Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies

photo of a plate of Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies

I love the taste of hazelnut, so I’m always interested in trying new hazelnut recipes. I found the recipe for chocolate hazelnut sandies on Daydreamer Desserts.  These cookies looked so cute with the little nuts on top that I had to try them out.

The recipe is simple to put together if you have a food processor. You simply pour everything into the processor and it does all the work for you. I love how one minute I had a bunch of loose ingredients, and the next minute I had balls of dough.

Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies

The cookies taste like nutella, but not as sweet. So if you are looking for a not-so-sweet treat, these are a great occasion for that.

photo of Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies on a plate


Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
A food processor makes this chocolate cookies so easy to make.


  • 1 1/2 cups ground hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts optional garnish


  1. Process ground hazelnuts, confectioners sugar, light brown sugar, and cocoa powder in a food processor for about 20 seconds.

  2. Add flour and salt, pulse for an additional 5 seconds to combine. Scrape down sides if necessary. Add the butter pieces over the dry ingredients and pulse until dough resembles damp sand for about 18 seconds.

  3. While machine is running add the egg yolk and process until the dough comes together and forms a ball, approximately 20 seconds.
  4. Cut two sheets of parchment paper. Divide dough in half, form two 4-inch thick logs and wrap each with a sheet, and place in refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours.

  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat's.

  6. Unwrap dough logs, with a sharp knife slice 1/4 inch thick cookies. Place cookies on baking sheets spaced about 3/4 inches apart. Press an unsalted roasted hazelnut in the center of each cookie if desired.

  7. Bake for about 17 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack until they have cooled completely.


Recipe adapted from Daydreamer Desserts

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

photo of cookies piled on a plate

9 comments on “Chocolate Hazelnut Sandies”

  1. Chocolate is my favorite flavor and I will make this chocolate hazelnut sandies in weekend.I have all ingredients of this recipe so I don’t have to collect it.You have given a nice dish for dessert.

  2. Love your chocolate hazelnut sandies, they turned out gorgeous! Well done!

  3. Hope you enjoy these. The chocolate flavor is a bit mild with all the hazelnuts, but it’s still good.

  4. Thanks for providing this recipe!

  5. These sound so good. My kinda cookie!

  6. They are really simple to make too. Hope you like them!

  7. These flavor of chocolate which you can share over here is really very great. In all these there are so many ingredients can b available with having so many things which is great to know about it.

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