I love brownies and I’m always on the search for the perfect brownie. My perfect brownie is chewy and fudgy with that paper-thin, cracked crust on top. I have yet to find the recipe that produces all three. I have several at home I haven’t tried yet so maybe one of them will produce my “perfect” brownie. Why am I talking about brownies when the title is “Nutella Cookies”? Well, because these cookies tastes like a brownie. They have a slight crunch on the outside and a chewy, fudgy center. They are rolled in hazelnuts which gives them an extra crunch. These cookies are probably my new favorite chocolate cookie!
Source: Cuisine At Home Magazine
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. each baking soda and table salt
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup Nutella
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Finely chopped hazelnuts
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed, 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating to fully incorporate before adding the next. Add Nutella and vanilla; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; mix just until combined. Chill dough 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop about 3 tablespoons of dough and roll in hazelnuts. Bake cookies until edges are set, about 15 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets.
Note: For chewy centers and crisp edges, remove the cookies from the oven when the centers look underdone.
Makes two dozen 3 inch cookies