Nutella filled chocolate chip cookies …. need I say more? These cookies did not make it past the 24 hour mark in this house. They are simple irresistible. If you follow me on instagram, you saw this picture of the beginning stages of these cookies….
I piped small circles of Nutella onto a parchment lined baking sheet using a small ziploc bag and cutting a tiny hole in the corner. This made “filling” the cookies easy breezy, rather than working with a sticky consistency. (Might I add that these are delicious as is! I was a few short for a few cookies, forgetting that I ate a few the night prior) Once your dough is made, pull these out of the freezer, place it in the middle of your cookie dough ball and roll it into the center. Once baked, these cookies turn out moist and nearly brownie like.
Chocolate chip cookies will always have a number one spot in this house. However, these cookies turned out SO fantastic I have actually had to resist the urge to make them again, in fear of swallowing the entire pan. A great addition to your upcoming holiday cookie list. Yes, I said it. Let’s face it, it will be here before we know it!
ingredients: this recipe makes 25-28 cookies
- 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Pre heat the oven to 350* Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
In a medium size bowl, with a hand-held mixer, mix together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Incorporate the two eggs, one at a time. Add the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking soda, and mix until well blended. Last, but not least, add the chocolate chips and stir together until they are scattered throughout.
To assemble, using a small cookie scoop (nearly 2 tbsp) – scoop the dough, flatten the ball slightly and plop a piece of the frozen nutella in the center. Roll the dough around the nutella, forming a ball and place it onto your prepared cookie sheet. Before baking, slightly flatten the tops of the cookie balls out, and then bake at 350* for 11 – 13 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack … and enjoy!