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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my favorite treats is Nutella - or hazelnut spread.  I love it on crepes, but I'm not sure I know how to make crepes.  I was wanting to make some chocolate chip cookies for my husband  I have found following the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag usually produces some pretty good cookies.  So I pulled out all of my ingredients and measured out my flour and I was 1/2 cup short!  Uggh!  So I had to substitute kamut flour., and it worked out just fine!  Here is what I did, the recipe is mostly from a Nestle bag with a few changes.
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour  (supposed to be 2 1/4 cups, but like I said I ran out!)
1/2 cup kamut flour ( I don't know why you couldn't use all kamut for a healthier cookie!)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened (I use unsalted, rbst free)
3/4 cup granulated sugar (Yes I used the real stuff this time!  LOL)
3/4 cup brown sugar (You can substitute all the sugars for  1 1/2 cups palm sugar if you want)
2 TB hazelnut spread (I might try 3 TB next time!)

1 tsp vanilla extract (not imitation!)
2 large eggs
1/2 of a 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
1/2 of a 12 oz package semi sweet chocolate chips (I could have just said 6 oz!  LOL)

Preheat oven to 375°
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.  Beat butter and sugars in large mixer until creamy.  Add vanilla and Nutella and mix.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in flour mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Then you can be lazy like me and spread it in an 11x15 cake pan or jelly roll pan and bake for 25 minutes.  Be sure to grease the pan first!  Or you can do it the old fashioned way  and drop by rounded spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet then bake for about 10-11 minutes.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to finish cooking.

To finish them off, top with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles!  And you can't forget the tall glass of milk - my husband loves chocolate milk!

I hope you enjoy these!  Does anyone have any great cookie recipes they would like to share with my readers?

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sounds yum!
teri w/loveythoughts for u!

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