Gooood Morning! How would ya’ll like a nice, good ‘ol cookie recipe to start off your Monday??
About a month ago while grocery shopping, I picked up a jar of this:
Would you believe, that in my 27 years of life, I had never once tried Nutella? It always sounded good, but I guess maybe part of me was scared to buy it; I love chocolate, and I love hazelnuts.
Putting the two together could spell T.R.O.U.B.L.E for me.
Well last week, I decided I had waited long enough and dug right in. Sure enough, one bite is all it took for me to realize that this jar would stand no chance in my house…WOW.
Why in the world did I wait so long to try this?!?!?!
So, in an attempt to save myself from sitting down and eating out of the jar with an ice cream scoop, I decided to do the next best thing…put it in a cookie.
This may be one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. Well, besides last night’s mac & cheese.
Trust me on this one…go fire up your mixer!
Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Adapted from this recipe)
- 1-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup Nutella
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in Nutella and vanilla extract. Add in egg and mix until combined.
- Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
- *Optional step: Chill dough for 1/2-1 hour. (It can make a big difference in the cookies)
- Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the edges look set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then carefully remove to cooling racks. ENJOY!
First, start off by mixing your dry ingredients.
Next, cream together your butter and sugars until nice and fluffy.
Add in your vanilla extract and the star ingredient!
Next, add in the egg and mix well.
Once all the wet ingredients are incorporated, add in your dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand, and then it’s time to get bakin’!
Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop dough about 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes, allow to cool on baking sheet, and then try your best not to dig in immediately.
These cookies really are perfect. They have a similar consistency to a peanut butter cookie: slightly crumbly on the outside, yet moist and chewy on the inside.
The original recipe I found called for cocoa powder in the cookies, but I think that the chocolate from the Nutella and the chips is plenty.
I also love the subtle hint of cinnamon you get every once in a while. It’s a nice surprise and really lends an excellent flavor to the overall cookie.
If you ask me, I think you should try to make these cookies, ASAP.
Just catching up from the weekend?
I ate cupcakes for breakfast…
Jay and I took an adventure though Massachusetts.
I indulged in an amazing new mac & cheese recipe!
Question for the Day:
Have you ever tried Nutella? If so, what’s your favorite way to eat it?