Vegan Nutella Cookies

Vegan Nutella Cookies

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These vegan “Nutella” cookies are so delicious and have a healthy twist. They don’t have any Nutella in them, because Nutella isn’t vegan, but they contain the two main ingredients that give Nutella its unique flavor- chocolate and hazelnuts. They are so yummy and only take ten minutes to bake- I hope you enjoy them!

overhead shot of chocolate hazelnut cookies

Prepping the hazelnuts

The star ingredient in this recipe are hazelnuts. Hazelnuts have such a strong and delicious flavor that tastes amazing in recipes. In order to make this recipe, you will either need to purchase hazelnut butter, or have a food processor in hand with which you can make your own hazelnut butter. But not to worry! Making the hazelnut butter is actually really simple.

All you will need to make the hazelnut butter are the hazelnuts and a relatively good food processor. I have this one from Cuisinart that I really enjoy. Add the hazelnuts to the food processor and turn the food processor on high. Blend until all of the hazelnut have stuck to the sides of the food processor. Then use a spatula to scrape off the sides and pulse them again. Repeat this processor several times (about 5-6 times at least), until you have a runny peanut butter like consistency.

I found a really useful video for making nut butter on YouTube that you can watch here. I also show the process on my own video that’s included in this blog post.

If you can’t find hazelnut butter or don’t feel like making your own, you can replace the hazelnut butter with another nut butter than you like. However, I highly recommend using the hazelnuts because of how awesome chocolate and hazelnuts taste together. And if you are going for the Nutella flavor- hazelnuts are a must!

hand holding a chocolate hazelnut cookie

What you need to make these vegan Nutella cookies

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 cups (270 grams) hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 2 tbsp melted dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dairy free milk

Toppings

  • melted chocolate
  • chopped hazelnuts

How to make the cookies

  • The first step is to turn the hazelnuts into hazelnut butter. Start by adding the hazelnuts to a food processor.
  • Blend the hazelnuts on high speed for a full minute. Then pause to scrape off the sides. Blend again for another minute and pause again to scrape off the sides. Repeat this process at least 5 or 6 times, until you have a creamy liquid consistency. This is your hazelnut butter.
  • Transfer the hazelnut butter into a large bowl. To it, add the sugar, cacao, melted chocolate, flour, baking soda, vanilla, salt and milk.
  • Combine the ingredients well and form the dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Line the cookies on a baking tray. Gently pat the tops of each cookie to flatten them a bit.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350F/ 175C.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes. Melt some chocolate and dip half of each cookie in the chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy your delicious chocolate hazelnut cookies!

If you liked this recipe, you might also like these other vegan cookie recipes:

chocolate chip cookies

peanut butter cookies

hand holding a chocolate hazelnut cookie

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Gaby Dimova
These yummy vegan "Nutella" cookies combine the delicious flavors of Nutella- hazelnuts and chocolate to create a healthier vegan cookie!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 13
Calories 185 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor
  • baking sheet

Ingredients
  

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 cups hazelnuts 270 grams
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cacao
  • 2 tbsp melted dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp dairy free milk

Toppings

  • melted chocolate
  • chopped hazelnuts

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to turn the hazelnuts into hazelnut butter. Start by adding the hazelnuts to a food processor.
  • Blend the hazelnuts on high speed for a full minute. Then pause to scrape off the sides. Blend again for another minute and pause again to scrape off the sides. Repeat this process at least 5 or 6 times, until you have a creamy liquid consistency. This is your hazelnut butter.
  • Transfer the hazelnut butter into a large bowl. To it, add the sugar, cacao, melted chocolate, flour, baking soda, vanilla, salt and milk.
  • Combine the ingredients well and form the dough into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Line the cookies on a baking tray. Gently pat the tops of each cookie to flatten them a bit.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 350*F/ 175*C.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for at least 30 minutes. Melt some chocolate and dip half of each cookie in the chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy your delicious chocolate hazelnut cookies!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 131mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
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