<p>There is something about December. The happy happy joy joy month. No matter where you come from, what age you are, what beliefs you have or if you believe in God or not, you can not escape the global celebration. Each year, we want to make it as happy as it can be, that being said, the preparation begin long before Christmas or New Year's. The perfect tree search, the decorations, handmade gifts, holiday songs and last but not least, the most festive, delicious, comfort food. Until the end of the year all the post will be only about that. How we try to finish the year in the best possible way, sharing a look into our festive mood. Starting with these amazing chocolate chip cookies, which are always our quick, safe option.</p>
Combine the butter and the sugar in a large bowl, using stand mixer or hand mixer. Add the baking powder, flour, roughly chopped hazelnuts (or almonds) and chocolate. Mix briefly and add a pinch of sea salt.
divide the dough
Divide the dough into two parts and shape each in a cylinder about 4 cm / 1.5 inch in diameter.
Refrigerate for 1 hour or freeze for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180°C / 355°F.
Slice the chilled cylinder into 1,5cm / 0.5 inch thick slices. Place them in line on a baking tray, lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.
Your cookies should come out of the oven soft, but once you let them cool they will change consistency.