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Friday, March 30, 2012

White Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies

 Let me start off by saying:

I'm sorry.
 You probably didn't even notice, which is totally fine, but if you did, I've been missing in action.
 I am living in a new place, with a tiny little kitchen. I'm making it work. I like it. There is literally only one drawer in the entire kitchen. One.
And it's okay because drawers are over-rated. 
Wait, what?
Actually drawers are quite fantastic, but if you have my wit and charm, you can make yourself actually believe that having one drawer is great.
 In all seriousness though, it's fine. I actually have more than enough cabinet space and shelves to put all my snazzy appliances and gadgets!

I'm a little embarrassed by these cookies, and a tad disappointed. You see, I looked up so many recipes involving Nutella. Most of them had comments where people were actually excited. Something like "It was so cool, you couldn't even tell there was Nutella in them".
I was a bit panicked by that thought. I mean, why wouldn't you want to know you're eating Nutella? It's just about the best thing on earth, and so I made this recipe hoping so much that they would be bursting with Nutella flavor. But, no, not so much.

They are still absolutely delicious. A bit of crunch around the edges, and chewy on the inside. Absolutely delicious, but not very Nutella-y.
White chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies
Makes 18 cookies

Ingredients:
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips or semi sweet chocolate chips or chopped hazelnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the melted butter and sugar until combined, about 1-2 minutes. Add in Nutella, vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed and beating well after each egg.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Turn mixer off and stir in white chocolate chips by hand.
Drop 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes. Cool on wire rack before serving.

1 comment:

  1. great combo! i've never thought to pair nutella with white chocolate but i love both! welcome back :)

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