Hazelnut Choc Chip Cookies

I haven’t done much (read: any) experimenting with aquafaba until now, and I wouldn’t even say that this was very experimental, considering the meringue stuff that has been going on (SRSLY!). I did attempt a sponge cake in which I got to whip the aquafaba up and see it form peaks – a pretty amazing sight indeed. The sponge cake itself wasn’t what I had hoped, it was still dense rather than the light and fluffy I was going for. In these cookies, I had hoped the aquafaba would create this mad chewiness, but it didn’t happen to the extent I had intended. I don’t really think the aquafaba is even that necessary here. Regardless, these cookies are damn delicious.

What (insert well known person) would eat if they were vegan.

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So who would I be feeding these delicious cookies to, you ask?

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ZOMG! It’s Cookie Monster! Everyone knows Cookie Monster loves a good old choc chip cookie, but the addition of nuts suits his personality down to a T. I only hope he’s brought his cookie eating game cos we are getting pretty damn good and wolfing these babies down.

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No seriously, blink and you will miss them.

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Hazelnut Choc Chip Cookies
(makes about 28-32 cookies)

2/3 cup vegan butter
½ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup raw sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp chickpea juice
1 ¾ cups flour
1 ½ ts p baking powder
½ tsp bicarb soda
¾ tsp salt
¾ cup choc chips
½ cup hazelnuts

Preheat oven to 180, line a tray with baking paper. .

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars with electric beaters for a good couple of minutes. Add vanilla, chick juice and beat until combined.

In a separate bowl, mix together remaining ingredients except for choc chips and hazelnuts. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine, before adding the rest along with the choc chips and hazelnuts and stirring to form a dough.

Taking heaps teaspoons, roll into balls then flatten into discs on the tray. Bake for 10-12 mins until bottoms slightly golden (on the shorter side for chewier cookies, longer for crispy). Allow to sit on the tray for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

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Nom nom nom nom…

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22 thoughts on “Hazelnut Choc Chip Cookies

  1. Yay Cookie Monster! C is for cookie…..etc…now sing that all day….

    Hazelnuts in cookies sound awesome 🙂 I haven’t tried aquafaba yet! My cousin attempted meringues but they melted in the oven so I’m a bit wary!

    1. Ahh haha I almost put a video of that song up, I was singing it in my head while writing the post. Yes, I too am a bit wary of the whole meringue situation but too curious not to give it a try at some point.

  2. Ha, great idea! I’ve never tried this aquafaba miracle either, but I’m planning to be bold at some point. These look like a good starting point with just a few spoonfuls, rather than trying a whole meringue!

    1. Yes – baby steps I reckon. Making meringues seems kind of scary, I remember even the egg white ones I helped my grandma or mum make as a child being very temperamental in the oven.

  3. Cookie Monster! I love it!
    He did pretty well in the video above…I remember thinking when I was kid (in the 70’s) that all the cookies just seemed to fly out the sides of his mouth.

    Aquafaba has been on my list to try for the last several months. I must try this recipe they look delicious.

  4. I made some meringues with aquafaba and the results weren’t perfect, but definitely worth of more experimentation. I love those cookies, I’d be fighting the cookie monster for a handful. Lucky cookie monster.

    1. Yes I’m really keen to play some more with it, it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Vegan pavlova, well I just never!

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