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Grain-free, Sugar-free Hazelnut Cookies | © 2016 | | © 2016 |

These chocolate hazelnut cookies are grain free, gluten free and refined sugar free. Easy to make and a great one to put all the excess holiday baking ingredients to good use.

Grain-free, Sugar-free Hazelnut Cookies

adapted from here
  • 120 g 70% Dark chocolate, chopped
  • 10 drop Liquid chocolate flavoured stevia
  • 10 g NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 1 pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of Cloves
  • 250 g Finely ground hazelnuts
  • 2 Extra large egg whites
  • 1 pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp Rum
  • 200 g Milk couverture, chopped
  • Sprinkles, optional
  1. Place the chopped dark chocolate in a heat-proof bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Stir frequently until chocolate is just melted, turn the heat off and stir in chocolate flavoured liquid stevia.
  2. Combine the white stevia powder, spices, and finely ground hazelnuts. Set aside.
  3. Beat the egg whites and salt until stiff. Gradually add in hazelnut mixture and fold to combine. Now add in melted chocolate and rum. Form into a ball and wrap in a plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll it out between two sheets of parchment paper to a thickness of 1-cm. Cut out the cookies with your favourite cookie cutters. Place the cookies on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Leave them on the kitchen counter to dry overnight.
  5. Next day preheat the oven, with the fan on, to 180C/350F. Bake the cookies for about 7 minutes. Remove the cookies from the sheets and cool them on a wire rack.
  6. Melt the chopped milk couverture in a double-boiler. Dip the cooled cookies halfway into the melted chocolate and place it on waxed paper. Garnish with sprinkles if using. | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


Choclette 10/1/16 21:36

How pretty Angie. Love the idea of biscuits made almost entirely out of hazelnuts and liquid chocolate stevia is definitely something to look out for.

Gloria Baker 10/1/16 22:52

These cookies look Beautiful Angie :) :)

Unknown 10/1/16 23:30

Wow, how can something grain-free and sugar-free look so good? These are beautiful Angie!

Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 11/1/16 00:07

Very interesting with hazelnuts. There are lots of them and this must be delicious. I would love them for valentine they look so pretty.

Beth 11/1/16 01:00

I love the way you decorated those cookies. They're gorgeous!

Balvinder 11/1/16 01:19

These look gorgeous!I definitely need to give your recipe a whirl!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 11/1/16 09:24

Pretty and surely extremely delicious!



Shashi at SavorySpin 11/1/16 11:22

These cookies are gorgeous Angie! Love that they are grain free - and love that they are spiked with rum!

jasna varcakovic 11/1/16 11:31

Oh, they sound and look so good!

MASTERCHEFMOM 11/1/16 11:53

Wow! No grain and no sugar and still looks so good and tempting ! Lovely recipe Angie!

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 11/1/16 11:54

These would have to be one of the most beautiful biscuits you have ever made

MASTERCHEFMOM 11/1/16 11:54

Pinned! Going to try it soon

Sharon D. 11/1/16 12:28

These are gorgeous, Angie. Just in time for Valentine's too. :D

Plateful 11/1/16 12:47

You got me at the sugar free! Just want I need to go with my cuppa now, ha.

Nancy Chan 11/1/16 13:54

So these are healthy cookies and they are perfect for me. I need a piping hot cup of coffee!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 11/1/16 13:57

I have so much chocolate that I need to use up from Christmas, so this would be perfect to make with it all.

ann low 11/1/16 14:28

These cookies look pretty and healthy delicious! Wish I can have some right now :)

Kelly 11/1/16 15:37

These cookies are so gorgeous, Angie! I love that they are grain free! The hearts and sprinkles are such a pretty touch! So healthy and delicious!!

Hema 11/1/16 15:38

The cookies look so cute, love the heart shape..

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 11/1/16 15:52

What delicious little cookies! Hard to believe they are actually healthy! This gives me a good excuse to make them :) I love how you decorated them!

Cheri Savory Spoon 11/1/16 15:56

Hi Angie, I did not know there was such a thing as liquid stevia, these cookies look delicious, perfect for Valentines Day.

Monica 11/1/16 16:50

They look very special and you've got me thinking of Valentine's's never too early! And with hazelnuts and chocolate involved, I'm all in!

Sweet Posy Dreams 11/1/16 16:58

I love chocolate with hazelnut. What a great combo.

Beena 11/1/16 18:03

Awesome post. Lovely cookies

Sue/the view from great island 11/1/16 19:07

OK you've finally convinced me, I've got to try Stevia - these look amazing!

Unknown 11/1/16 19:33

What pretty cookies - I love all the fragrant spices in these!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 11/1/16 20:34

These are totally my type of cookie, Angie!! Grain free AND sugar free?! PLUS totally cute AND filled with delicious hazelnut flavor?! GAH! Pinned! Can't wait to try these! And I LOVE the heart shapes! Cheers, girlfriend!

Evelyne CulturEatz 11/1/16 20:50

what are the odds of us both posting nut based cookies at the same time lol! Love these chocolaty beauties, hazelnuts are in my top nuts too!

Gingi 11/1/16 22:47

These look so good, I love the way you decorated them! <3 -

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 11/1/16 22:57

These cookies are just so pretty Angie! I really need to use hazelnut more often in my kitchen!

Unknown 12/1/16 02:04

I love hazelnut, so glad you made them grain-free means I can eat the entire batch?!! YES!

Tricia Buice 12/1/16 02:04

These are so festive and beautiful! I LOVE them and want one please! Maybe two - good recipe!

