Needed cookies, stat! The husband wanted chocolate chip cookies. The pain is that if I make him plain ones I’m stuck still baking another treat for the blog. So he got Dark Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Cookies from Maple Spice instead. Hey, orange rind counts!

These cookies were so easy and even with the little bit of orange zest the flavour really stood out. I was surprised. I didn’t roast the hazelnuts, I bought them pre-packaged and pre-roasted because it’s a weekday and I’m lazy. Since I already made the White Chocolate Lemon Macadamia Nut Cookies from Maple Spice I was pretty comfortable with just throwing these together without worrying.