I’m not a baker. I don’t claim to be and it’s not in my DNA. Not that I don’t enjoy baking it just doesn’t come naturally to me like roasting or sautéing does. However I realized I can’t have a respectable food blog without a few basic cookie recipes right? These white chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies are a good start to improving my baking skills.
Let me start by telling you that my wife is a certified chocoholic. Aren’t most women? When I mentioned to her I was taking part in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap she politely said, “Uh, you don’t bake honey.” Yeah yeah I know but what better reason for me to practice my baking skills then by having to send out three dozen cookies to three separate food bloggers for them to review right?
So after several failed attempts to create my own cookie recipe from scratch I turned to the expert in all areas of anything sweet, my wife. Over several years she has crafted a base cookie recipe that is foolproof. Use this as your go to cookie recipe and experiment with various types of chocolate, nuts and whatever amazing goodies you can come up with! I call this “healthier” only because I used white whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour.
Disclaimer: This does not mean it’s ok to eat a dozen of these and New South will not be responsible for the added pounds if you do!