Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Inspired by the many Nutella moments while in Santorini (especially the yummy crepes.  Mmm), I wasn't upset when I ended up taking a jar home with me.  Yes, I packed it in my suitcase even though you can buy Nutella in the States.  For some reason I had convinced myself that it tastes better in Europe (although I really don't know that to be true)... hence the packing of the Nutella in the suitcase.

Anyways, as much as I love Nutella, I honestly don't like buying it because I have a really hard time with self-control.  (The Nutella-pretzel combo kills me!)  Oops.

But it is really fun to bake with!

So here I was.  Nutella + me.  I had to bake something :)



These cookies are crunchy and chewy, and a great compliment to a glass of milk :).  They're a hit, and a must-try recipe!

Enjoy!

Nutella Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Ingredients
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
⅓ cup Nutella + ¼ extra
1 cup (or more if you like lots of chocolate) chocolate chunks (I used Trader Joe's chocolate chunks, but you can also use regular chocolate chips!) + more for garnish

Directions
Preheat oven to 375F.  
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick baking mat.
Cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl/mixer.
Add vanilla and eggs.  Mix until combined.
Add ⅓ cup of Nutella.
Gradually add flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined.
Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chunks/chips.
Add remaining ¼ cup Nutella and mix so it just barely incorporates into the dough (going for a marbled effect here)
Scoop cookies onto baking sheet using a cookie scoop (I like to make smaller cookies and use a tsp to scoop cookies)
Press dough balls down slightly, and add ~ 3 chocolate chunks on top.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cookies should have crackled tops and should look underdone- do not over bake.
Allow to cool and enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from West Coast Mama






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