Thursday, August 14, 2008

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

I have this jar of Nutella in my cupboard. And it gets used for all the wrong reasons. An addition to a peanut butter banana sandwich. A spoonful to accompany me while at the computer. Dips from Jack’s chubby little fingers. I think we are totally underestimating Nutella around here. Hopefully this will do justice to this glorious spread.

1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
4 oz white chocolate, chopped

Set the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In another medium bowl, combine the Nutella, butter, sugar and brown sugar. Cream the ingredients together, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated.

Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies with a spatula and cool on a wire rack.

Melt the white chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds. Transfer to a zip top bag. Snip the corner of the bag and evenly squeeze the white chocolate onto the cooled cookies.


Rae said...

I tend to eat Nutella out of the jar! I will have to refrain so I will have enough to make these cookies!

Jones Family said...

Why do I find empty jars of Nutella in my trash can. Kevin is a closet Nutella eater. I did find one hiding spot, behind all his protein and supplements.

Kar said...

I actually made these tonight. They didn't turn out as pretty as your picture.

Kar said...

Oh yeah, maybe you could come up with a culinary dictionary for the incompetent like me. Is it wrong that I don't know the difference between 'cream' and 'mix' and 'beat' and other stuff like that?

Jodi Jean said...

oooooooh my goodness ... these look absolutely fabulous! i can't remember the last time i made cookies ... but i might have to dust off those cookie sheets and make these. nothing has ever sounded better!!

Nicole Shelby said...

we met briefly...i'm jodi's sister.

been a big fan of nutella since my childhood.
and these look delicious.

from all of jodi's build up of you, i've decided that you need to move to san diego and be my best friend. or personal chef. whichever you'd prefer.

Judd and Rachael said...

Hey rookie cookie girl!! I just wanted to let you know that these cookies are great! I made them tonight..first batch was pretty good, but I wanted a crunch or something more, so I added white cc, milk cc, semi-sweet cc, and toffee bits...pretty good! I'm definitely going to try some more of your recipes ;-)