Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nutella cookies

Whoops, sorry about the hiatus. This summer will bring lots of baking excitement. For now, though, Nutella cookies. I felt like this was in my mind for a reason, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I came home from a crazy night at work, pumped up on adrenaline, so what else would I do at 1am but bake cookies. It was the logical thing to do, really. I dug in my pantry for something to concoct and I came across the Nutella. Score! You can't go wrong with Nutella.
1/2c. Butter
1/2c. Granulated sugar
1/2c. Brown sugar
1/2c. Nutella
1 Egg
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1 3/4c. Flour
1 Tsp. Baking soda
1/2 Tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream butter and sugars together in a bowl with stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add Nutella, egg and vanilla, continue mixing until fully incorporated. Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt to the dough and continue mixing until combined.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and scoop teaspoon sized balls.
Bake for approximately 12 minutes.

I later discovered where this inspiration came from. A friend had mentioned making Nutella cookies on facebook a while back (it must have stuck in my mind as an awesome idea). Her recipe is here. I will have to try this one (it has MORE Nutella in it, which could never be a bad thing).