"Chocolate, thick and oh so sweet
From a spoon, it's you I eat,
You look so good, taste so nice
I'd even eat you on fried rice"
I was not planning on baking this recipe today. However, I forgot it was "WORLD NUTELLA DAY! " I have been saving this recipe for just the right occasion, and thanfully it would be today:).
Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso solemnly declare Saturday, February 5th “World Nutella Day 2011″ – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.
Nutella Crinkle Cookies-adapted from Better Home and Gardens 1995
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
11 oz Nutella Spread ( one jar-however, my jar was 13 oz)
1/4 cup butter or shortening ( i I used unsalted butter)
1 1/3 cups granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon Frangelico liquor or vanilla
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk ( if using butter use 1/6 cup-this why I love metric recipes!)
1/2 cup to 1 cup toasted and chopped Hazelnuts
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F
Prepare a thick bottom baking sheet- grease slightly with butter
Sift flour, salt ,baking powder and cocoa ( if using) . Reserve.
In a large mixing bowl cream butter or shortening with nutella spread. on medium speed until light.
Add granulated sugar, beat until fluffy.
Add Frangelico,/vanilla and eggs; beat until combined
Alternate flour mixture to creamed mixture on medium speed,with milk. Blend until combined .
Stir in chopped nuts .
Cover and chill for several hours. ( I missed this step- and they still came out perfect )
Shape dough into 1- 2 inch balls . ( I used an ice cream scoop)
Roll balls in finely chopped hazelnuts then into powdered sugar. ( I did not roll mine in nuts)
Place the balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. ( they will spread and crinkle as they bake)
Bake in over for @12-15 minutes .
Cool cookies on wire rack.
Makes @ 40- 2 inch size cookies.
nutty inside goodness
Simple, and delicious. I like them a little under baked. No sweating involved. My favorite kind of recipe :) Proud to be 1/2 Italian . The only thing I do not like Nutella with is bananas. ( this is a classic combo, ..but for some reason it is too pasty for me..go figure..)