November 2, 2008

Nutella Cookies!

I had some really fun Halloween sprinkles I wanted to use so I baked these cookies and brought to the office for Halloween. I baked longer than originally instructed and the cookies were crispy and a huge crowd pleaser. Next time I’ll bake a bit less for a chewier texture.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Nutella

1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup orange sprinkles, or orange sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

In another medium bowl, place the chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, and both sugars. Using a hand mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Rolls the balls in the orange sprinkles or orange sugar, pressing to adhere. Place on cookie sheet about 4 inches apart.

Bake for 11 minutes for chewy cookies. They will be very airy and will need to cool on the sheet before removing. For crispier cookies, bake another 3 minutes and cool on rack. Yield 40-50 cookies!

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