Monday, September 3, 2012

Nutella Crinkle Cookies

For a little while now, Zachary and I have been discussing making Nutella cookies.  So, this morning with the weather a little yucky outside and no plans for the day it seemed like the perfect day to try them out.  We were not disappointed.  We did some internet research and came across a recipe to try, changing up a few things.

Nutella Crinkle Cookies (Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)

3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (Optional)
11 oz Nutella Spread  
1/4 cup butter or shortening  (I used shortening)
1 1/3 cups granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk ( if using butter use 1/6 cup-this why I love metric recipes!)
1/2 cup to 1 cup toasted and chopped Hazelnuts (I used chocolate chips)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F 
Line a thick bottom baking sheet with parchment

Sift flour, salt ,baking powder and cocoa (if using) in a bowl and set aside. 
In a large mixing bowl cream butter or shortening with nutella spread. on medium speed until light. 
Add granulated sugar, beat until fluffy.
Add vanilla  and eggs; beat until combined 
Alternate flour mixture to creamed mixture on medium speed,with milk. Blend until combined .
Stir in chopped nuts (or chocolate chips) .
Cover and chill for several hours. (I missed this step- and they still came out perfect ) 
Shape dough into 1- 2 inch balls .  
Place the balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. 
Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes  .
Cool cookies on wire rack.

They were delicious!

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