Chocolate Dipped Hazelnut Cookies 

There is nothing better than a warm oven, a delicious aroma from the oven and snuggling up to a great movie on a rainy day…lucky for me this recipe ticks all those boxes! This is the kind of recipe you bring to a friends house when you’re trying to impress… it is the kind of recipe that you bring to share with your loved ones…this is the kind of recipe you create just because they are so delicious!

My Chocolate dipped hazelnut cookies are so easy to make! With only a handful of ingredients, you could be enjoying them within 30 minutes! Hazelnut meal (like almond meal) is packed full of protein so this recipe is a delicious afternoon pick me up too!

One thing to be mindful of is serving sizes…a nut flour is exactly that, whole nuts ground into a fine crumb, now think about the number of nuts needed to make that flour and how many nuts are in that one cookie. While nuts are a delicious healthy source of protein, minerals, good fats and fibre they can also be too much of a good thing, and something to be mindful of is training to maintain weight and health goals.

This recipe is Gluten free, Dairy free, Egg free, Vegan, High protein, High fibre, Wholefood, Paleo 

I N G R E D I E N T S 

COOKIES

2 cups of hazelnut meal
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup chopped nuts (hazelnuts, cashews, pecans or almonds will work)
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Pinch of salt

CHOCOLATE COATING

2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey

M E T H O D 

1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

2. In a mixing bowl combine the hazelnut meal, chia seeds, nuts, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon.

3. Add the wet ingredients and mix well. The mixture should look quite dry but when squeezed should stick together. If too dry add a little extra honey or a splash of water.

4. Using a large spoon, scoop out the mixture into cookies and place on a lined baking tray.

5. Place into the oven and bake for 30 mins until golden. Set aside and allow to cool completely. The cookies will appear uncooked and crumbly but as they cool they will firm up.

6. While waiting for cookies to cool mix together the chocolate coating. Once cooled, dip cookies into the chocolate and place into the fridge to harden.

 

Health and Happiness,
Alyce x

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