A traditional peanut butter cookie made non traditional by using Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) instead of peanut butter.
I know that lots of people love Nutella. I actually tried it for the first time not too long ago. It's good but I was not all that impressed. I tried it on toast, not my thing. I tried it on waffles, not impressed, and it's been sitting in the cabinet for a while unused. Nutella is good, don't get me wrong, I just don't love it as much as everyone else. Wanting to give Nutella another shot I came up with the idea of putting it in a cookie. I swapped the peanut butter in a peanut butter cookie recipe with Nutella and it turned out great. They were sweeter than a peanut butter cookie and with a slight hint of chocolate and hazelnut. They were great. Everything I love about peanut butter cookies but with Nutella flavor.
*modified slightly from Better Homes and Gardens Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup Nutella
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, Nutella, and brown sugar. Add the baking soda and powder stirring until combined. Then stir in the egg and vanilla until combined. Lastly, stir in the flour.
Shape dough into 1 inch rounds (you may need to refrigerate the dough to make it easier to handle) and roll in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place the round on an un greased cookie sheet and flatten making a criss cross pattern with the tines of a fork.
Bake at 375 F for 7-9 minutes until the bottoms are lightly browned.
Makes about 36 cookies.
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