I found some Nusco Hazelnut Duo at my favorite little market here, and decided it was high time to give Mary's Nutella cookie recipe a shot. I mixed things up a little (used the Nusco and added some peanut butter chips for good measure), and loved them. Still chewy with crispy edges and a nice chocolate/hazelnut/peanut butter flavor. A good little cookie to keep around for company :)
22 May 2008
(adapted a wee bit from Alpineberry)
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
7 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temp.
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. light brown sugar
2/3 c. Nutella (I used Nusco Hazelnut Duo)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 c. peanut butter chips
1/2 c. toasted and skinned hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in Nutella and vanilla extract. Add egg.
Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add peanut butter chips and hazelnuts.
Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for about 11 minutes until the edges look set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then carefully remove to cooling racks.