Sunday, 9 June 2013

{3 Ingredient} Nutella Stuffed Nutella Cookies

Here’s a thought: do we sacrifice the taste of something when using less ingredients?

Are we as bakers, chefs, domestic gods/goddesses attracted to the recipe calling for just three ingredients because it tastes better, takes up less of our time or to savour our wallets? 

So I was waddling through the supermarket up until this point, convinced that if a recipe was dead easy, the end result was gonna be dead tasty. Though this is sometimes the case, it’s not worth denying that the more care and cash involved, the better the cake. Or cookie. Or fish pie, which by the way, Nigella does best.

But what savvy, “No Bake, No Ingredient” recipes have done is shed light to Nutella’s versatility! You can make a cookie out of Nutella, flour and 1 lonely egg. It will be chewy and nutty. You wont be amazed, but pleasantly pleased. 

AND THEN. You can stuff it with everyone’s favourite (literelly everyone) Nutella, again!!!! Its like a fast track ticket to cloud nine, only its not a cloud, it’s a floating mass of Nutella. 

Have you ever heard of bread pudding with Nutella spread on to the bread prior to baking? You have?! Please, please share it with me!

Turn it down a notch. 

What about Nutella spread on home-baked crusty bread? What about all the other ruddy delicious chocolate spreads out there? Like this

Want a single serving portion? No problem. Find it in Turkish sweets aisles, in cute little aluminium tubes with a lid disguised as a playful red hat. Not joking.

The Recipe: Nutella Stuffed Nutella Cookies 

Only slightly adapted from Butter Baking's Nutella Stuffed Easy Nutella Cookies

280g Nutella
150g plain flour
1 large egg
100g Nutella, for the cookie centers

Makes 12 large cookies or 18 small cookies 


The Method

Add the Nutella and egg to a mixing bowl and combine.

Add the flour all in one go and beat until you can no longer see white streaks. The dough will be thick.

Line a baking tray. Take a small amount of dough and roll into a ball, then flatten with your palm and place on baking tray. Next, add a scant teaspoon of Nutella to the middle of the cookie. Take another piece of dough, roll and flatten then place on top of the Nutella and seel the cookie with your fingers.

Repeat until you no longer have any dough.

Bake for 8-16 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. I baked mine for 18 minutes!
Make un-stuffed Nutella cookies with leftover dough by rolling into a ball and squishing with your palm.
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I've heard that peanut butter pairs well with an egg and some flour, too. Love Em xx

17 comments:

  1. I have a feeling there's a nutella and brioche bread and butter pudding recipe in Edd Kimber's first book, if that's any help?

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    1. as in the great british bake off winner? i will have to buy! thank you jo, big help :)

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  2. I want these right now! This is crazy delicious!!!

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  3. This is so weird as I have been planning on making Nutella coookies and finding a recipe for the last few days! Now I have one! Can't wait to try this :)

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    1. im glad to be of help ! let me know once youve blogged, i shall add to this post :)

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  4. Nutella is the best! These cookies look delicious. I'm a fan. I want to bake some. I also want to eat some Nutella right about now! Stacey x

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    1. thank you ! nutella is the best on a way, on its own..in your mouth ! x

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  5. Oh, these look so incredibly good! Do you reckon you could make them with peanut butter stuffed inside too? Yum.

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    1. Most definitely! Although I think you'd need to add a half cup of sugar, just to sweeten things up a bit

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  7. Simple, easy and mostly Nutella - this may be one of the most perfect cookies I have seen.

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    1. thank you Nora, how could anyone refuse?!

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  8. Nutella is the best thing ever! And these cookies look absolutely delicious.

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    1. thank you Miguel! nutella is the go to spread !

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