Hazelnut Cookie Recipes

Hazelnut pizzelle and biscotti, and chocolate-hazelnut spread cookies from no-bakes to brownies. Browse trusted hazelnut cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

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Cinnamon Hazelnut Biscotti

Rating: 4.7 stars
These are delicious with coffee and they smell wonderful!

Cantucci Biscotti

Rating: 4.46 stars
These are so crunchy they should be dunked (Coffee, Latte, Espresso, Vino, etc.). If you don't have hazelnuts, use almonds instead.

Hazelnut Melting Moments

Rating: 4.17 stars
A cute thumbprint cookie that melts in your mouth. Classy enough for any occasion.

Italian Pizzelles

Rating: 4.5 stars
Italian Crisp Wafer cookies made with a patterned iron. This recipe has chocolate and ground nuts. These are also good when topped with your favorite chocolate icing.

Chocolate Pile-Up Cookies

Rating: 4.85 stars
As the title implies, this cookie has chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. It's dark and rich and kind of over the top, but will certainly satisfy a chocoholic craving!

Hazelnut Biscotti

Rating: 4.43 stars
Twice-baked cookie that can have miniature chocolate chips in the batter. Use brandy in place of the hazelnut liqueur if you like!

Italian Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Rating: 3.67 stars
These cookies have a rich shortbread taste.

Victory Brownies

Rating: 3.61 stars
I made these on election day and friends and co-workers loved the hint of orange and the sparkle of heat from a pinch of cayenne pepper. Hazelnuts are a star in these brownies, but walnuts can be substituted.


Rating: 4.5 stars
Made with pulverized filberts. While in Germany, my landlord gave me this recipe. I have made it many times, and it is a real treat. Cookies can be stored for several weeks in tightly sealed jars or tins.

Oma Kiener's Hazelnut Christmas Cookies

Rating: 4.46 stars
An ice box cookie, these were one of the two Christmas cookie recipes my German grandmother made every year until her death at age 92. While they may not be fancy like other Christmas cookies recipes, they are easy to make and taste very nutty. They make me think of Christmas and my grandmother every time I enjoy one.

Authentic German Lebkuchen

Rating: 4.5 stars
This recipe is over 150 years old and has been baked by my family for many generations for Christmas. They are much easier to make than other lebkuchen and ingredients have been updated to what's available now. They are made with almond flour, hence are gluten free and also contain no dairy.

Nutella® Hazelnut Cookies

Rating: 4.55 stars
These cookies are great for chocolate-hazelnut lovers. I make these all the time and everyone absolutely loves them.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Nutella® Cookies
Rating: Unrated
These cookies are super moist and soft, with flavors of both chocolate and hazelnut clearly pronounced.

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread No-Bakes

Rating: 3.79 stars

No-bake cookies made without cocoa or milk. Made all in one pan, easy to double or cut in half. Warning! These are addicting.