Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nutella Filled Cookies

We are going to revisit one of my favorite things...Nutella.   I have made Nutella cupcakes before and they were delicious.  But these Nutella filled cookies have them beat.

I found the recipe on Red Tricycle which is a site to help you discover cool stuff to do in your area.  The website also has crafts and food!

Now this recipe does require a little organization so please read through all the way before you start baking.  You will be working with browned butter which is something I have always heard of but never have tried till now.  Apparently, I have been missing out on something.

What you will need for the recipe

2 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 1/4 cup of dark brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1 large egg plus one egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 tablespoon of plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1 jar of Nutella (chilled in the fridge)

Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.  Gather all the other ingredients before you start dealing with your butter because it will need all of your attention.

You know the easiest way to get just an egg yolk, right?  Of course, you can crack and egg and go back and forth between the shell halves draining the egg white.  Or, if you don't mind slimy things, just crack the egg into your hand.  The egg white drains off in between your fingers and you are left with just the yolk!

Now for the butter.  Put the butter in a saucepan and turn on medium heat.  The butter will melt and start to foam.  Start to whisk the butter and don't stop.  You don't want to run the risk of burning the butter.  The butter will start to brown and give off a nutty aroma.  Immediately pour the butter into a bowl to stop the cooking process.  For a great example of browned butter, take a look at Simply Recipes.  Let the butter cool for a few minutes before you start mixing any ingredients.

Combine the sugars and butter in a mixer and cream together.  Once combined, add in your eggs, vanilla, and yogurt.  The mixture will be a little soupy.

Now add in your flour mixture.  Once the dry ingredients are combined, fold in your chocolate chips.

Now because of the dark brown sugar and browned butter, your cookie dough will be darker than what you usually see for a chocolate chip cookie.  It's all good though!  Throw the dough in the fridge for at least two hours.

Once the dough is chilled (and your Nutella is firmly set), set your oven to 350 degrees.  Take a big chunk of the cookie dough, roll into a ball, and flatten it out. It's a little hard to do with the chocolate chips but you get the hang of it pretty quick. Take a teaspoon of Nutella and place in the middle.

Fold the dough around the Nutella.  Flatten the cookie once again and throw the pan in the oven.  The cookies only take about 10-12 minutes to bake.  Once the cookies start to darken around the edges, pull them out of the oven.  Let them sit on the pan for a few minutes because they will be extra gooey in the middle.  If you would like, and I highly recommend, sprinkle a little bit of course sea salt on top.

Transfer them to a cooling rack to firmly set up and store in an airtight container.   I hope you enjoy!

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  1. These look soooo yummy!!! I will have to fix and let you know how they turn out!!!

    1. Please do Miriah! I would love to hear any feedback you have!!