Give chocolate chip cookies a little shake-up with Nutella hazelnut spread in these delicious Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.
It's Crazy Cooking Challenge time! Crazy Cooking Challenge is a group of food bloggers who get together once a month to bring you one featured food item. We all make this one item, but, of course, we each make it in our own special way. Because that's what we do best!
This month's feature is ... drum roll pleasssssssse ... CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! Tina of Mom's Crazy Cooking (our Crazy Cooking Challenge hostess-with-the-mostest) challenged us all to get creative with this feature food. As long as our cookie had chocolate chips in it, then anything else, as far as ingredients go, was fair game!
Now, the rules of The Challenge are that we can't just make our own personal recipe favorite, or a recipe that we have posted on our blog before. We are to make a new-to-us recipe, or to use a new-to-us method, found somewhere out in blog-land. With Tina's creativity challenge in tow, a blog-land-searchin' I went. And, wow, was it ever hard to decide which of the many, many, many fantastic cookie creations to try!
I finally decided on these Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Culinary Chronicles. I love, love, love me some Nutella (as evidenced my recent Nutella French Toast). And these Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies did not disappoint. They are yummy, just like I knew they would be! When I brought these to school to share with my fellow teachers (they are the recipients of quite a few of my baking products!), one of my friends said, "Oh, I love Nutella! I could bathe in it!"
While I don't recommend bathing in Nutella, I do highly recommend making these Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies! You'll be glad you did.
Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Slightly adapted from The Culinary Chronicles
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
8 T. unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. light brown sugar
2/3 c. Nutella
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
2. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in Nutella and vanilla extract. Mix in egg. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add chocolate chips.
3. Refrigerate dough for approximately one hour.
4. Drop approximately one tablespoon of dough 2 inches apart onto 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.