Since I spend so much time making food already, I figured I should find a way to collect my recipes. I’ve got a phone with a camera, a filter app, and an endless desire to make my friends fat. Hence, the blog. The beautiful name is courtesy of my genius girl Sara (who will take 10% commission if this ever becomes anything? Maybe).
I have a physics test in two days and a medical school application due in two weeks. Also I need to study for the MCAT. So what did I do on this beautiful Sunday? I baked cookies. Because procrastination is SO real.
But also, it’s my lesbo twin/best friend I could’ve ever asked for Mira’s birthday tomorrow and I plan to kill her with diabetes and love. Thanks for being born girl. Don’t know how I would’ve survived the past two and a half years of shit without you. Cheers for more of the ups and downs to come, and I see nothing but a brilliant, beautiful future for you because you deserve nothing less than the best.
Okay, now that we have dealt with all that sappy shit, let’s finally talk about cookies.
Nutella stuffed brownie cookies. NUTELLA. STUFFED. BROWNIE. COOKIES. NUTEL:LAJSK:LGDSFJLD. A fudgy, chewy chocolate cookie with motherfucking Nutella on the inside topped with more fucking chocolate. If there is a heaven, they should just shove one of these down your mouth at the gates. Actually, probably even an entire batch. Calories don’t count in heaven.
Look at this sexy son of a bitch. Just let me get up all on that chocolate-y, hazelnut-y fudgy goodness, all up in those brownie creases and them itty bitty chocolate chips…
Why can’t boys be made out of Nutella and chocolate. Why can’t everything be made out of Nutella and chocolate. These cookies are probably going to provide the solution for world peace.
Did I mention this blog is going to have memes? It will have memes. And probably very politically incorrect memes, because this is my house and you follow my rules.
Nutella Stuffed Brownie Cookies
Recipe yields 12 cookies
Prep time: 30 mins + chilling
Eating time: 1 minute if you believe in yourself
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus more for garnish later)
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- A jar of Nutella (we are only going to use a little bit, but no one is stopping you from eating the rest of the jar with a spoon for rewarding yourself for making these cookies)
How to make the magic happen:
- In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and chocolate chips. Add a small amount of water in a saucepan. Set it over low heat and let the water simmer. Put the mixing bowl on top of the saucepan (This is called a bain-marie, or double-boiler)*. Stir the chocolate and butter until they melt together and become all silky and glossy and sexy, about 6-7 minutes.
- Take the chocolate mixture off the heat and let cool for a little bit (I don’t know, like 2 minutes maybe?). Add the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the cooled mixture. Then, beat on medium speed with a hand mixer for 5-6 minutes until it turns pale and fluffy.
- Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet. Mix on low speed until just combined.
- Transfer the batter to a container and chill in the fridge. This needs to chill for about an hour.
- Nutella time! Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, taking a spoon, scoop about a teaspoon amount of Nutella and push it off onto the sheet with the help of another spoon. We need 12 drops. And yes I ate some as I did this because like why not. Put the cookie sheet in the freezer.
- After an hour of chilling, preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. To assemble the cookies, first scoop up about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and place it on the sheet. Be sure to space them out about at least 1.5 inches apart as these do spread quite a bit. Take a frozen Nutella chip and place it in the middle, pressing down gently. Then, cover the top with another tablespoon of dough.
- Smooth the cookie out into little dome shapes with your fingers. Wet your fingers a little bit with water if the dough sticks to them too much. Garnish with chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 8-11 minutes depending on your oven. Rotate the cookie sheet once in the middle.
- Let the cookies cool.
- Eat your fucking heart out. Nom nom nom.
*If you’re lazy and don’t want to do a bain-marie, you can mix this in a smaller bowl and pop it in the microwave on defrost at 1 minute intervals. Stir every time to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn and seize.