May 10, 2010

Cookie Munster

These are the ultimate chocolate chip cookie. Unbelievably crumbly and crisp with toasty hazelnuts and molten chunks of dark chocolate. They're definitely cookies but with my Cork accent it always sound weird saying cookie so I always call them biscuits!

Unbelievable with a glass of milk. Equally gorgeous with a cup of tea. Isn't everything?




Hazelnut & Chocolate chip Cookies
Based on the basic cookie dough recipe by the lovely Leila Lindholm

Ingredients:
41/2 oz butter, softened
3 1/2 oz demerera sugar
1 egg
3 1/2 oz plain flour
1 oz rolled oats
1/2 tbsp baking powder
4oz dark chocolate, chopped
3oz toasted hazelnuts, chopped


Method:
  • Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Mix in the egg.
  • Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, blend into the dough
  • Mix the coarsely chopped chocolate and nuts into the dough.
  • Shape into a log and roll it up in greaseproof paper. Put in the freezer for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 c.
  • Cut the roll into 1cm thick slices. Lay them on a a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for about 10 mins or until golden.
I don't really like biscuits where you have to roll them into a ball, flatten with a fork etc. They always seem like alot of hassle. I love recipes like this where you can double the mixture and keep half in the freezer and cut off the slices whenever you have a spare shelf in the oven.
I'm planning on having a scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched in between two of these chocolate chip hotties next time the sun shines!
Lilly x

18 comments:

  1. OOH. Nice. Lovely photos too m'lady, love that round tray!

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  2. i'm salivating here, i'm trying not to eat fattening things and you keep making me want to ....could you please do something healthy !
    as always beautiful styling....my friend from cork can't say crispies as in rice crispies....she say crisbees....is that a cork thing too ?

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  3. Oh these aren't fattening - they've got healthy things in them like oaty things and nutty things. More like scroggin in a biscuit. Yum!

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  4. I also love this lovely Swedish female chef! I also have her book!

    She rocks!

    These cookies look delightful!

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  5. OHHHH...i will try that next weekend!!!
    Thank you so much for the recipe!!!
    I just can't wait...
    ;)

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  6. Kitty Cat: Thanks! The tray was a fiver. I was robbed. The woman in the shop could see in my eyes that I wanted it. Damn.
    Jaboopee: I'll do something healthy next so! I always say crisbees too, ha!
    Amanda: You're so funny! I had to google scroggin (trail mix)! It's my new favourite word!x
    Sophie: I LOVE her book, it actually changed the way I bake. Such fresh recipes, love it!
    Atelier: Bem vindo! I hope you make them!x

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  7. They look delicious. I love that they call for oats...and butter. :)

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  8. I almost can't bear to make these now, as you've presented them so perfectly that I could never live up to the standard set and would feel that my cookies were second-best. I'd probably have to eat a whole batch to console myself and then I'd feel very second-best myself.

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  9. oh yes Lilly ,please make something 'healthy' and gorgeous. but while I'm waiting I'll make these : )
    M

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  10. yum yum....gorgeous piccie too s x

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  11. Lilly I love these cookies - I have a choc chip recipe on my blog but it's spoonfuls of dough dropped on the baking sheet. Tasty too and a doddle to make. Have a look at it under http://deise-dispatches.blogspot.com/2009/08/chocolate-chip-and-pecan-cookies.html
    had forgotten it's with Pecans,yours with hazelnuts. both yum. By the way hadn't clicked that you're the Lilly of Fancy Vittles fame, love that show. great fun and stop/motion graphics - and your sis too - good stuff. Love the tray too, and where did you get that retro milk bottle? Haven't seen one since doorstep milk in the old days!
    Catherine x

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  12. I made these last night, my first EVER attempt at baking. Had to buy a scales and a mixer :) They are delish, really pleased, thank you!

    Yvo

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  13. That's the prettiest plate of milk and cookies I've ever seen. And I really like the sewn wax-paper bags.

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  14. Thanks Everyone!
    Yvo: I'm SO delighted that you made these and got a scales and mixer, woohoo! I hope ye have many happy years together! x

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  15. If these are anything like the incredibly cute, individually wrapped bickies we got from your good self at today's food blogger event, then I want!

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  16. I've been meaning to thank you for the fantastic cookies you brought to the food blogger event. It was incredible and I wish I had a whole box of them :) Such a thoughtful and delicious gift!!

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  17. I can't comment on the hazelnut and chocolate chip version, but the oatmeal ginger biscuits you sent to the Irish food bloggers event were absolutely delicious - thank you so much!

    And the packaging was only adorable, what a beautiful gift they made :)

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  18. Aoife, Clare and Aisling: Thanks a million! I hope ye make the biscuits they really are so nice and keep for ages. Sorry I had to leave early, hope to meet up with everyone at the next get together!x

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Let me know what you think!x