Do you guys have a food that you simply can’t resist? Something that causes your willpower to fly right out the window?
For me, it’s Nutella.
Like, I probably shouldn’t be allowed to be alone in a room with a jar of Nutella. Because once I start eating it, I can’t stop. And the next thing I know, I’m scraping the bottom of the jar. Damn it.
So knowing I have this problem, why on Earth would I try to make Nutella Chunk Cookies? It seems to be a rather careless and dangerous move on my part. No good can come from this.
To turn Nutella into something that could be stirred into cookie batter, I simply mixed it with a little melted butter and stuck it in the freezer for a few hours. I tried freezing the Nutella on it’s own, but it didn’t get as firm as the Nutella + butter mixture. The resulting Nutella chunks do hold their shape enough to be incorporated into cookie batter. But just be aware that they aren’t as firm as a regular chocolate chip. So they will melt some if you handle them too much.
This recipe makes more Nutella chunks than you’ll need for a single batch of cookies. I like to put the leftovers on ice cream. Or just eat them straight out of the freezer!
Recipe adapted from Nestle Toll House