These are not your grandma’s chocolate chip cookies—these are A Brown Table and “Season” cookbook author Nik Sharma’s fantastic spicy hazelnut chocolate chip cookies. Ground hazelnut meal is intensified with a little hazelnut extract (but you can use vanilla if you prefer and these will still be amazing), and we all know how hazelnut marries beautifully with bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped so it speckles the cookies and you get variously sized pools and chunks of gooey chocolate goodness. The warmth of ginger and a spicy kick from freshly ground black pepper take these over the top, and keep you coming back for more. Double the pepper if you want even more zing.
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From Season by Nik Sharma (Chronicle Books, 2018).