether it’s a potluck or a Sunday brunch, make sure to bring along these guilt-free indulgences that’ll have everyone coming back for more. Get ready to elevate your cookie game with this one-of-a-kind recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Hazelnut Cookies
Gluten Free Hazelnut Cookies

Listen up, my fellow foodies! If you’re a fan of nutty and chocolatey flavors, then this recipe is definitely for you. These gluten-free hazelnut cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. Whether it’s dessert after dinner, an afternoon snack, or just a bite to satisfy your sweet tooth, these cookies do not disappoint.

But that’s not all! With ingredients like hazelnut butter, hazelnut flour, and chopped hazelnuts, these cookies are rich in protein and healthy fats. Not to mention they are also gluten-free and dairy-free, making them the perfect guilt-free indulgence.

Now let’s talk about the real star of the show- chocolate. These cookies hold a generous amount of chocolate chips or chunks that will melt in your mouth with every bite. They will undoubtedly satisfy your chocolate cravings without making you feel sluggish. Plus, these cookies can easily be turned into vegan or paleo by swapping out a few simple ingredients.

With so many variations and options to make this recipe fit your dietary needs, there’s no excuse not to try these delicious cookies. Trust me; once you take a bite of these warm hazelnut and chocolate chunk-filled treats, you’ll be hooked like I am. So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and indulge yourself in the goodness of gluten-free hazelnut heaven!

Ingredient List

 Watch out, these cookies are gluten-free!
Watch out, these cookies are gluten-free!

Let’s talk ingredients! For these gluten-free hazelnut cookies, you’ll need a list of readily available items that can be found in most local grocery stores. Here’s a rundown of everything you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of hazelnut flour
  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, brought to room temperature
  • 150 g of hazelnut butter
  • 100 g of chopped hazelnuts
  • ½ cup of coconut oil (melted)
  • ½ cup of coconut sugar

Mix Ins:

  • 1 cup of chopped dark chocolate/chocolate chunks
  • 1 egg

The above measurements are for a single batch. If you want to double or triple the recipe, use the ingredients 1x, ingredients 2x, or ingredients 3x options accordingly.

These cookies are also very versatile, and there is plenty of room for other ingredients. You can try adding in some shredded coconut, dried cranberries, raisins or even swapping the chocolate out for something like white chocolate chunks. The choice is yours – experiment and make it your own!

The Recipe How-To

 Crunch into these hazelnut delights.
Crunch into these hazelnut delights.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

Before you do anything, you need to make sure that you have all the right ingredients. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Hazelnut flour: This is the base of the cookie dough.
  • Hazelnut butter: This gives the cookie a nutty flavor and makes it moist.
  • Sugar: Both brown sugar and coconut sugar are used in this recipe.
  • Egg: This binds the ingredients together and adds structure to the cookies.
  • Chocolate chips: For that extra burst of chocolatey goodness.

Make sure that all ingredients are at room temperature before using them.

Step 2: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 3: Mix the Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the hazelnut flour, brown sugar, coconut sugar, and sea salt. Mix well. Add in the hazelnut butter and mix until well combined. Beat in the egg until thoroughly mixed.

Once mixed, stir in chocolate chips by hand.

Step 4: Shape the Cookies

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto the prepared baking sheet. Roll each ball of dough between your palms into a smooth round shape. Press down slightly on each ball with your palm to flatten it into a disk shape.

Step 5: Bake Until Golden Brown

Bake for about 12-15 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Optional Step (for nutty taste): Toast hazelnuts in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, chop them coarsely and sprinkle the toasted nuts on top of each cookie.

Enjoy your delicious gluten-free hazelnut chocolate chip cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who needs wheat when you can have gluten-free goodness?
Who needs wheat when you can have gluten-free goodness?

As much as I love this recipe, I understand that some of you may have dietary restrictions or simply prefer alternative ingredients. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Firstly, if you don’t have hazelnut butter on hand, you can easily substitute it for almond butter or cashew butter. You can also make your own hazelnut butter by processing roasted hazelnuts until they turn into a smooth and creamy paste.

For those who don’t like using sugar in their recipes, you can use coconut sugar or maple syrup instead of brown sugar. These sweeteners will add a unique depth of flavor to the cookies, as well as give them a slight caramel-like taste.

If you are looking for a chocolate-free alternative, you can omit the chocolate chunks and replace them with dried fruit like raisins or chopped dates. Alternatively, you can also add some chopped nuts like almonds or walnuts to give the cookies some extra crunch.

For those following a paleo or grain-free diet, swap the hazelnut flour for almond flour or coconut flour. These flours work perfectly with this recipe too.

Finally, if you are vegan or dairy-free, simply use plant-based butter instead of dairy butter and use a flax egg (1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water) instead of egg to bind the dough together.

As always, feel free to experiment and try out different substitutions and variations to create your own spin on the classic chocolate hazelnut cookies!

Serving and Pairing

 Sweet, nutty, and gluten-free- what's not to love?
Sweet, nutty, and gluten-free- what’s not to love?

Now that we’ve created these delicious gluten-free hazelnut cookies, it’s time to talk about the best ways to enjoy them! These cookies are a fantastic treat to share with others, whether you’re serving up a batch at a party, gifting them to friends and family, or simply enjoying them on your own.

