6/10/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

From Food Network

Looking for a healthy dessert that is also yummy? Well these are for you! The chocolate hazelnut cookies recipe allows you to satisfy that sweet tooth without feeling guilty afterwards.

These cookies are a low calorie, low fat, low sugar, and low carb dessert. This recipe is perfect for those watching what they eat because it can fulfill that craving for sweets without breaking that diet.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies Recipe

Makes 38

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella, at room temperature


Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Set aside.

In an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and 1/4 cup of the sugar on high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla. With the machine running, gradually add the flour until incorporated. Beat in the chocolate-hazelnut spread.

Roll the dough into 36 (1 1/2-inch) balls and place 12 balls of dough onto each baking sheet. Bake until the bottoms of the cookies flatten out slightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Place the remaining 1 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl. In batches, roll the cookies in the sugar until coated. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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Per cookie (38); Calories: 104; Total Fat: 6 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Protein: 1 gram; Total carbohydrates: 11 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Fiber: 0 grams; Cholesterol: 13 milligrams; Sodium: 2 milligrams

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