December 10, 2012

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Chocolate cookies + nutella = delicious!

servings: 24 cookies
time: 40 minutes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter, softened
2 large egg yolks
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ to ¾ cup Nutella (or other chocolate hazelnut spread)
24 nuts (walnuts, pecans, pistachios...)

1 – Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick spray.
2 – In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa and salt. In a separate, larger bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until it's light and fluffy (for about 2 minutes). Add egg yolks and vanilla and beat well.
3 – Mix in flour mixture at low speed, just until combined.
4 – Turn dough out onto a sheet of wax paper and knead a few times until it is smooth and shiny. Shape dough into 24 (1-inch) balls.
5 – Arrange balls 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheets. Press your thumb into the center of each cookie, leaving an indentation.
6 – Bake one cookie sheet at a time for 10 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
7 – Spoon a generous teaspoonful of Nutella into the center of each cookie.
8 – Add a piece of nuts on top of each cookie.

*This recipe is adapted from

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Cookies de Chocolate com Nutella.

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