Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix all well and then add maca powder. Mix again.
Now, add melted butter, one egg, chocolate chip cookies, finely chopped hazelnuts, and vanilla extract. Mix until a smooth batter.
Scoop out some of the batter onto the prepared baking sheet (about 2-inches apart) and bake for 8-10 minutes.
When done, remove from the oven and cool slightly. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.
It's always a good occasion to prepare a few batches of chocolate chip cookies, especially if you have kids who love grabbing one of those with a glass of milk.
When stored properly in a Ziploc bag or an air-tight container, most chocolate chip cookies recipes (including this one) can stay fresh for days and taste even better which is why I usually prepare over the weekend as a fantastic afternoon snack for the following week. Preparing chocolate chip cookies is also not a brainer – you simply have to combine the ingredients and then bake bite-sized drops of dough for about 10 minutes (which is super fast and gives you plenty of time to prepare lots of them).
For this particular recipe, I took a classic chocolate chip cookies recipe (and my favorite one) and improved it with a small dose of maca powder and finely chopped hazelnuts. This way a classic (and honestly not so healthy snack) gets a nice boost of valuable nutrients and significant health benefits. And the taste?? Even better – hazelnuts give a beautiful crunchiness while maca powder adds a gentle flavor you'll absolutely love. Enjoy!
Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 476, Protein: 5.6g, Total Carbs: 56g, Dietary Fibers: 1.8g, Total Fat: 26.3g