Friday, March 26, 2010

hold the phone.

i think i may have just tasted the most incredible cookie in the all of cookiedom.
these rocked my world.
if you are a nutella and chocolate lover...you are in BIG trouble.
i just wanted to thank costco for selling ginormous nutella twin packs for an absurd price of $8.00.
each one is 26.5 ounces.
yowza.

to quote the classic movie tommy boy:
"i can actually hear you getting fatter."

these lil bits of cookie goodness were the perfect texture.
the taste is mild, light and fluffy with a sugary, slightly puffed exterior.

then i went and stuffed them with chocolate ganache and it was just ridiculous at that point.

i wish i could send you one of these right now.
i am pretty sure you feel the same ;-)

make these now.

Nutella Cookies stuffed with Chocolate Ganache
yields :: about 36 small sandwich cookies
{print recipe}

For the cookie:
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt (if you only have regular salt add under a teaspoon)
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Sugar for rolling cookies in

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In your stand mixer bow place the chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella), butter, and both sugars. On medium low speed cream together mixer for about about 3 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla and blend until combined. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated. Chill dough in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Shape the cookie dough into 1 inch, about 1 teaspoon sized round balls. Rolls the cookie balls in sugar and place the cookies on a heavy cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Place in oven and bake for 6 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on cookies sheet for about 5 minutes.
Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For ganache:
1/3 cup heavy cream
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

In a medium heavy duty sauce pan heat heavy cream just to the boiling point.
Remove from heat and add in chocolate chips. Allow to stand for 2 minutes.
With a whisk, mix until smooth. Allow to cool to just about room temperature.
Spoon a small amount of the ganache on to the bottom of one cookie.
Top off with another cookie and allow to set. Then enjoy!

These are best eaten in the presence of a chaperone to make sure you don't polish off the whole batch by yourself.
adapted from :: everyday italian

7 comments:

  1. ooooh...you had me at Nutella! These look great :)

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  2. im gonna throw a party just so you can make these for it, i LOVE nutella!! whats a Ganache though??

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  3. Yum-o!
    Ganache is basically a melted chocolate!

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  4. OMG your cookies and its stand are both so cute!!!

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  5. Those look amazing, now if only I could stop myself from eating an entire jar with a spoon...

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  6. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. (I always get excited when I see a new Nutella recipe!) They look delicious!

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  7. Hold the phone is right! I just made these and they are amazing!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!

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