Chocolate Nutella Cookies

This next month is going to be tough. Before every marathon or half marathon that I run, I always do a bit of a detox. Not a juice diet or anything wild like that…I EAT! I just don’t eat sweets or drink alcohol for a month. Simple sounding, but not for a baker like me.

Yesterday was my first full day off of sweets and I felt like a crazy woman. All I could think about was cookies. These Nutella cookies to be exact. I made them recently and they had me dreaming chewy, Nutella dreams (wait, what?) for a week. I seriously recommend these…but only if you’re not planning of going off of sweets any time soon. They’re addictive!

To begin, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa, set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add the vanilla extract and beat until extracts disappear….don’t mind the weird lighting in this picture either. Weird!

Add the Nutella and mix until batter is smooth.

Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. Or eat it all.

When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line two baking sheets. Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball (or use a medium cookie scoop if you’re lazy like me). Place on lined baking sheets and gently press down on the dough ball. Continue making dough balls until the cookie sheets are filled-leave two inches in between cookies.

Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or until soft, but starting to set. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Nutella Cookies
Recipe lightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod’s book Cookie Cravings
Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup milk

Directions:
1. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa, set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add the vanilla extract and beat until extracts disappear. Add the Nutella and mix until batter is smooth.

2. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes before baking.

3. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball (or use a medium cookie scoop if you’re lazy like me). Place on lined baking sheets and gently press down on the dough ball. Continue making dough balls until the cookie sheets are filled-leave two inches in between cookies.

4. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or until soft, but starting to set. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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Comments

  1. sounds great. I’ll have to get to the store for the Nutella. Then…….

  2. These look amazing and hard to resist! Could you sub the nutella for another nut butter? I’d prefer to use the nut butters I’ve been making (I’m kinda obsessed at this point). Thanks for the post!

  3. These sound amazing! Thick and chewy cookies. . .yum!

  4. I love cookies with nutella. It is so easy to pack in a lot of flavor with a little jar! Thank you for sharing these with me. They look perfect!

  5. I want to quote fat bastard here and say….’get in mah belleh!’

  6. I love me some nutella. These cookies are the perfect way to satisfy that craving!

  7. I love nutella but now I use Justin’s chocolate hazelnut spread. Think I just found a new use for it. :)

  8. Oh those look so perfect!
    There is no way I could go without sweets for a month! That’s almost as impressive to me as running a marathon. ;)

  9. Would you believe I’ve never baked with nutella?? That needs to change immediately!

  10. Mmmm! After eating Nutella out of a jar with a spoon, these are probably the next best thing! :)

  11. Yum…nutella!

  12. They look incredibly soft and I love it.

  13. southernfairytale says:

    OH my stars, those look and sound amazing

  14. I probably don’t need to point this out, but people love Nutella. GREG

  15. Enjoy these while you can! They look wonderful!

  16. These look seriously gooooooooood!!! I bet with the Nutella, they’d be amazing warm out the oven! :-)

  17. These DO look dreamy!! Bookmarked, for sure! :)

  18. These look so incredibly fudgy and moist–Mm, I’m drooling over here!

  19. Oh my oh my – these look sinfully delicious!

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