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Chocolate Hazelnut Domes

Leigh Beisch
Yield Makes 3 dozen cookies
Dusted with powdered sugar, these nut-rich cookies look like snow-capped mountains. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted hazelnuts, finely ground
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 182
  • caloriesfromfat 46 %
  • protein 2.6 g
  • fat 9.3 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 24 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • sodium 80 mg
  • cholesterol 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate.

  2. In a large bowl, cream butter with granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and melted chocolate and beat to combine. Add flour, soda, and salt. Stir in oats and hazelnuts.

  3. Break off small pieces of dough, roll into 1 1/2-in. balls, and arrange on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until puffed, about 9 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and sift powdered sugar over cookies.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per cookie.