Special Delivery: Nutella-stuffed chocolate chip cookies

This post was strongly inspired by these cookies I found on Pinterest. I wanted to make them and figured they were too difficult and expensive, until my friend over here was having a baby (even chose the same name as mine!!) and I wanted to have something to bring to her. She was, after all, kind enough to bring me a huge crockpot of homemade soup while I was in the hospital recovering from my emergency c-section.

But, I can’t ever make things as the recipe calls for. I cheapened this one a bit without making it less special; they’re nowhere near frugal with that much nutella and only making 2 dozen cookies. They are cheap for such a special cookie though.

See the original recipe and great post (on a great blog) over here.

First, my ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar of Nutella, chilled in refrigerator (used about 1/3 jar of the big size – need 1 jar of small size – about 9 tablespoons – about a little more than a half cup.)
  • Sea salt for sprinkling (optional, I forgot on half the cookies. I used fine sea salt because I didn’t have coarse as suggested).

The first endeavor was browning the butter:

IMG_1653 IMG_1654
IMG_1656 IMG_1657 IMG_1658 IMG_1659 IMG_1660Next, I mixed it with the sugar:

IMG_1662And added the dry ingredients:

And last, the rest of the ingredients besides the nutella:

I made the recipe twice – once to take, and once the next day at home for my deprived husband who needed some after watching me make them and not share. =) The real trick is truly the refrigeration. The dough has to be chilled or else there’s no hope of these being wrappable.

This is at exactly 2 hours – almost too soft, but enough because I was on a time crunch.IMG_1666That is a walnut sized amount of dough, flattened with a teaspoon of nutella on it.
IMG_1667 And then, rolled around the nutella to be fully sealed.IMG_1668This cookie was fully sealed, the nutella that looks like it’s coming out is actually just a result of messy hands.

IMG_1669Then, the final result: Oh so tasty! Cooked for 11 minutes at 350.


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