Thursday, April 25, 2013

Triple Hazelnut Pudding Cookies

Last week while browsing recipes on pinterest, I came across the pudding cookie, a supposedly foolproof way to make the perfect chewy cookie. Having totally missed the main part this recent internet craze, I just had to try it and see if one readymade ingredient really could make all the difference.

So I studied a few of the available formulas and modified my signature Nutella cookies to work with the instant pudding. The result is something even better: the perfect chewy cookie with 3 kinds of hazelnut goodness and 4 types of chocolate in the recipe.

I made a full recipe of these and it was gone in days. Try it for yourself and see if your family can keep their hands off.

Xandy's Signature Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut (PUDDING) Cookies

Takes approx 45 min
Makes approx 40 cookies
Preheat oven to 350° F

2.25 cups all purpose flour
1 box Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
3/4 cups thawed butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 alarge eggs
2 Tbs Dutch process cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 Tbs Fra Angelico (hazelnut) Liqueur (bottle looks like a monk brown robe and cotton belt), substitute with vanilla extract.
1 cup salted roasted hazelnuts, chopped
1 cup nestle semisweet chocolate chips

Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Add butter, sugar, and Nutella to mixer, can't bake without the kitchenaid,and cream on medium speed until the mixture lightens and has some air beaten into it.

Add eggs, remember to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula to make sure you are getting a uniform mixture.

Add flour, Baking soda, and cocoa to mixer in increments on slow speed continuing to scrape sides periodically.

Add Fra Angelico, roasted nuts, and chocolate chips.

Using a cookie scoop or spoon, portion out 1Tbs balls of dough. Flatten and place on cookie sheet with space to expand (at least 2").

Bake in oven for 10 min per sheet.

Cool cookies on racks and eat,and eat, and eat.

Notes: Any alcohol in these cookies is cooked off by the time they leave the oven, using Liqueur as a flavor is comparable to using extracts. THESE ARE KID SAFE.

If you cannot find roasted Hazelnuts at the store, you can roast raw or blanched hazelnuts for 10 min at Preheat oven to 350° F to develop flavor before adding a bit of salt and chopping. I did this and the cookies came out very well.

Overall evaluation, though I'm not sure exactly sure anymore how chewy these are without the puds you can really tell that these are not just another Nutella cookie.


  1. These look yummy, but I wonder how they would turn out if I used vanilla pudding instead of chocolate and white chocolate instead of milk... I like chocolate, just in smaller doses.

  2. hi Piper, if you are not a big fan of dark chocolate, You can leave out the semisweet choc chips and the added cocoa powder.

    Witout these additions they are as chocolatey as nutella itself, anbd if that is too much the pudding can change too, but most of the choc flavor is from the chips and the coco.


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