Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt-these cookies are loaded with chocolate, chopped hazelnuts, and sprinkled with sea salt. Chocolate lovers will go crazy for these cookies!

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Last week I put Caleb down for his nap and I was going to do some spring cleaning, but I ended up in the kitchen instead. And I didn’t end up in the kitchen to clean. I wanted something sweet and my sweet tooth wasn’t going to be satisfied with just anything. I wanted cookies. I NEEDED cookies:) Big surprise, huh?

Josh wasn’t home, so I got into my secret nut stash and the bag of hazelnuts caught my eye. I decided to make Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt. All of my favorite things in one cookie. I figured the cookies would be good, but they were even better than I imagined. They are my new favorite cookie!

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I couldn’t stomach sweets at the beginning of my pregnancy, but lately my sweet tooth is raging. I think ALL of my teeth are sweet teeth:)

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe on These cookies are DIVINE, a MUST make!

I wanted a decadent cookie that would cure my sweet craving so I made double chocolate cookies. I used Dutch processed cocoa to get a deep chocolate flavor. I also added in semi-sweet chocolate chips. Double the chocolate, double the goodness!

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe on I am in love with these cookies! They are divine!

Hazelnuts are one of my favorite nuts, especially when they are paired with chocolate. So I knew they would be a great add in. And of course I sprinkled the cookies with sea salt before baking. A little bit of sea salt makes a huge difference. I love the sweet and salty combo!

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I was worried the baking cookies would wake Caleb up from his nap. Our house smelled like a chocolate factory. I know I couldn’t have slept through such a tempting smell. He didn’t wake up, but I guarantee he was having some sweet dreams:)

I ate a cookie as soon as they came out of the oven. I couldn’t wait for them to cool. The cookies were soft and oozing with chocolate. The hazelnuts added a slight crunch and nice flavor. The sea salt took the cookies over the top. I was in cookie heaven!

I highly recommend you make a batch of Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt today. And make sure you eat a fresh cookie that is still warm from the oven. Your mind will be blown away! These cookies are a chocolate lovers dream.

Thank you Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt for curing my cookie craving! And don’t worry, I shared with Caleb when he woke up. The chocolate all over his face told me he approved:)

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt Recipe on Chocolate lovers will go crazy for these cookies!

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies with Sea Salt

These cookies are a chocolate lovers dream! One of my all-time favorite cookie recipes!
4.13 from 8 votes


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on cookies


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • 3. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • 4. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle each cookie with sea salt.
  • 5. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Don’t overbake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely.


Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 196IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Oh gosh, I looove sprinkling salt on chocolatey cookies. These look so heavenly and soft. I want to sandwich a scoop of ice cream between two straight from the oven!

  2. I just posted some chocolate cookies over the weekend and I have been having major chocolate cravings this week. I need to make yours next. They look perfect! pinned

  3. These cookies look delicious and I’m so excited to see that I will be able to find all the ingredients in Paris. Sometimes cookie recipes call for ingredients that are just so hard to find here…butterscotch, molasses, etc. I have to ask American friends to bring me those things. Thanks for the great recipes and mouth-watering photos!

  4. I love adding sea salt to chocolate cookies. It totally does take them over the top.

  5. I just love hazelnuts and chocolate together, your cookies look amazing, perfect for those Monday blues.

  6. Aren’t these perfectly lovely cookies! I could eat them right off the page. These are next up in the baking rotation.

  7. I just tried your triple chocolate Oreo chunk cookies last weekend and they were amazing! I think these are definitely next!!

  8. These sound fabulous, Maria! I want to take your idea and combine it with the flourless Nutella cookies I’ve made to make them gluten free and jazz them up a bit!

  9. Hazelnuts and chocolate is one of my favorite dessert combinations. So yeah, these are right up my alley.

  10. Maria, these look way too fabulous!! I wish someone had these ready for me when I wake up from a nap. Guess I’d have to take a nap first…

  11. I am trying to get back on track with healthy eating. A week in Vegas and 10 days in France was an amazing experience and I didn’t pass up a single food eating opportunity! Thankfully tons of walking and exploring (and some dancing in Vegas) kept the scale from tipping…these cookies look divine and are seriously not helping me keep my resolve to get back on track ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. These cookies look amazing–one can’t have too much chocolate. Someone in my family is allergic to hazelnuts, so think I will substitute pecans or walnuts–should be just as good.

