Recipes & Cooking

Holiday Hazelnut Cookies

by The Culinistas

A perfect post-holiday treat or cookie swap pick! In this recipe, browning the butter adds depth of flavor and hazelnuts add crunch and earthiness. The chewy texture is paired well a glass of oat milk or a hot latte.

Hazelnut Cookies

Yields 24 cookies


1 cup unsalted butter
2½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups rolled oats
2 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp allspice
1½ tsp salt
1½ cups turbinado sugar
3 eggs
1 cup hazelnuts, toasted, roughly chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 350º.

2. Make the Brown Butter: In a small saucepan, heat butter and whisk until fully caramelized to a dark brown color. Transfer the brown butter to a large mixing bowl and cool to room temperature.

3. Mix the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, allspice and salt. Set aside for later.

4. Mix the Wet Ingredients: In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cooled brown butter and sugar. Using paddle attachment, cream the mixture until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time until fully emulsified. While the mixer is on low speed, add the dry ingredients and hazelnuts until the dough forms.

5. Portion the cookies into 3 tablespoon balls each. Bake the cookies on a parchment-lined sheet pan for 12-15 minutes.

A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokoff for the beautiful photograph.