FOOD AND TRAVEL

Friday, March 11, 2011

Double Nutella Chip Cookies


Lately M - the husband is threatening me.
Every time he requests for something and I say I won't make it or let him buy it, his immediate impulse is to say "I'll write a nasty comment on your blog". So the other day, when he wanted to buy a jar of nutella and I screamed "No more nutella in our life"! Why I would I do that? Because the man I live with is one of the most disciplined and strong willed person I know. Me on the other hand? Never mind. The point is - he can have a spoon of nutella and stop there. Me, I go through the entire jar and the next day the man would be like "What the hell happened to the nutella!" I try to make an innocent face, but I'm really not blessed with a innocent looking face and he shall point towards my thighs and say "It will all go there baby". You see, he is a mean mean man.


My solution? We don't buy nutella. But he bought it anyway. And acted as if  I felt threatened, back in my mind though, were other plans.


I added butter and flour to it and made Double Nutella chip cookies. God save my thighs.


I have come across so many nutella cookies and I love them so, but always find them delicious and not enough nutella flavor. Those people at nutella know their game, you can't mess with nutella. It easily loses its hazelnut flavor if you add chocolate to it. So well, here's my solution, you make nutella cookies and add lots of nutella chips, every bite screams nutella.


The incredible idea for nutella chips comes from Ivory Hut. And I'll forever love her for bringing it in my life.

Double Nutella Chip Cookies
Click here for printable recipe
Makes 24 that is depending on how much licking takes place in the process

Ingredients

For nutella chips adapted from Ivory Hut
200g nutella
57 g butter (about half a stick)

For cookies
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup nutella
1 cup nutella chips, recipe above ( I think it makes more but you know licking and all that)
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
12 tbsp butter (melted and warm)
1/2 tsp salt

Method

For the nutella chips, melt the butter and nutella until glossy.


While still hot, transfer to the piping bag and pipe away. And I don't know why I went all fancy here. I might be feeling good about myself that day. But any other day, I would just spread it on a foil. Freeze it for 2-3 hours and transfer into a zip lock bag and store in the freezer until you need it.


Preheat the oven to 165 C/325 F. Mix the flour, salt and baking soda and keep aside.


In a large bowl whisk butter and sugar until well mixed. Whisk in egg and yolk.


Mix in nutella.


Add the flour in four batches, whisk as you add the flour, till it forms dough.


Lightly fold in the chips. Refrigerate the dough for half an hour.


Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon form the dough into balls and place it on a baking sheet with atleast 2 inch distance between them. I like my cookies really huge and it still made 24.


Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are just getting ready to firm and center is still soft. Don't panic, they are done. Remove them from the oven and let it cool off on the baking tray. They will continue to bake on the tray. 

Can I for preach something I didn't practice? Eat it in moderation. Take care of your thighs. 
SHARE:

45 comments

  1. goodness. you will kill me! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. yum. YUMM!! I want to reach into the screen and eat these NOW! Your husband sounds like a clone of mine. And yes.. I hope God does bless your thighs (and mine) ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Tanvi_SinfullySpicyMarch 11, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    I bought nutella first time ever last year and celebrated nutella day out of nowhere with a spoon & jar.It was just so so addictive. We also refrain from buying it usually coz its hard to keep the jar away :) These cookies look amazing Kulsumm.The chips idea is quite innovative.
    P.S. -I m running to get my jar again.U made me crave nutella again.Love the third pic.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow! I just came across your blog, and the Nutella cookies definitely caught my eye. I have a weakness around this stuff too. Well, who are we kidding, I have a weakness around all things chocolate, but this in particular. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your husband is a funny guy.

    Wow!! wow, these are so good. I'm dying to have one of these cookies right now. I have yet to use Nutella in cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nutella is no longer welcome in my house, for the reasons that you mention above. Seriously, that stuff is dangerous! And I don't get it, what's with men having such an iron will when it comes to things like that?

    Amazing recipe! If I had Nutella I'd definitely make these. Until then I'll just drool over this photo!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. PS - Nutella chocolate chips? Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  8. lovely , lovely- thsi gets myyyyyyyy whole lot of attention !

    ReplyDelete
  9. Okay, I'm in complete awe at the fancy Nutella chips that you made here. I can't believe you piped them all out into pretty little drops like that! I would never have the patience. Oh and Nutella and I are very good friends as well, too good, I really should put an end to that relationship, my thighs would probably thank me!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nutella chips! Now that's something I haven't seen yet... what a fantastic idea!

    And, you're totally right... you don't want to overpower the wonderful hazelnut flavor.

