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I went through a phase, as we all do, when I was obsessed with Nutella. Maybe I’m not out of it yet. Maybe I never want to come out of it. Who knows? I do know, however, that Nutella and chocolate chip cookies are a match made in heaven. I made these cookies for the first time at the beginning of the semester for a hall dinner. Someone suggested I make something with Nutella. Clearly I wasn’t going to ignore that. I figured I wanted to make something simple and easy, as I was busy that day and didn’t have more than an hour to whip them up. I debated on how to go about making them. Should I substitute Nutella in for some of the butter and sugar? Should I use my go to chocolate chip recipe and make chocolate-chip cookie Nutella sandwiches? I ultimately decided to change my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe slightly (I reduced the amount of butter, sugar and eggs) and add a thumbprint of Nutella to the cookie before baking. The cookies got raving reviews. Next time I make them, instead of putting a thumbprint of Nutella in the middle, I mid cover a drop of it with cookie dough so its flavor is in every bite. That being said, anyway you decide to make these- they will be delicious. How could they not be? We’re talking about Nutella and chocolate…

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Ingredients:

  1. 2 ½ cups flour
  2. 1 tsp baking soda
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 1 cup butter at room temp
  5. ¾ cup brown sugar
  6. ¾ cup white sugar
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 2 cups chocolate chips
  10. However much Nutella you fancy

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda, set aside
  3. Cream butter, sugars and eggs until smooth
  4. Mix in vanilla
  5. Add dry ingredients in increments- mix until fully combined
  6. Add chocolate chips- mix until incorporated
  7. Scoop a tablespoon of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
  8. Bake for 7 minutes, then remove
  9. Press, with your thumb or a spoon, an indent into each cookie and fill with Nutella
  10. Bake again for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown
  11. ENJOY

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-Gilly