Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Cookies

You guys… these cookies. I die.

I think you guys know we well enough now to know that I am a sucker for a cookie with a crackly top – like the very sight of crackly cookies makes me weak in the knees. So needless to say these cookies are pretty much what dreams are made of for me.

Crisp crackly edges, with a gooey, chewy, brownie-like texture on the inside; these cookies are simply too good to stop at one… or two, or three… okay you get the picture. So I basically ate a whole tray of these cookies – but they were beyond delicious so what’s the problem?

Not only am I a sucker for a crackly cookie, but I am also a sucker for anything chocolate-hazelnut flavoured. Is it just me or is that flavour combo basically irresistible? I can’t get enough of it. Add in a hint of espresso to that combo, and you have literally created my kryptonite.

Basically I am powerless against these cookies. They are my new obsession & I can’t wait for you all to give them a try!


Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Cookies

Makes:18-20 large cookies
**Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Things you need…

1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, separated
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup hazelnut meal (I used Bob’s Redmill)
1 tbsp espresso powder
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

How to make…

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper & set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups of the icing sugar, cocoa powder, hazelnut meal, espresso powder, cornstarch, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter with remaining 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Add in egg / egg whites and beat until smooth and creamy. Mix in vanilla and almond extract. Add in remaining dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Fold in chocolate chips.

Use a cookie scoop to spoon out heaping tablespoons of batter onto your prepared cookie sheets – 6 per sheet as they will spread. Place pan in the center of your oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are crackled and edges are set. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5-10 minutes on a cooling rack.


11 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Mocha Cookies

  1. These look delicious! Wondering if almond flour could be used instead of hazelnut? Have never used hazelnut meal so don’t know the texture, etc.

    1. Hi Louise!

      Thanks so much – they have very quickly become a family favourite around here 🙂 Hazelnut meal is basically finely ground hazelnuts, so it’s very similar to almond meal in texture. I haven’t tried to recipe with almond flour but, I think it would probably work out great. Let me know how they turn out if you try them!

      Happy baking!


    1. Hi Clare! Thanks so much. I used salted butter when I made these cookies (I know its a total baking no,no, but I almost always use salted.) You could use either but if you use unsalted I might just add 1/4 tsp of salt to the recipe 🙂

      Happy Baking!


    1. Hi Thea, You could definitely grind your own hazelnuts for the recipe. Or almonds would be delicious as well 🙂 Happy Baking!

  2. My oven is really old and I was wondering if it matters that I don’t have a convection oven. Should I adjust the temp or the baking time?

    1. Hi Diana,

      No worries if you don’t have convection. My oven just has that setting and it’s my preferred setting for cookies. You can just bake them on 350F, but depending on how hot your oven runs, you may have to bake them for a couple minutes longer 🙂 Hope this helps!

      KP xoxo

    1. Hi Pooja,

      I would suggest using a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed + 2 1/2 tbsp water set to rest for 5 minutes to thicken), along with a couple tbsp of coconut or almond milk.

      That being said, I have never tested this recipe without the eggs, so I can’t guarantee if the shape and crackles will still hold true. Let me know how they turn out!

      KP xoxo

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