    ReplyDelete
  11. OMG. I love anything Nutella. Those chips! Those double Nutella cookies! It's definitely worth the (slightly bigger) thighs ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you everyone - I'm glad that you willing you compromise your thigh size for this :-) Its worth it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely way to use Nutella ,loved the way those cookies have turned out crispy and yummy!

    ReplyDelete
  14. i hear ya..thighs and tums and i don know where all it can show ..sigh!
    btw i cudnt find the dal recipe you were talking about on ur blog :(

    ReplyDelete
  15. I didn't grew up eating Nutella so I never really got into liking it, but these cookies certainly look delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great cookie recipe. I am in awe that you made your own little chips, unbelievable. Can't wait to try these cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG! I love nutella and this is such a great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Brilliant! I love the Nutella chips, fabulous idea. I'm of the firm belief that if it is on the "husbands" plate it has no calories. I don't have any proof that it is true, but I will keep on testing it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. There's no such thing as too much Nutella {well, may be a little :) }what a great idea—Nutella chips! And although it's a lot of labor (at least for me)—it's all a labor of love!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Holy moooooly. Nutella chips? What an amazing idea! Wish I had one of these (who am I kidding, more like a half dozen) in front of me right now to gobble up.

    ReplyDelete
  21. nutella chips??? oh my...I have been missing out!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love the idea of Nutella Chips!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I think my thighs expanded just reading this post! But I'll take it for one of these beauties! I especially love those nutella chips. What a brilliant idea!

    ReplyDelete
  24. YUM! Love anything with nutella.

    ReplyDelete
  25. OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!! U JUST KILLED ME !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wonderful cookies. I lovd the addition of nutella to it, will try this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  27. oh these look super delicious and so nice!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow!! A post (haven) for all the Nutella lovers..these cookies look gorgeous. And those cute Nutella chips..can't ask for more indulgence. Awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Whooaaa....how did i miss these?! Beautiful Kulsum....I can't believe you had the patience to make those chips! I'm in awe!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I have decided not to buy Nutella for sometime now since my work demands to sit 24 hrs since i grow muffin tummy, but nutella is fav, cookie sounds divine...wish to grab few to chew right away :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Your first paragraph reminded me why I don't miss a husband! :) Anyway, the nutella chips is a clever idea and those cookies are fantastic! You could easily market them, I say!

    ReplyDelete
  32. gosh double nutella...thts brilliant

    ReplyDelete
  33. Can I jump in the photo on top of the cookie? ;)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Bumped in here for the first time..you have a lovely space with great collection of dishes..Glad to follow you..
    Anything with nutella sounds great to me..Those cookies look DIVINE!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have the exact same Roomie for a husband... i finally got him convinced that if he didnt want an obese roommate he would have to stop buying nutella ;)

    ReplyDelete
  36. this is a great recipe....its a must try and i hope after making it the kids leave something for me too:)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I made these yesterday, they are a huge hit! I even made a GIANT cookie which you can see for yourself here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daneye/5683096496/in/photostream & my stack of them here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daneye/5682662993/in/photostream :)

    Great recipe, keep up the good work! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. Help !!!! I have been baking for years and my family adores Nutella. I am trying to make these cookies to send to my 12 year old daughter who is away at camp and I am having trouble melting the nutella for the chips. I am used to melting things in a double boiler and the microwave. I tried both and the nutella and butter just hardened up on me. I know if I add cream it will loosen it but then I can't make chips. I would love some pointers.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hey there!

    I have made this cookies al ot of times and when you melt nutella and butter together it generally doesn't harden up immediately. But yes it does if it cools down. The trick is in piping them out immediately when the nutella is still hot. If you prefer,the easiest way to do it is to spread the mixture (when still hot) on a foil instead of piping it. After freezing it as explained in the recipe simply cut them into chunks for the cookies. Also when mixing them with batter, make sure they just out of the fridge and lightly fold it. I hope this helps. And I really hope your daughter enjoys them as much as we do :-)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank You for your tips but Can you tell me how you melt the Nutella and butter. I didn't let it cool, it just wouldn't melt and get glossy.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Yes, I melt them on a double boiler too. Make sure the nutella is not from the fridge. Also it takes a little while for it to become glossy and come together but don't over do it either. Over doing it might lead to it hardening up as moisture from nutella may evaporate. I'm guessing here since I have never faced the problem. Also try whisking it while it melts to help it come together faster. In a pinch, try adding a tbsp or two more butter. Let me know how it goes

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would like to say many many many many thanks to you for this wonderful recipe!! I been through many disastrous ones that went straight to the bin! Yours came up beautiful, smelt delicious & tasted divine! Thank you for sharing the tip on chocolate 'messing up' the nutella/hazelnut taste. If only I knew that sooner....
    Once again, THANK U!

    ReplyDelete

Blog Design Created by pipdig