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Frosted Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Si Foster, A Bountiful Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened in microwave for 10-12 seconds*
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

for frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • milk to thin frosting

Instructions

  1. Place rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 375 convection bake or 375 regular bake.
  2. Cream butter and sugars in bowl until smooth on medium-low speed.
  3. Add eggs, Nutella, almond and vanilla extract. Mix until blended.Turn off mixer.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips to bowl. Mix just until flour disappears using a pulsing motion with the mixer.
  5. Scoop dough onto cookie sheets. Flatten dough balls slightly with palm.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes or just until set on convection, or 8-10 minutes on regular bake.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool.

Make frosting:

  1. Cream 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup Nutella, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa and powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. Add milk if necessary to spread consistency. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Before frosting cooled cookies, mix frosting with a spatula to remove any air bubbles.
  4. Top cookies with prepared frosting or simply spread with additional Nutella out of the jar.

Recipe Notes

-*microwaving the butter will help the butter to blend better with the sugars. Do not overheat the butter. It should still be firm to the touch. You should be able to make an indent with your finger if applying pressure to the butter, without having the cube of butter collapse. Alternatively, you may remove the butter from the refrigerator about 30-45 minutes before making cookies. -The eggs should be cold when adding to the dough mixture. -Do not refrigerate the Nutella. It should be stored at rom temperature, similar to peanut butter, even after opening the container. -If you have a convection oven, make sure to use the convection setting to bake cookies. If you do not, you can refrigerate the dough before baking to help the cookies hold their shape. After shaping the cookies and placing on cookie sheets, place the sheet in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. When the dough is cold, bake at 375 for 10 minutes or until the dough is set and does not appear to be wet on top. You may also add an additional 2 tablespoons of flour to the dough if you do not have a convection oven this will also help the cookies hold their shape while baking. Bake the cookies as directed at 375 for about 10 minutes.