Friday, April 12, 2013

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love Nutella. I'm pretty sure the first time I tried it was when I was in Italy in the 10th grade on a high school trip. I think it was the first time a lot of us had tried it, and we were all completely taken in with it's deliciousness. I remember the guys on the trip stealing rolls from the hotel Continental Breakfast and indulging on bread and Nutella (they bought a monster bottle of it).

Since then, I usually have a bottle of it in the pantry. I don't eat it all the time, but when I do eat it, I remember WHY I love it so much. 

 Last night, I got an itch to bake. Work has been rough this week, and I wanted to do something that makes me happy. And baking makes me happy. In order to capitalize on as easy a recipe as possible, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies, but add in some Nutella, just for fun. I took my usual Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and cut the butter in half, and used the Nutella in it's place. The result? Deliciousness.

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Nutella
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Eggs
2 1/4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1-12oz bag Milk Chocolate Chips

The Method
Cream together the butter and Nutella until well mixed.  Add in the Sugars and beat until fluffy.  Add the Vanilla and Eggs, and beat well.  Add the flour, soda, and salt, and mix well.  Add in the chocolate chips and make sure they're mixed in well (Basic Cookies, here).

Bake at 375* for 10-12 minutes.

And ENJOY!!!

1 comment:

  1. Camille, these looks awesome!! What a great idea to replace half the butter with Nutella. Yum!