Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies


If it has nutella in it, I want it. These cookies are no exception. They're dangerously addictive. Make them, have one (okay maybe 2 or 3), give them away. Otherwise they'll be calling your name from the kitchen! I took these to a tailgate this weekend and they disappeared rather quickly.

These cookies are pretty much perfection. They are similar in consistency to a good peanut butter cookie: mostly chewy, but slightly crumbly as well. The original recipe calls for chopped hazelnuts, but I'm a bit of a cookie purist so I omitted the nuts and added in some extra chocolate chips. If you like nuts in your cookie, then add 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts. The original recipe also calls for 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, but I only used one because I wanted it to be slightly chocolaty, not overly chocolaty so the nutella wouldn't be overpowered. (If you click on the link where I got the recipe from you can see the difference in color between mine and hers. Hers are a lot darker and richer looking). Overall, these cookies were perfect and I wouldn't change a thing!

Recipe: Adapted from Alpineberry
Yeild: About 24 - 30 cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temp.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (it's just what I had in my pantry. feel free to just add more of the regular chocolate chips instead)

Directions
  1. Mix together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside dry ingredients.
  2. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in Nutella and vanilla extract. Mix in egg.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Chill for 1 hour. (This step can be skipped if you want, but I always chill my cookie dough because I think it makes a huge difference).
  5. Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes until the edges look set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then carefully remove to cooling racks.

23 comments:

Rick said...

I may have to pick up some nutella now.

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Cristine said...

I am with you... if it has Nutella, I want it! I have made Nutella CCCs before but am looking forward to trying your recipe! They look fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I actually just bought a jar yesterday at Big Lots of all places - will be making these soon!

Eileen said...

I am definitely going to be making these this week! I absolutely love nutella and have a jar that is just waiting to be used for these cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

Grapefruit said...

Nutella in a cookie! How can it get better than that!

The Little Foodie said...

Yeah, I'm obsessed with nutella. I'm glad you tried it with the nuts out. Can't stand nuts in cookies, except as butter.
I wonder if these would be good with peanut butter chips?

Valen said...

Beautiful cookies! I bet they are good!

Krissie said...

Oh wow those look AND sound amazing!
I am wholly addicted to Nutella...in fact my entire family is! I grew up putting Nutella on everything from my pancakes to my sandwiches...even my Weetabix!
I have to say though, sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in this world who prefers crunchy over chewy when it comes to cookies...I think it's the fact that I judge a cookie by the way it holds up after being dunked into coffee.

Emma said...

I made these and they're great!

A Little Yumminess said...

Nutella in a cookie is GENIUS. My daughter will go crazy for these!

Belén said...

What a great recepy!! I will do it soon! :)

Thank you!!

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Ernesto said...

Mmm delicious hahaha :p

Julie said...

I am so making these :) i will comment when I post it on my blog!

Julie said...

I tried this and posted about it on my blog! So tasty! http://creativetastes.blogspot.com/2010/07/recipes-i-tried.html

grace said...

bookmarking! :)

Anonymous said...

OMG these are in the oven as I type... If the finished product is anything as good as the dough, you've got a winner here!

dining tables said...

Wow! This looks so delicious! I love it. This is something that I would love to have everyday! Thanks a lot for sharing.

Keri said...

I have these in the oven right now and I'm already addicted to the raw dough. These are going to be amazing!

Anonymous said...

yummy yummy yummy! delicious decadent chewy chocolatey ! thank you for the great recipe! will make them again!!

Anonymous said...

I made these today and they were ok, not as much of the Nutella flavor as I hoped, but I didn't have any cocoa, so maybe that made the difference. Also, I used all brown sugar and no white sugar, also used 1/2 cup chocolate chips, but I think it would be better with mini chips, the dough was amazing :)

Katie said...

I made these yesterday with a cup of chocolate chips, and also a whole stick of butter (not really on purpose, but they turned out PERFECT). These were so delicious! I brought them to a party and they were gone in a second, thanks for the recipe!!

Sandra said...

These taste quite good but I think the next time I am going to omit the cinnamon.
Thanks for the quick and easy recipe. :)

Martha said...

I just made these and they are absolutely delicious.
(I know I'm a little bit late, but I figured I'd comment in case anyone else found these on foodgawker and was unsure about whether or not to make them. YOU SHOULD.)

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