Oregon’s Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

3 dozen

Oregon has an abundance of nuts, and these nutty cookies are popular with the ladies at my craft club. Growing up during the Depression, my mother taught us to use what was available and said, "It doesn't have to be expensive to be good." She was right! —Selmer Looney, Eugene, Oregon
Oregon's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed until blended, 3-5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to batter. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Flatten lightly with a fork. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 299 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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