Kushigalu 12/1/16 04:02

WOW! I want to have some right now :-) Looks so cute!

Rafeeda AR 12/1/16 07:40

That is hazelnuts in every bite! Wow... too good...

Karen Luvswesavory 12/1/16 12:57

Pretty! Must be delish too. I've not tried using ground hazelnuts, should try it oneday. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

MunatyCooking 12/1/16 14:18

These are beautiful Angie, so festive :)

grace 12/1/16 14:22

rum, cinnamon, cloves, oh my! what a delicious combination of ingredients, and you've made them even more appealing to me simply by making them heart-shaped. bravo!

Agness 12/1/16 15:03

These heart-shaped cookies look extremely adorable and so sweet. Aaaaaaa! Perfect idea for Valentine's Day :).

Unknown 12/1/16 15:34

Gorgeous cookies. Perfectly done.

Barbara 12/1/16 17:37

Very chocolatey Angie! They look marvelous. Fun for Valentine's Day!

Adina 12/1/16 18:39

Lovely cookies, it sounds great that they are without sugar and I also thought they would be great for Valentine. :)

Pam 12/1/16 18:39

They look wonderful!

Unknown 12/1/16 19:53

Awww...They are simply gorgeous and perfect. I love grain free and they are even sugar free, how awesome is it?! I will need to make this soon.
Pinning it.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/1/16 21:36

These would be so cute for Valentine's Day, Angie! What a delicious way to stay healthy and still enjoy a wonderful treat :)

Pam 12/1/16 21:44

Pass the plate, please! They look delicious, Angie and a must try!

Cecilia 12/1/16 22:49

What a great recipe! And your pictures are just awesome. Thanks for sharing.

norma chang 13/1/16 01:00

Love the idea of using ground hazelnuts, bet these are super tasty.

Marcela 13/1/16 02:51

wow! Healthy, delicious and sugar-free! Perfect recipe! I love hazelnuts! Thanks so much for sharing, Angie!

Reeni 13/1/16 02:58

What pretty little cookies Angie! I love the flavors you used. I'd love a few for dessert!

Herbs Spices and Tradition 13/1/16 03:10

This looks awesome and it is sugar free, I want to taste it now.

GiGi Eats Celebrities 13/1/16 04:54

GAHHHH YES!!! Sugar and Grain Free - YOU MADE THESE FOR ME! And I appreciate it far more than you know!!! <3

Geri Saucier 13/1/16 05:21

Oh Angie - I love these cookies. They will be perfect for Valentine's Day:)

Nammi 13/1/16 05:25

Wow how do you come up with these things. And the look very tempting

TheFitBlog 13/1/16 05:35

That looks delicious! Where do you get the chocolate flavored Stevia? I haven't been able to find it.

Christine Ho 13/1/16 13:38

Hi Angie,
Very attractive chocolate cookies. Grain free, gluten free and refined sugar free... that means guilt free. Really want to try. But haven't seen any stevia around here. Where did you get it?

Harriet Emily 13/1/16 13:45

Wow, I love how much healthier these are than regular cookies!!! They look beautiful and sound so delicious Angie! Yum!

All That I'm Eating 13/1/16 14:57

These look great and what a nice treat for those who are avoiding sugar, bet the hazelnut is so good in these.

The Reader's Tales 13/1/16 20:21

You can't go wrong with these ingredients…looks so yummy,Angie ; -)

Debra Eliotseats 13/1/16 23:45

What a great February cookie (the next holiday)!!!!!

Marcelle 14/1/16 02:50

These are super pretty! I love anything with hazelnuts, I bet these are divine!

Green Thumb 14/1/16 12:59

I'm craving Angie! Anyone would love to eat heart shaped cookies!

kitchen flavours 14/1/16 15:06

Hi Angie,
Your little heart cookies looks so pretty! And chocolaty delicious!

fimere 14/1/16 19:42

cela doit être délicieux ils sont magnifiques
bonne soirée

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 15/1/16 01:48

What a pretty cookie! And you are right, great to use up those left over ingredients. And, I also love that these are sugar free after all the sugar we consumed lately.

Juliana 15/1/16 01:56

These cookies look so good Angie...hazelnut? I love it even more...thanks for the recipe!
Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 15/1/16 04:55

These are gorgeous!! I bet they taste as good as they luck.

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 17/1/16 04:33

How cute are these cookies? Perfect for Valentines Day and kinda healthy too ;)

Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 18/1/16 11:01

How did I miss this pos?? This is perfect for my low-card diet.. heehee

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 18/1/16 12:06

PERFECT for Valentine's Day! I love that you dipped these gems!

Anonymous 18/1/16 22:11

I made your tasty cookies & used many different cookie cutter shapes!
They were just lovely & very Yummy too. Delicious! ������������

Nippon Nin 19/1/16 07:10

Good looking cookies! Love the two tones look...I may have to make for this coming Valentine's day! Awesome photos!

Sandra 19/1/16 16:21

Beautiful!!! I love your pictures and this recipe is amazing

[Reply] 19/1/16 17:59

Wow, the ultimate cookie recipe for valentines day. These are great. I need to get my cookie bake day down already. Valentines is just around the corner :-)

mjskit 20/1/16 00:14

This cookie monster is very happy! Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.

Kit @ i-lostinausten 21/1/16 09:07

Lovely cookies & sugar free too ! AWESOME!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 22/1/16 00:19

The prettiest cookies I've seen in a long, long time! Sugar free is fantastic, Angie!


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