Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Recipe: Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

Gentle readers, last week, Boyfriend was feeling a little down. So, even though we've been trying (optimal word, trying) to be healthy, your MatchGirl decided to make him some cookies to brighten his day.

I can't recall where this recipe came from, I've been making it for years - one time going so far as to make my own Nutella (costly and time consuming, just by some chocolate hazelnut spread at your local market - there are a couple of really good Polish ones I've found in Greenpoint).  Anyway, I jotted it down in a notebook, so therefore have no link back to the original creator of these yummy things.

Recipe follows...

Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 6 tbsp Nutella
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats 

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together butter, Nutella and the sugars until mixture is fluffy. Beat in the egg and the egg yolk, followed by the vanilla extract.
Working at a low speed or by hand, gradually blend in the flour mixture and the oats.
Drop teaspoonfuls of the batter (1/2-inch balls) onto prepared baking sheet, leaving at least 2-inches between cookies to allow for spread. They will spread a lot.
Bake for 10 minutes, until cookies are set.
Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Next time I make them,  I think I will halve the sugar - these cookies are a little sweeter than they really need to be...

Photo: cookies!!!

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