I’ve been a real-life, full-time working girl for three whole days now and boy is it tiring! Tiring in the best sort of way, in the my-brain-is-exploding-with-new-information sort of way. Yet despite thinking about food all day at work, I still somehow find myself baking and cooking at the end of the day to decompress and relax.
This morning I woke up to a sky full of rain, I have a new Netflix movie coming my way this afternoon, a half a dozen Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies in my kitchen, and my first weekend home in over two months! Needless to say, I’m just a little bit excited. If you have a free weekend, or even just an hour during the week, I strongly recommend these cookies.
I’m going to keep it short because, really, I think these cookies say everyting they need to on their own. Nutella. Chocolate. Hazelnuts. Cookie. Chocolate drizzle. And if that wasn’t enough, the texture is somthing special, too. Crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the center. Pretty much everything you could want in a cookie. If that doesn’t sell you, I don’t know what will.
Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
*1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
*3/4 cup sugar
*1/2 cup Nutella
*1/2 tsp. baking soda
*1/2 tsp. baking powder
*1/4 tsp. salt
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (optional)
*Additional melted semi-sweet chocolate (optional)
*Preheat oven to 375°F.
*With an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add in the sugar and beat until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add in the egg and beat until combined. Beat in the Nutella, baing soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla until well combined.
*Beat in the flour until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts by hand. Scoop dough by large tabelspoons and form into balls. Place, about 2 inches apart, on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are crispy and center is still slightly soft. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes on baking sheet. Finishing cooling on wire rack.