If you have never heard of Nutella, I am pretty sure you live under a rock. It’s the best known spread next to peanut butter. Nutella started as a breakfast condiment in Italy; however, it has become a staple in pantries worldwide. It tastes like a melted Ferrero Rocher. It’s great any time of day. Kids, adults, and elderly alike are all infatuated with this chocolatey, hazlenut-y spread.
If I had nothing better to do, I would make something with Nutella each day. But for now, one recipe is enough.
When I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed last night, I noticed my friend’s mother (who is always baking) was making a rendition of Giada’s Chocolate Hazelnut Drop Cookies. I saw it and instantly said–I need to make this–now.
Cast of Characters:
1 cup of butter (two sticks of butter)
1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) for the mix
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar for the rolling
1/2 cup of Nutella (DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BRAND!)
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of all-purpose flour
Kitchenaid or otherwise reputable stand mixer
Cookie scooper or teaspoon
1.) Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Place your oven rack in the center.
Using a small cookie scoop or a tablespoon, drop 12-18 small balls of dough onto each baking sheet. Bake until the bottoms of the cookies flatten out which should be about 10 minutes. You can do about thirty seconds to a minute less depending on desired consistency. Cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely for about a half an hour. DO NOT ROLL INTO SUGAR UNTIL COOLED! THE SUGAR WILL MELT!Place approximately 1 cup of powdered sugar in a medium bowl. In batches, roll the cookies in the sugar until coated. Feel free to shake it around, flip the bowl, or slightly toss. Have fun!
Delicious chocolate hazelnut goodness.
- 1 cup of butter (two sticks of butter)
- 1/4 cup of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) for the mix
- 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar for the rolling
- 1/2 cup of Nutella (DO NOT USE ANY OTHER BRAND!)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour