Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Where have you been all my life?

Nutella, one of my new food loves. I can't believe I had never had it up until a couple months ago. I've tried it on a couple things so far; toast, strawberries, cookies, a spoon. ; ) But I figured it had to be good baked into things too so I started searching for a recipe to make with my beautiful Nutella. I came across this recipe and gave it a try tonight. All I can say is that it didn't disappoint. They turned out fluffy, chocolaty and hazelnutty just like I'd hoped they would.

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

2-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup nutella (1/3 cup for cookies 1/3 cup for dizzle)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup hazelnuts (measured ground and toasted)
2 cups chocolate chips

teaspoons milk (2-3 tsp)

  1. Cream together butter and both sugars.
  2. Add eggs, 1/3 cup nutella and vanilla.
  3. In seperate bowl whisk to combine flour and baking soda and toasted hazlenuts(grind the hazelnuts and toast them in a frying pan on medium low heat stirring constanly about 10 minutes, cool).
  4. Add flour mixture to creamed butter and sugar.
  5. Add chocolate chips, careful not to over mix.
  6. Measure one tablespoon of dough (flaten just a little) on a ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 for 9 minutes.
  8. Cool on cookie sheet for one minute. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
  9. Once cooled make drizzle for the top. Combine the remaining 1/3 cup nutella with 2-3 tsp of milk over simmering water (double boiler).
  10. I used a plastic ziplock bag and poked a hole in one corner with a toothpick, Squeeze a zig zag design on top. Cool completely.
  11. Can be stored in a air tight container, with wax paper between layers and frozen.
* I baked for about 12 min and also didn't do the hazelnut drizzle on top. I read that it didn't set up well so decided not to do that step. I also omitted the hazelnuts since my husband doesn't like nuts in cookies. I think they would have made the cookies even better though.

Original Source: Recipe Zaar


Elly said...

Theses look SO good! YUM. But then, how could you go wrong with Nutella?

Annie said...

Ummm, I must make these. That is all :)

DeborahSW said...

Nutella. That's all you have to say. Nutella. :)~