Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies

by Erin

Chewy brownie cookies get a makeover with toasted hazelnuts and a touch of raspberry balsamic for one complex but delicious cookie.

Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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I know I already participated in Christmas Cookies Week, but now it’s time for #ChristmasSweetsWeek! Granted… I am sharing mostly cookies still – haha. I originally had non-cookie recipes in the works but I ran out of time. But I am fairly certain no one will be upset about these. 

These brownie cookies were actually made in collaboration with a local olive oil and vinegar store, Olivina Taproom. Better yet, I have been whipping up some creative cookies baked with their olive oil and balsamic vinegar to sell alongside their cafe menu and these cookies were one of the first successes. 

Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies

I have always been a fan of my brownie cookies so I thought they would be the perfect fit for adding a little bit of their sweet Italian raspberry balsamic vinegar, along with hazelnuts instead of pecans. But I felt like the balsamic flavor wasn’t as obvious as I had hoped so I went ahead and made a chocolate balsamic glaze too! Top with some crushed freeze dried raspberries and you have one stunning looking cookie for your holiday dessert table. 

Don’t live near Columbus, OH? You can order any olive oil or balsamic vinegar online! And if you order $65+ it will ship for free. No code needed!

Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies #thespiffycookie

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

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Hazelnut & Raspberry Brownie Cookies with Balsamic Vinegar

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Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar Chocolate Brownie Cookies


Yield: 4 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat





  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheeting with parchment paper or silicone baking mats; set aside.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, melt butter, unsweetened chocolate, and half the chocolate chips over low heat, stirring constantly; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat eggs, sugar, balsamic, and vanilla at medium speed until combined. Add flour mixture, beating well. Add chocolate mixture and beat until combined. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels and pecans.
  5. Drop dough by 2 tablespoonfuls (I use a medium cookie scoop), spacing about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until edges are firm and centers appear cracked, 9-10 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking.
  7. Cool the cookies on the baking sheets about 3 minutes; using a wide metal spatula, transfer the cookies to a wire rack and cool to room temperature.
  8. While the cookies cool, make the icing. In a medium bowl, whisk together the icing ingredients until the mixture reaches the consistency of molasses. Spoon or pipe over cooled cookies. Crush freeze-dried raspberries over the top and allow to set before serving.


*Can't find raspberry balsamic vinegar? Add 1 Tbsp crushed freeze dried raspberries.

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Source: Adapted from my Gluten-Free Brownie Cookies and The Sweet Sugarbelle.

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Christie Campbell December 29, 2020 - 4:06 pm

That balsamic has me totally intrigued! I can’t wait to try these. I even have a chocolate balsamic.

Rebekah Hills December 8, 2020 - 9:19 am

These cookies have the most incredible flavor profile! They sound delicious!

Erin December 8, 2020 - 11:35 am

They were amazing, thanks so much!


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