One of my favorite ways to pair these cookies is with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee. There’s something magical about the combination of chocolate and hazelnut, and these cookies make for the perfect accompaniment to your favorite warm beverage.

If you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent, try sandwiching two of these cookies together with a dollop of hazelnut butter or Nutella. The creaminess of the chocolate hazelnut spread is an excellent complement to the crumbly texture of these cookies.

For a more elegant presentation, try incorporating these cookies into dessert dishes like ice cream sundaes, trifle bowls, or parfaits. The nutty and slightly sweet flavors of the cookie blend perfectly with other dessert ingredients, making for a memorable culinary experience.

Overall, there’s no wrong way to enjoy these delicious gluten-free hazelnut cookies. Whether you enjoy them on their own as a snack or use them as a creative ingredient in other desserts, I hope this recipe has inspired you to indulge in some sweet treats today!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.
These cookies are perfect for those with gluten sensitivities.

Alright, my fellow cookie lovers! This section is all about what to do once you’ve baked those delectable hazelnut cookies. As much as I know you want to devour them in one go, you might want to save some for later or even make them ahead of time. Well, no worries because I’ve got all the tips and tricks for making the most of your cookies.

First things first, let’s talk about storing your cookies properly. You’re going to want to keep them in an airtight container at room temperature – that’s really the key. Not only will the container keep the cookies from drying out too quickly, but it’ll also help maintain their flavor and texture. If kept in the right conditions, your cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days.

If you need to keep your cookies longer than that, I suggest freezing them. Yup, these hazelnut cookies freeze really well and still taste delicious when thawed! Just place them in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy them again, just bring them back to room temperature.

Now let’s talk about reheating or warming up your cookies. There’s nothing quite like warm hazelnut cookies straight from the oven – but if you don’t have the luxury of baking a fresh batch every time you crave some, there are a few ways to reheat them. One of my preferred methods is using the microwave. Just pop those babies in there for 10-15 seconds on high power and they’ll be good as new (maybe even better!).

Alternatively, you could also reheat your cookies in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes. This will bring back their crispy exterior while keeping a soft, chewy center. And hey, if you’re feeling really fancy, you could even add a scoop of ice cream on top for the ultimate dessert experience!

So there you have it folks, all the key tips and tricks for making the most out of your gluten-free hazelnut cookies. Now go forth and make those amazing cookies, knowing that you can enjoy them for days to come!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Dive into a new world of gluten-free snacks.
Dive into a new world of gluten-free snacks.

When it comes to baking, there’s nothing more satisfying than taking a fresh batch of cookies out of the oven. And when it comes to gluten-free and dairy-free hazelnut cookies, there are a few tips that can help you achieve perfect results every time. Here are some tips that I’ve gathered from my experience as a nutritionist and food blogger:

1. Use room temperature ingredients.

To ensure that your cookie dough mixes together evenly, it’s important to use ingredients at room temperature. This allows the ingredients to integrate with each other more smoothly, which will result in a better cookie texture overall.

2. Substitutions can affect the texture of your cookies.

When making substitutions for gluten-free or dairy-free ingredients, keep in mind that this may affect the texture of your cookies. Substituting butter with coconut oil, for example, will create a slightly different texture in your cookie.

3. Don’t overmix your dough.

Overmixing can lead to tough, dry cookies. When mixing your dough, be sure to only mix until all the ingredients are just combined. This will help create a tender and crumbly cookie.

4. Chill your dough before baking.

Chilling your dough before baking helps the flavors meld together and prevents spreading during baking. It also creates a tender and chewy texture in your cookie.

5. Experiment with different flavors and add-ins.

Hazelnut cookies are delicious on their own, but adding different flavors and add-ins can take them to the next level. Try adding chocolate chips or chunks for a decadent treat or adding in thumbprint filling for added flavor and presentation.

Follow these tips for perfect results every time you make gluten-free and dairy-free hazelnut cookies. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cookies are the perfect treat for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious snack option. This recipe is packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like hazelnut butter, hazelnut flour, and almond flour, making it a guilt-free indulgence that won’t compromise your dietary needs.

Whether you follow a gluten-free or dairy-free diet, or are simply looking for a tasty dessert option that’s both nutritious and enjoyable, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of substitution options, you can customize these cookies to suit your preferences while still enjoying a wholesome treat.

So why not give these Gluten-Free Hazelnut Cookies a try? Not only will they tantalize your taste buds with rich chocolate chunks and flavorful hazelnuts, they’ll also deliver a healthy dose of protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Trust me — your health and your taste buds will thank you!

Gluten Free Hazelnut Cookies

Gluten Free Hazelnut Cookies Recipe

These are very light, chewy cookies as opposed to most gluten-free products. They have a very strong hazelnut flavor, which is complemented by the cocoa and chocolate. To make your own hazelnut butter, roast whole raw hazelnuts at 350°F for about 15 minutes and grind them in a food processor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 83.4 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Mix in the hazelnut butter and egg.
  • Mix in the cocoa and soy flour.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips if desired.
  • Form approximately 30 balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Flatten the balls slightly with your palm and bake for 12 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 21gCalories: 83.4kcalCarbohydrates: 11.3gProtein: 1.4gFat: 3.9gSaturated Fat: 2.1gCholesterol: 15.2mgSodium: 24.5mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 10g
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