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My boyfriend is off to Michigan today to visit his brother. I wanted to send him off with some goodies to share with the roommates. His first thought was I could make cookies for the Frat his brother just joined, but I vetoed that idea. I didn't really wanna make cookies for tons of hungry men and then make my boyfriend travel with them. I found this recipe and it sounded really good. The recipe has no eggs it, but they still turned out like a normal cookie. With no eggs, the cookie dough is hard to resist eating, so beware. They are very rich and chocolaty, and the Nutella brings a nice flavor to the cookie. The cookies literally just melt in your mouth!!
Chocolate Nutella Cookies - Adapted from Our Best Bites
Yield: 2 Dozen CookiesIngredients:
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, sifted
1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter, Unsalted and room temperature
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1/2 Teaspoon Hazelnut Extract (you can substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla if you can’t find or don’t like hazelnut extract, I didnt use the hazelnut)
1/3 Cup Nutella
1/3 Cup Milk
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set the mixture aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add the extracts and beat for another 30 seconds or so. Add the Nutella and beat until smooth.
- With the mixer running, add half of the flour mixture and mix until combined. Add the milk, mixing until combined completely, then add the remaining flour mixture and mix completely.
- Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes (and as long as 2-3 days).
- Preheat oven to 325 when ready to bake. Prepare a baking sheet.
- Roll tablespoons of dough into balls and place them on the lined cookie sheet, allowing about 2″ between the dough balls.
- Lightly press the dough balls with the bottom of a drinking glass and then bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are crackly on top and soft, but starting to set.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to stand for about 5 minutes and then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.