Nutella-Stuffed Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Or in alternative non-SEO-friendly titling, I Am Dr. Frankenstein.

What we have here is a combination of all my food dreams and all of Adriana Lima’s nightmares: copious amounts of nutella, tucked inside the a double chocolate chunk cookie, that’s then been supersized and baked till juuuust done to gooey perfection. Idk if it’s possible to be romantically attracted to a cookie, but scientists are currently investigating and using this recipe as a case study.

Nutella-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies [www.whatkumquat.com] Nutella-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies [www.whatkumquat.com]

Today is a good day because a) it is Friday and b) it is Friday and you now have a new cookie recipe in your arsenal to make this weekend. Is there anything better than spending a Sunday morning alone in your kitchen baking enough unhealthy food to make Michelle Obama materialize out of thin air to whack you over the head with a vegetable and chastise you about your lack of organic hemp seeds?

For the 99% of you, my readers, who are not geriatric bakers, your answer would be yes, go to boozy brunch ya freak and stop accelerating retirement. But I can’t help it, I love baking and I love baking alone. Not even the edgy kinda baking. The flour-and-eggs kind.

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This recipe is particularly good for those baking days where you just decide to eff it and go full-glutton on the ingredients. None of that healthy-substitute crap. Nutrients are for the weak or the vegan and sometimes you just really need a Nutella-stuffed double choc chip cookie big enough to use as a pillow, ya feel?

Let’s talk about the actual cookies: they’re good. No, you don’t understand. I mean really, reallllly good. So good, in fact, that I might dare to say they don’t even need the Nutella and can stand alone as a perfect confection in their own right.

I might, but I would never, because then the powers that be would smite me and I’m not ready to deal with those consequences. As far as I’m concerned, Nutella is basically a religion. Much like Meryl Streep, it makes everything better. Though if you wanted to stray off the path a little and dabble in other sectors of the religion, I believe peanut or cookie butter follow a similar doctrine (and if you try either, be sure to let me know in the comments below!).

Nutella-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies [www.whatkumquat.com]

Nutella-stuffed double chocolate chip cookies [www.whatkumquat.com]

NUTELLA-STUFFED DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
(makes about 18 big-ass cookies)

You Will Need

  • 2,5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1,25 cups plus 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1,5 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • nutella!

Directions

  1. On a tray lined with wax paper, dollop ~1 tsp. of Nutella. They shouldn’t be flat disks, so try to pile each spoonful as high on the tray as possible. Stick these little chocolate turd-shaped concoctions in the freezer and keep them there for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350F/176C and line baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until you’ve done away with any unsightly lumpage (culinary term!) and set aside.
  4. Using a stand mixer (or a wooden spoon, if a stand mixer is unavailable to you or you enjoy putting yourself through unnecessary stress) and cream together the butter with the sugars. Beat in the egg.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until completely smooth. The end product should be super thick and doughy; if it’s too thin, add some more flour as you really need this particular cookie dough to be stiff. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Here’s where the culinary operation really begins: take about a tablespoonful of dough and flatten it in the palm of your hand till it’s about 1″ thick. Place a frozen Nutella disk in the middle, then add more cookie dough to the top, forming the cookie as you go to make a big ol’ ball. Place on the baking sheet a good distance apart from other cookies, and bake for about 10-12 minutes depending on your oven.
  7. Cool on the tray for 2 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely. Enjoy warm and with a medic standing nearby.

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12 Comments

  1. These look delicious! I’m actually not a huge nutella fan but I would definitely try these!

  2. Oh dear me! You had me at, ‘nutella!’ YUM!

  3. OMG yum! I love chocolate and these look perfect.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

  4. Oh my GOSH. Just last month I discovered I like (LOVE) Nutella and I’m obsessed. Need to make these! Pinning!

  5. Oh my chewy goodness, those look beyond amazing

  6. Uhhhh so you wanna come over and make these for me? haha kthanksbye!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  7. so much yum! these look amazing!!!

  8. If you wanted to send some of these to me in Nashville I’d be okay with it! YUM!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  9. These look amazing! I was just thinking that it would be fun to make cookies since I haven’t baked anything in ages. Definitely going to give this recipe a shot!
    Katie | http://www.millennialonthemove.com

  10. OH EM GEE I need to do these!!! Drooling right now!

  11. oh my gosh these look so good!!!! I want them in my mouth.

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