Monday, 25 October 2010

Nutella cookies

This is my extremely last minute entry for October's We Should Cocoa, hosted by Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog, in which we have been challenged to make something with chocolate and hazelnuts or cobnuts. I thought I was going to miss it, having been quite busy lately. But I just couldn't let this one pass me by, because chocolate and hazelnuts is such a winning combination. Plus, Mr 'Splorer's face lighting up when he got home and saw me spooning the best part of a jar of Nutella into a cookie dough was a delight to behold!
I got the recipe from A Chica Bakes, where it's called Chocolate and hazelnut biscotti, but to me these were definitely Nutella cookies. I thought it was about time I made some proper, American style cookies, having admired so very many recipes online. And I can really see why they are so popular - very straightforward to make and such a sweet treat. I think I overcooked mine a little, forgetting that I was aiming for that bit of squishy chewiness in the middle. And they needed to be a little further apart than in the picture on the right, but I only just managed to get them all in the oven as it was. And a bit of splurging never hurt anyone, right? I can't say as Mr 'Splorer or I were that worried about it as we tucked into these little numbers with a glass of milk (just like in the movies!) and an episode of Wallander. (Have you seen it? You really must.)
So, I'd really recommend this recipe - all you have to do to mix some Nutella and hazelnuts into a cookie dough, cook it for 10 minutes or so, and you've got yourself a huge pile of scrumptious, really chocolatey cookies.
The recipe is here.

8 comments:

  1. They look great. I can see these cookies in my future lol. Thanks so much for taking part again this month ;0)

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  2. Nutella!.... the perfect hazelnut and chocolate combination!! These sound wonderful. I have run out of hiding places for my jars of Nutella (son #2 inhales them!!) and have pretty much stopped buying it. (I wonder if I put them in with the cleaning products - he'd never look there!!) I hope I'll be able to give these a go soon!!!!!!

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  3. Lovely!
    I am a Nutella addict:::))
    Thanks for sharing
    Barbara

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  4. Chele, trust me, the pleasure was ALL mine. (And Mr 'Splorer's!)
    BG, this used most of one of the small jars (the ones that are in a glass that you can use for milk, etc afterwards) so you could just one of those and use it immediately, with a couple of spoonfuls left to keep son #2 happy. :D
    Barbara, me too! And these taste very Nutella-y indeed.

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  5. Love the idea of putting Nutella in cookies - they sound so good.

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  6. MMMMM! Cookies.

    Why must you taunt me, Nora? Don't you know I have a baking addiction, especially around this time of year.

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  7. Phwooooaaaaarrr! Nutella anything makes me dribble and these look and sound fantastic.

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  8. These sound so good I want to curl up with a couple now and an episode of Wallander to go with them. Thanks for taking up the challenge and I'm glad you made it!

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