Friday, September 14, 2012

Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookies

Nutella is possibly the best thing to come out of Italy since gelato and and the modern road system.  It's hazelnuts and chocolate blended into a smooth, creamy butter that tastes better than anything has the right to.

And finally there is a recipe that brings this chocolaty concoction into cookie form.  I'll shut up now and give you the recipe.

You will need:

3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup Nutella

Cream butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a large mixing bowl.  Once creamed, stir in eggs one at a time until well combined.  Stir in vanilla extract.  Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt until well-combined and dough is formed.  Take Nutella and place in large dollops on top of dough.  Using a butter knife, swirl Nutella throughout the dough so that the dough becomes marbled with chocolaty goodness.  Put dough in refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat oven to 350 F.  On a greased cookie sheet place dough by the spoonful at least 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Let cook slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.

- The Pink One

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious. I will get ingredients so you can make at Christmas.