Friday, February 17, 2012

Salted Nutella Cookies

I'm a big fan of the chocolate+salt combination (think Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies). I am an even bigger fan of Nutella (one of the best inventions ever). In these perfect little cookies, the beloved chocolatey, creamy, hazelnut spread is balanced with the savory, coarse sea salt -- a match made in heaven. 
With Love, Erica

Ingredients:
1 1/2  cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup milk
Coarse Salt

  1. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder.
  2. In a separate bowl or a standing mixer, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. 
  3. Add the vanilla and Nutella to the sugar-butter mixture.
  4. In 2 additions (beginning and ending with the dry ingredients) add the milk and dry ingredients. 
  5. Chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 min. 
  6. Take the dough out of the fridge, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 
  7. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slightly press down each of the balls and sprinkle with sea salt. 
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  9. Cool on a wire rack, and enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk. :)

4 comments:

  1. I too am a huge fan of chocolate + salt. My favourite is to have salty crackers with melted easter eggs smushed onto them- discovered on a 7 hour car trip last easter! (sorry for spamming you with comments, but it's such an amazing blog I don't seem to be able to help myself!)

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    1. Ohhhh that sounds delicious, I will have to try that. One of my favorite sweet/salty combinations is actually watermelon with sea salt -- you should try it sometime (even if it sounds a little weird!). Thank you so much! I would love to see yours too -- would you maybe give me the url?

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  2. LOVE the salt accent on top. I really don't eat nutella all that much, but I should. These looks so good and have you seen those 3-ingredient nutella cupcakes/cake/whatever? They are A-MAZING.

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    1. Thank you so much! I have not seen those, would you mind sending me the recipe?

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