Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

***Last Friday night, Brad and I got an invite to an impromptu dinner party...What fun!  We were both excited, and of course, I immediately started to think about what I could take along for dessert.  I was in the mood for cookies, but not the same-ole', same-ole' variety.  I wanted to try something new, but using the ingredients that I had on-hand was a necessity.  A trip to the grocery store was not in the cards if I wanted to be on time.  So, I began browsing through cookbooks and blogs for just-the-right recipe.

As soon as I found this recipe for Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies, my search was over.  First of all, you can't go wrong with chocolate chip cookies.  Who doesn't adore an ooey gooey cookie filled with chocolate pieces??  Secondly, Nutella is such a fun ingredient.  I had never even thought to add it to cookie batter.  Its combination of chocolate and hazelnuts is just divine.

This recipe didn't disappoint...The cookies were indeed incredible.  They were simple to make and bake up in only about 10 minutes.  The brown sugar in these cookies adds a wonderful depth of flavor, when paired with the nutella.  I used 60% cocoa Ghiradelli chocolate pieces in these cookies, which are a little larger than regular chocolate morsels.  The best part of these cookies is the fact that they are just as yummy the next day.  These don't get all hard and crunchy like some cookies do (as long as you don't bake them too long!).  The nutella keeps them perfectly chewy.  The trick is to take them out of the oven a tiny bit before you normally would.  I pulled mine out of the oven at around the 10 or 11 minute mark.  They will continue to bake for a few seconds on the cookie sheet.

You'll LOVE these! 

Bon Appetit!***

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source:  Kirbie's Cravings Food Blog

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup Nutella
1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter, the sugar and the brown sugar. Add the eggs and the vanilla until combined.

4. Gradually add the flour until the mixture is combined.

5. Then mix Nutella. Finally add in the chocolate chips.

6. Use ice cream scoop and drop on baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes.


a Broad said...

Finally !! a recipe that has all the ingredients that I can find here !
I just grabbed a spoonful of Nutella for dessert ! :)
This is great, I am making this this week ..
I heart Nutella ~

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Celeste~ you're killin' me girlfriend! I can't resist a nutella anything.
I'm linking you up to friday's favorites, so I can find this recipe!

Morning T said...

Oh man those look so good about now!
Happy Friday to you.

Tawny said...

These look good, I think i'll have to make them soon :)
-Tawny @http://theyearofthecookie.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

OMGosh OMGosh I MUST make these this weekend! No ifs, ands or buts. I am willing to bet they taste like heaven and I will be hearing requests for more.

Thank you so much for sharing

The Daily Smash said...

Yum cant wait to make these

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Ellen said...

Does the butter need to be at room temp?

Rachel said...

Celeste! I love your page! :) These cookies are the best looking I've found! Love a girl that knows a good recipe! :)

Celeste said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! :)

Yes - The butter should be at room temperature.

Jem.N.i said...

How many cookies does this recipe yield ?

Anonymous said...

Made these last weekend. They were great, but we added more nutella because we are addicted!!! Anyways they were super yummy if you havent made them yet...do it!!!

Raven said...

Wow, I love how you got the melty center! Thank you for the recipe!

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Anonymous said...

I made these today and they were good but I couldnt taste any Nutella and I added more Nutella then the recipe calls for. A little disappointed :-(

Marjanneke said...

I made these cookies today and found that the first batch, baked for 10 minutes, ended up too soft and a bit messy/sticky on the bottom. Hard to get off the cookie sheet. Baked the second batch for 11-12 minutes and they firmed up great! No goo on the bottoms. I also left them on the cookie sheet for at least 10 minutes or more before I took them off. Turned out great! I think the white sugar could be cut in half. They are very sweet. Great cookie for Nutella/chocolate lovers!

Ourlifeinquotes said...

The most amazing cookies I have made with nutella! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Rosie Memory said...

Hey! These look absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to try them out!! Im glad im not the only one who is utterly obsessed with baking... Do have a look at some of my stuff!! http://bakedmemories.blogspot.co.uk/ Thanks

Anonymous said...

I just loved this recipe! :) In fact all you recipes look super yummy! I think I am going to do a lot more of them! :) congrats, it is a great blog!

Celeste said...

Thanks so much, you guys! :)

Julie Witt said...

Great recipe! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

these look amazeballs cant wait to make them

Anonymous said...

Based on comments I reduced white sugar to 1/2 c and increased Nutella to 1/2 c. I reduced oven temp to 300 and baked for about 18 min. I also used bittersweet chocolate chips. Delicious. Next time I think I'll use Frangelico instead of vanilla for more hazelnut flavor.