Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Thank God for cookies :)

It is snowing again this evening, so I'm home early from work and what better way to warm up our home than by turning on the oven and testing out a new cookie recipe.

I came across this recipe the other day and I have been craving these cookies ever since. I love chocolate chip cookies, I love Nutella... why not combine them?! It seems crazy that I didn't think of this sooner haha I keep our kitchen well stocked with cookie baking supplies these days in case the mood strikes, but we didn't have any Nutella on hand. Keith went to the grocery store on his own last night and when I woke up this morning I almost screamed with joy to find a nice little jar of nutella in the cupboard... I didn't even ask! He must have read my mind.

On to the cookies. These are seriously a dream come true! Watch out, I may start adding Nutella to everything I bake haha. They are light and fluffy and not TOO chocolately which makes it very easy to eat a dozen of them without thinking twice.

Nutella Chip Cookies from Love and Olive Oil

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt (mine came out a little fast and got a bit extra, but I kind of liked the salty/sweet effect)
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream butter with a mixer and then add both sugars mixing well, until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla continuing to beat. Then add Nutella and mix well until combined.
In a small bowl whisk together dry ingredients and then slowly add to the wet until smooth and incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. 
Form dough into little balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 6-7 minutes and let cool for 5 minutes. 

Things I changed a bit: I don't know about your super sonic oven, but my cookies were not done at all after 6 minutes. I kept them in for about 12. Also, I didn't have any parchment paper so I just Pam-ed the heck out of our baking sheets haha they didn't need as much Pam as I gave them, I just get nervous about cookies permanently forging themselves to my pan. I let them cool on some paper towels to soak up the greasys. I didn't have very many chocolate chips (because I used most of them this weekend to top some rice krispie treats mmm) so they aren't super chippy. I think they could use more chips, but Keith thought they could do without them all together haha. Bakers choice ;)

These will DEFINITELY be added to my regular baking repertoire and I may even make them again this week haha.

Now Keith and I are enjoying a glass of wine on the couch and watching some television. It took him 2 1/2 hours to get home from work today, ugh. Nashvillians drive like they're handicapped when it snows and I have a cranky husband on my hands because of it. On the agenda: eat a yummy dinner, drink some more, watch Modern Family, and eat lots and lots of these cookies!!!!


  1. Those cookies look delish! But I'd probably cut the chocolate chips all together.

    I really want to thank you for the sweet comment on my blog today. Your comment really made my day (I mean it!) I'm so glad that I am able to express myself in a way to make you feel like you really know me. We can definitely talk if you have a bad day :)

  2. I don't really like Nutella, but these look pretty darn good.

  3. Oh me goodness! Those look fabulous!!!


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