    Thanks for sharing,


  13. I’m chocoholic!! I NEED to try these cookies!!!!! But I’ll try a vegan version ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

  14. I made these cookies the day they appeared on the blog. They are absolutely delicious. And since I only began to subscribe to the blog last week, this bodes well for my future baking!!

  15. Made those yesterday, didnt have any hazelnuts so replaced with mini marshmallows, I know not exactly as crunchy ๐Ÿ™‚ but they still turned out absolutely fantastic. Definitely for the chocolate lovers! Brought somein the office today and theyall said it was my best batch ever!!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  16. I completely relate to the need for cookies during nap time! I don’t know what it is about that time of day, but my sweet tooth always kicks in! Many an afternoon have I found myself in the kitchen baking cookies when I have other tasks on my to do list. Lately I’ve been trying to satisfy my sweets craving with a smoothie instead, and it usually works. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I certainly think these look delicious, and that’s why I tried to make them today. Mine did not turn out that great, and I’m sure I used the wrong kind of cocoa. I got the only kind at the store that said “dutch process” but it was much lighter in color than even the cocoa you have in these pictures. Can you tell me what brand of cocoa you used or what type of store you found it in (online, Kroger, Whole Foods, William-Sonoma?) Also, the dough got really REALLY thick. I ended up having to mix it with my hands to get everything mixed (I have a kitchenaid mixer, but she could only mix so much of the flour mixture before she gave up on me.) Any thoughts? I definitely want to try these again. I made your dark chocolate, pistachio, and sea salt cookies last week and they were perfection.

  18. So! I just happened to have some roasted hazelnuts and some dark chocolate in my cupboard this weekend… and given it’s the start of Spring… Any excuse to make these!
    I used rough chopped dark Callebaut chocolate instead of the chips, added 1/2 teaspoon of hazlenut syrup in place of half of the vanilla, added the zest of one orange to the wet mix and I also substituted half of the butter for coconut butter (because that’s what I had in the cupboard).
    Can I just say…. BEST. BISCUITS. EVER.
    I was making them with my son and he could hardly contain himself… They make a big ol’ batch so I guess I’ll have to share them. ๐Ÿ™‚
    And for any Aussies/others interested – about 230grams of butter (between the two types I used) was just perfect.

  19. I wonder… did you put some more chopped hazelnuts and choc chips AFTER the cookies were baked? Because I made a batch of these and they didn’t come up. I took a closer look at your pictures again and realized that the choc chips and hazelnuts on top of your biscuits look completely uncovered by the biscuit and nicely in the center of the biscuit… So I wonder if you actually put them mid-baking or after as they came out of the oven.
    If so, I think you should’ve mentioned this as the appeal of food blogging is when people like us want to bake pretty like you and the pictures you post of your food. I think you should’ve mentioned that step if that’s what you’ve done.
    Either way, the cookies taste nice but very disappointed all the steps weren’t in the recipe if we wanted to achieve the same look.

  20. Thank you for this recipe; always looking for something different, chocolate-wise, to add to the hoiiday cookie repertoire. I adapted this slightly as follows: I toasted the chopped hazelnuts, then processed them in a food processor with 1T granulated sugar per 1/2 cup of nuts (I like this technique and use it in other cookies). I added that directly to the batter, adjusted the sugar down by the tablespoons used to make the nut mixture. I wasn’t able to get full Dutch processed cocoa powder locally, but found Hershey’s Dark Cocoa Powder (which is a blend of natural cocoa powder and Dutch processed). I rolled the dough into balls so the cookies would look more uniform. Very good; very rich and brownie-like consistency.

  21. I made these and they were very good! The rich chocolate flavor pairs so well with hazelnuts and the salt sets it off.

  22. Just made these, and added a teaspoon or so of espresso powder to bump up the chocolate factor… they’re perfect! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  23. Hi, I have noticed some of your cookies have both Baking Powder & Baking Soda. But this one has only Baking soda. What’s the difference between the two and when should we use which?
    Please help!

  24. I love these delicious cookies. I was a bit shy of 1 c hazelnuts, only had what I harvested, but so yummy. Curious to what the carb count is per serving.