Irresistible Maison Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Recipe

Our Chef Nicolas Cloiseau, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier, shares his tricks of the trade for crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.

 

For 15 cookies

PREPARATION: 15 minutes

BAKE: 10 minutes

Delectable Ingredients for Chocolate Cream and Cookies

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CHOCOLATE CREAM

60 g milk
105 g liquid cream
2 sheets gelatin
100 g dark chocolate 70% minimum

 

INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIES

80 g butter
50 g brown sugar
60 g caster sugar
1 egg
140 g flour
1 g salt
1 g yeast
50 g chopped hazelnuts
75 g milk chocolate 35% minimum
20 g hazelnut powder
A few chopped hazelnuts for decoration

Crafting Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies: Step-by-Step Creation

For the chocolate cream (make the day before):

- Rehydrate the 2 gelatine leaves in very cold water.
- Bring the cream and milk to the boil.
- Pour the cream over the chopped dark chocolate.
- Whisk to combine, adding the 2 sheets of gelatine.
- Use a blender to finish the mixture.
- Leave to cool in the fridge overnight.

 

For the cookies:
- In a mixer bowl, mix together the softened butter with the brown sugar and caster sugar.
- Add the hazelnut powder, then the egg. Then add the flour.
- When the dough begins to form, add the diced milk chocolate and chopped hazelnuts.
- Remove the dough from the mixer and shape into cookie dough balls weighing around 30 g to 35 g each.
- Place on a baking sheet and refrigerate for
30 minutes (Chef's tip for pretty cookies).
- Once the 30 minutes have elapsed, place the cookies in an oven at 165°C for around 8 to 10 minutes, depending on whether you prefer more melt-in-the-mouth or crispier cookies.
- Leave to cool when removed from the oven.

 

Assembly:
- Using a piping bag and a plain tip (size 8), pipe around 10 g of chocolate cream onto each cookie.
- Add the crushed hazelnuts and hazelnut praline for an extra touch of deliciousness.

Plain Truffles 90g

La Maison du Chocolat offers its plain chocolate truffles in collections of 2, 13, 35, or 58 chocolates. Our incredibly creamy mousse ganache filling is the sophisticated starting point of these delicious treats.

€18.00