Choco-Hazelnut Latte Cookies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2009! Love hazelnut coffee? Create the same latte flavor in a deliciously easy, addictive chocolate cookie.

  • Prep Time 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
3
tablespoons instant coffee granules or crystals
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons hazelnut-flavored syrup for beverages (from 12.7-oz bottle)
1
egg
1 1/2
cups toasted hazelnuts, chopped*
1
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2/3
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
4 1/2
teaspoons hazelnut-flavored syrup for beverages (from 12.7-oz bottle)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, cocoa and instant coffee. Add butter, 3 tablespoons syrup and the egg; stir until soft dough forms. Stir in 1 cup of the nuts and the chocolate chips.
  • 2 On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough with rounded 1 1/2 tablespoon-size cookie scoop or by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart. Press each mound to flatten slightly.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir frosting and 4 1/2 teaspoons syrup. Spread about 1 teaspoon frosting on each cookie. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts.

Expert Tips

"This is my first contest ever. I came up with this recipe because I absolutley love hazelnut coffee."

To toast hazelnuts, heat oven to 350°F. Spread nuts in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Look for flavored syrups in the coffee and tea section of your supermarket.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.