Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

GUESS WHAT?!!!

I passed my dissertation defense!!! I am Dr. Stephanie!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!! It’s been such a stressful last couple of months. Defending a dissertation is no joke and is both mentally and physically draining. I don’t with it upon my greatest enemy. Ok, I don’t really have a greatest enemy, but if I did, My brain is fried and I am sleep deprived (hey, that rhymed!) and I am dreaming of a long and lazy vacation that really just involves sleep and tv. That’s really all that I want right now. I also really want to eat a bunch of cookies that a full of chocolate.

So let’s celebrate with some fattening and delicious cookies! I took my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some adjustments to make these nice and chocolatey cookies. My favorite thing about these cookies is Nutella. Nutella makes everything in this world better, don’t you think?

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Mix in the egg, chocolate hazelnut spread, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat in the dry mixture in with the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. On a lined baking sheet, spoon out dough, in about 1 heaping tablespoon, onto the pan, leaving about 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.
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Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies