I think this is the first time I've posted a recipe on my blog. But this one was such a winner I wanted to share it with you. First of all, Nutella. Second of all, dark chocolate. And of course, cookies. Three of my favorite things. All together. Hooray!
(recipe adapted from Lovin The Oven's "Chewy Nutella Cookies")
- ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup Nutella
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- generous ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks* (about 3/4 of a 3.5 oz chocolate bar)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Cream butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Stir in the egg, vanilla, and Nutella.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet mixture until just combined. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks. (Scrape all the chocolate bits straight from your cutting board into the batter. You don't want to miss any of the teeny chocolate pieces!)
- Using a small scoop, drop tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Anytime a recipe calls for chocolate chips, I automatically substitute finely chopped high-quality (read: expensive) chocolate bars. I used about 3/4 of a dark chocolate Perugina bar for this recipe. It is TOTALLY worth the cost. My weird little international grocery store stocks these in the checkout aisles, but I'm pretty sure Target has them in the bulk candy section.
- In general I don't mind too much about my baked goods looking "perfect," but I do find that using a scoop like this one makes my cookies more uniform, and bake more evenly.
- Definitely watch these cookies the last minute or two of baking time. They do have a nice chewy consistency, but you should remove them from the oven before they feel "done" or they'll get too crispy. They'll puff up in the oven but flatten out slightly when they cool.
- We ended up with 24 cookies but I'm pretty sure David ate at least 3 cookies worth of dough while my back was turned, so your yield might be a little larger than ours!
- They're really rich. I ate at least 3 right away and then kind of felt like I needed to go lay down for a while. So watch yourself!
Such a great texture: slightly crispy on the outside but chewy and melty on the inside.