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Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

March 3, 2013

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These bars taste just like a chocolate chip cookie but more dense and more flavorful. They are packed with chopped hazlenuts, orange sugar, and dark chocolate chips.

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The taste is reminiscent of Nutella. The orange adds a sense of freshness.

Full of flavor, these bars are your new favorite substitute for the classic chocolate chip cookies.

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Orange Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
makes 1 9×13 in pan

1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white suger
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup hazelnuts
zest of 1 orange, juice of 1/2 the orange

-Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×13 in. pan.
-Roast hazlenuts in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Immediatley put hot nuts onto a damp kitchen towel to create steam. After a couple of minutes, rub towel around the nuts, so that the skins of hazlenuts come off easily. Once skins are off, coarsely chop the nuts.
-In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup white sugar with the orange zest. Massage the zest into the sugar until fragrant and all combined. Now you have orange sugar!
-Cream orange sugar, brown sugar, and butter until combined, about 3-4 minutes.
-Add egg, beat until combined. Add vanilla and orange juice.
-In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter and sugar mixture, mix until combined.
-Fold in chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Spread batter evenly in the pan. Bake 10-15 minutes until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. March 7, 2013 4:18 pm

    Great blog Anna! And your photography skills are amazing!
    Drooooooooling at work 😉

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