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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sweet Treats Saturday: Chocolate Nutella Cookies

I love Nutella. Ever since a trip to the UK years ago, I've been in love with this chocolate-y treat.  These Nutella cookies were a no-brainer.

Unfortunately, I was so into making them (and it was such as fast recipe) that I forgot to take pictures until they were already baked. Oops. But they pretty much looked the same in dough form as in baked form.  Just slightly flatter.  As usual, I used a small cookie dough scoop to form the balls of dough.  I didn't have to flatten the top as the batter was pretty soft and I knew it would flatten out enough.

Chocolate Nutella Cookies
Courtesy of: Two Peas and Their Pod (as usual, another great recipe from them)
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon hazelnut extract
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup milk
1. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa, set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add the vanilla and hazelnut extract and beat until extracts disappear. Add the Nutella and mix until batter is smooth.
2. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes before baking. You can make the dough a few days in advance, just wrap it in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
3. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place on lined baking sheets and gently press down on the dough ball. Continue making dough balls until the cookie sheets are filled-leave two inches in between cookies.
4. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or until soft, but starting to set. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.


  1. Adding that one to my recipe box! I love Nutella...on anything. Best diet dessert...nutella on a banana...okay, not so very diet-y, but it has fruit. LOL

  2. Anonymous1:08 PM

    Can't wait to make these!

  3. These were *REALLY* yummy. When can we have them again?

  4. Can't believe I've never come across these before! Thanks for the recipe.:)



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