Love Nutella? Love Cookies? I’ve got you covered with these large cookies oozing with Nutella.
Yield: 2 dozen 3 inch cookies
Chill: 1 hr
Prep: 20 min
Bake: 12 min
1 cup Nutella
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a teaspoon, scoop out a mound of Nutella onto baking sheet, make 24 mounds and place baking sheet in freezer.
In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In your stand up mixer bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together until well blended.
Slowly add flour mixture and continue mixing. Add remainder of flour mixture until well blended, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide refrigerated dough in half, then continue to divide in half again until you have 24 pieces. Remove Nutella mounds from freezer. Flatten cookie dough and place a Nutella mound in the center, wrap dough to conceal Nutella and place on baking sheet. Continue with the rest of dough. Place baking sheet in refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375f. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Place cookie dough balls on baking sheet 2 inches apart. (I place 8 on each sheet). Bake 11-12 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool completely.
Do you love everything Nutella? Try this recipe for Nutella empanadas.
Yield: 16, 5 inch half circles
Chill: 30 min
Bake: 25 min
1 cup unsalted butter, cut into tiny squares
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs, 1 for wash
2 tbsp milk
1 cup Nutella
decorating sugar crystals
In a large mixing bowl, bring together butter, salt, sugar and flour with a pastry blender, until grainy. Add in milk and egg and mix together. Using hands, knead into a dough
Turn onto counter and knead a few more times until smooth. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
Work with half the dough at a time. Roll out dough about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out circles using a bowl ( I use a bowl 5 inch in diameter) and set aside. You can make these into a pop tarts by cutting into rectangles- just make sure you make an even amount of rectangles, same size with the other half of the dough. Gather any loose pieces, reroll and cut, repeating until all dough is used.
Continue with the other half of the dough. If using a circle, I can get about 16 5 inch circles.
Beat other egg and brush over each circle. Set aside, you’ll use again.
Scoop 1 tbsp Nutella onto each circle. Fold circle in half over Nutella and press edges slightly.
Use the tines of a fork to seal edges. Use fork to poke holes on top of each empanada to vent.
Brush tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
Place on parchment paper and bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Love Nutella? I’m always looking for a way to incorporate Nutella into everything. If you have extra pretzel dough, try these with the left over dough, or make some new dough.
Pre made pretzel dough (from my recipes)
1/3 cup baking soda
2 cups warm water
1-1 1/2 cups Nutella
4 tbsp unsalted butter
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop a mound of Nutella by the teaspoonful onto sheet, place in freezer for 10 minutes.
Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Stir together baking soda and water, set aside.
Working with half the dough, divide into 12 portions. (24 total) Flatten each into a disc, add a mound of frozen Nutella to center of disc. Wrap and pinch ends together, dip in baking soda water and place on sheet, pinched end down. Repeat until all dough is used.
Bake 8-10 minutes.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Who doesn’t love Nutella? Nutella has become a staple in our pantry. Here’s a simple enough recipe for a breakfast biscuit with Nutella. Part biscuit, part scone and just enough to nibble on all morning.
Nutella Drop Biscuits
Makes about 10-12 small biscuits
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold
1 cup buttermilk
1/2-1 cup Nutella
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Combine all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
3. Cut cold butter into small cubes. Add butter cubes to dry ingredients and with 2 forks, pastry blender (my favorite and easiest) or fingertips, mix well. Mixture will start to look like coarse cornmeal, keep working until all chunks of butter are mixed in.
4. Add buttermilk and stir enough just to blend.
5. Drop Nutella by the spoonful, stirring gently after every spoonful. Start with 1/2 and add to taste. I go with 1 cup.
6. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet, 6 per sheet, leaving room to expand. Bake 12-15 minutes.