Chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

45 min
These chocolate chip cookies with hazelnuts never go out of style. Though chocolate chip cookie recipe dates back to the 80s, it is not without reason that it continues to be popular. The small, scrumptious cookies with chocolate and hazelnut embody the perfect combination of crispy and chewy, and with these delicious treats in the kitchen, it will be hard not to literally get caught with your hand in the cookie jar.
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175°C regular oven.
  • Beat butter and sugar well.
  • Stir in brown sugar and egg.
  • Mix flour with vanilla sugar, baking soda, and salt and fold it into the butter mixture.
  • Add chocolate and hazelnuts.
  • Use 2 teaspoons to transfer small balls of dough to a lined baking sheet.
  • Flatten the cookies slightly and bake them in the top of the oven for about 7 minutes.
  • Let them sit for a few minutes and eat the cookies while they are still warm and freshly baked.
Enjoy!
Tips

You can use all different types of nuts, try walnuts or almonds or maybe a variation of the three

Tips

Using salt in sweet dishes like cookies and cakes might seem counterintuitive. But salt has a wonderful ability to intensify other flavours, including those in baked goods, especially chocolate. Immediately after your chocolate chip cookies are out of the oven, sprinkle a little bit of sea salt onto them to enhance their flavours for lightly salted chocolate chip cookies with a richer flavour.

Tips

It is not recommended to use sea salt in the cookie dough itself. Seeing as the baking time for cookies is relatively short, it does not allow for enough time for the salt in the dough to 'melt' into the cookies which might result in large, unincorporated salt crystals. As such, sea salt chocolate chip cookies are best created by a light sprinkling of salt after baking.

Tips

Want to add a little special thing for your vanilla ice cream. Simply break off your cookies into smaller pieces and serve on top of your favorite ice cream.

Questions about chocolate chip cookies

Making tasty cookies is simple with our chocolate chip cookie recipe. Below you can learn a lot more about the treat by reading answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about chocolate chip cookies, among other things, how to make them soft and chewy.

How to make chocolate chip cookies?
Baking soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies is both quick and easy. Simply, prepare your cookie dough and remember to beat the butter and sugar mixture well to make the cookies fluffy and tender. Place small balls of dough on a baking sheet, flatten each a little bit and bake – they should still be a bit gooey when you take them out! Enjoy the cookies while they are still warm for the softest, chewiest, and gooiest experience.
How to make a soft chocolate chip cookie?
The trick to soft chocolate chip cookies is to bake them for only a short time at a high temperature. This way, they bake much faster and thus spend less time in the oven where they would, over time, dry out because of the oven's hot, dry air. Enjoying the cookies when they are freshly baked and storing them in an airtight container also ensures softness.
What makes a chocolate chip cookie chewy?
Mixing, or creaming, the butter and sugar well introduces air into the mixture which helps make a lighter chocolate chip cookie with a fluffier and more tender texture. The type of sugar used in a chocolate chip cookie recipe also has an impact on the chewiness of a cookie, and using brown sugar, like our recipe calls for, will make for soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies because it is better at retaining moisture.
Why are my chocolate chip cookies flat?
Chocolate chip cookies can sometimes 'spread' out a bit too much while baking, making them appear almost melted and quite flat. A tip to avoiding this is to chill the cookies in the refrigerator for a bit before baking them to ensure their butter-content is not too soft or melted before you have a chance to pop them in the oven. If you do not have the time or patience to chill the chocolate chip cookies before baking, control the softness of the butter before mixing it in the dough. Make sure the butter is soft but not too soft – this will make it easy to combine with the rest of the ingredients, while making sure it will not melt right away in the oven, creating flat cookies.
How to freeze chocolate chip cookie dough?
Freezing raw chocolate chip cookie dough is entirely possible. Simply wrap the dough in cling film and transfer it to an airtight container. It is also possible to freeze the dough as small cookie balls. Just allow for them to chill in the refrigerator before placing them into the freezer in an airtight container. This will prevent them sticking together. Frozen chocolate chip cookie dough will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.
Can you refrigerate chocolate chip cookie dough?
You can easily store the dough in the refrigerator so you can quickly bake a batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies. Simply cover the mixing bowl with cling film or place your cookie dough in an airtight container. Properly stored cookie dough will keep for 2-4 days. This means you can prepare your cookie dough in advance and bake the cookies when it is convenient for you.

Ingredients

Soft butter
75 g
Sugar (approx. ¾ dl)
100 g
Brown sugar (approx. ¾ dl)
50 g
Egg
1
Flour (approx. 2½ dl)
150 g
Vanilla sugar
1 tsp
Baking soda
½ tsp
Fine salt
½ tsp
Coarsely chopped, dark chocolate (around 55 % cocoa)
100 g
Halved hazelnuts
50 g

Chewy chocolate chip cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make but much harder to stop eating. With their chewy, buttery centre they are incredibly soft and tender to sink your teeth into. The gooey chocolate seems to melt in your mouth, while the crispy edges and pieces of earthy hazelnut add texture and create a well-rounded experience.

If you never tire of chewy cookies with nuts, check out our recipe for peanut butter cookies or, if you want to try something with a completely different flavour profile, have a look at our crispy and decorative gingerbread cookies, which are perfect for the holiday season.

Make easy cookies with chocolate chips

These cookies are delicious whether you are using chocolate chips or chunks. Chocolate chips may be the easier choice but making your own chunks of chopped chocolate is not very time consuming either. Using chunks for chocolate chip cookies allows you to use your favourite kind of chocolate and chop the chocolate to the exact the size you find best – maybe a mix of big and small chunks.

Get the perfect soft and chewy result

The best chocolate chip cookie recipe is one that allows you to bake some truly delectable cookies that walk a thin line between being soft, chewy, and a little bit crispy around the edges. Beating butter and sugar well, using brown sugar, and baking for a short while at a high temperature are some of the ways to ensure a perfect cookie result. Enjoying your chocolate chip cookies after allowing them to chill for only a short while is the best way to make sure that their chocolate centre is still warm and gooey and that you get them at their very chewiest.

Add your own touch

You can make all sorts of different variations with our basic, easy chocolate chip cookie recipe. For example, try some extra gooey and chewy chocolate chip marshmallow cookies. A chocolate chip cookie with marshmallow pieces is gooey and delicious, and the taste of sweet, toasty marshmallows in combination with the chocolaty and buttery goodness of a classic chocolate chip cookie is nothing short of mouth-watering. Try making your own small, homemade marshmallows using our easy recipe to create this irresistible cookie variation.

If you cannot get enough of chocolate, you might want to experiment with turning this into a double chocolate chip cookie recipe – or maybe even triple chocolate! Choose between white, milk, and dark chocolate to use for your double or triple chocolate chip cookies and mix however you want. Want a sweeter and fresher variation? Use white and milk chocolate. Want a little bit of everything? Use all three kinds. Want a little dark as well as sweet? Use dark and milk chocolate. Experiment with the different types and find your favourite chocolate chip cookie combination. If you want a more intense and little less sweet version go with a chocolate that has a higher percentage in chocolate, 70% for example. This is give a more intense and bitter experience.