I have well and truly got the baking bug at the moment. Last week it was these Crème Egg brownies and this week it’s Nutella cookies. I’m an avid cookie fan, so obviously I am willing to try any new recipe. I made these on a little bit of a whim, not really expecting them to be fantastic, but I was pleasantly surprised. They had what I consider to be the perfect consistency – crunchy on the outside and super soft and chewy in the middle (almost like Millie’s cookies)! They were so quick and easy to make too, which is one of my favourite things about them.
300g Caster sugar
325g Self-raising flour
A pinch of salt (preferably sea salt)
Other bits and pieces:
Baking tray (preferably 2 if you have them)
(Makes around 25 cookies)
Feel free to adjust the ingredients to suit any dietary requirements.
Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. I find this works best with an electric mixer. It doesn’t need to be a Kitchen Aid or anything fancy, I have a cheap £6 hand held one from Wilkinsons. Failing that, an old fashioned wooden spoon will work, it might just take a little longer.
Mix in the egg and then add the flour and salt in stages. It will slowly form a tacky dough.
Gently mix in the Nutella until evenly distributed.
I then placed my dough mixture into the fridge for 15 minutes (you don’t have to do this bit if you are short on time, it just makes the dough a little easier to work with)
Then place small balls of dough onto a greaseproof lined baking tray. Space them evenly as they will spread out. (I used quite a small baking sheet and I could only fit 6 on at a time)
Bake at 180°C for 11-12 minutes or until slightly golden. Remove them from the baking tray immediately (otherwise they can keep on cooking) and place them on a wire rack to cool down.
Whilst cooling, you can sprinkle some crushed sea salt over the top.
These Nutella cookies have quickly become one of my favourite cookies and I would definitely recommend giving them a go.
What are your favourite cookies? I would some new ideas to try, so please leave me a comment below.