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!