My Mom is celebrating her birthday on December 15th. I won’t be there but we will be seeing her this Saturday. She loves nutella (ok, who doesn’t but still) so I thought I would try to make these cookies for her. Found the recipe on Simplyrecipes.com and have seen other similar recipes around the web. Will let you know whether or not they were successful after the weekend.
Chocolate Nutella Cookies Recipe
* 1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
* 3/4 cup of brown sugar
* 3/4 cup of white sugar
* 1 cup of Nutella
* 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
* 2 eggs
* 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 cup of chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts
1 Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter in an electric mixer for 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and Nutella and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing.
2 Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds between each. Add the vanilla and mix for 10 seconds.
3 Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda (do not skip this step as sifting eliminates clumps of cocoa). Mix into the butter mixture on low speed until fully incorporated, scraping down the bottom and sides at least once to ensure even mixing. Fold in the chocolate chips and hazelnuts and refrigerate the dough for ten minutes.
4 Spoon tablespoon-sized drops of dough onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the sheets for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 6 dozen.
Edit: She loved them! So did almost everyone else that I have given them too. Hannah said that she would prefer them without the hazelnuts in them and Jeff thought there were a touch too sweet for him.