Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nutella Choco Chip Cookie

Going back to the corporate work after more than two years away from it is kinda exciting and nerve wracking at the same time.  You may say I'm over reacting but it's true.  I have been in my comfort zone doing the things I love for quite sometime and being back to the jungle was not an easy decision for me.  I'm glad I made that leap, I whole new world is waiting for me to conquer *wink*

As you have noticed, I have been away for so looooong...and yes, I miss blogging, I miss media socializing and most of all...I miss my kitchen!  And yeah, I miss you, my readers...


For almost two months now, I delight myself with, still, the comfort foods from my home (not that I am the one cooking it) and some cakes and cookies I buy of the rack.  But since I become accustomed to eating goodies I baked, cookies from the supermarket are not giving me much satisfaction.  I miss the freshly baked cookies from my oven.

Thank God I got some time and at last I was able to bake these lovely cookies, thanks to the wonderful recipe of Joey of 80Breakfast, she is a genius!

These cookies are so easy to make and delicious too!  I won't be surprised if you finish one batch in one sitting.

I followed the ingredients' proportion to the dot except for substituting the unsalted butter (I don't have one) and I did not include walnuts.  Although I guess I have to be more obedient in following instructions and take the tips and notes seriously.  I'll tell you why in a while.

NUTELLA CHOCO CHIP COOKIES



Ingredients
1/2 cup salted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Nutella choco-hazelnut spread
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate droplets

Procedures
Cream the butter and both sugars together until light and creamy.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.  Add the Nutella and beat until combined.
 
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir until just combined.  Do not over stir.
 
Fold in choco droplets gently just until well distributed.
 
Drop the dough by rounded spoonfuls on a parchment lined baking sheet about 1.5-2 inches apart.
Bake in a 375F pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let the cookies rest for a couple of minutes on the baking pan before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.


You may be wondering what these strange shaped cookies are doing here...this is the result of the baker (me) not following instructions.  I placed too much amount of cookie dough and they came out widely spread and each cookie are touching each other producing an almost 8'diameter cookie!  

To salvage the disastrous product, I used cookie cutters to make them presentable and easy to eat.  They looked cute, don't they? *wink*  So as a NOTE, these cookies spread a lot during baking so better follow instructions.  According to Joey, you may freeze them to minimize spreading; good thing I did not for these cookies came out just the way I liked it - crispy edges with a chewy center.

Oh! before I forget, these cookies are sweet so you may want to lessen the sugar accordingly (wink).


11 comments:

  1. Glad you liked them! I actually like cookies with more spread which is why I liked these ones...it's those crispy edges with chewy center that you've described here that I love! I am still looking for ways to make my cookies spread more! :)

    There really isn't anything like homemade, freshly baked cookies right? :)

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    1. thanks for stopping by Joey!

      yeah, homemade cookies are the best!

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  2. Welcome back, D! Nice to see you back in the kitchen! Take it easy, have a cookie! This looks delish! Make some more and bring it with you to work. Take care!

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  3. I can imagine these cookies to be the center of attention at a party. And who doesn't love nutella anyway?! :D I prefer my cookies "cute" so I would probably freeze a dough a little to minimize spreading, but nevertheless this looks great!

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    1. thanks Gio! late reaction from me, eh? sorry :(

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  4. These look amazing ... Happy Saturday :-)

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    1. thanks CJ! and thanks for dropping by :)

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  5. I love these cookies! They look good!

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments :) glad you stopped by!

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  6. A yummy bake of cookies"



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