I don't even know how long it's been since I've done a Try It Tuesday post...one, because I haven't had time, and two, because I haven't really "tried" anything from Pinterest lately. But Sunday night I was trying to find something to make to eat during the Oscars; I came across this recipe and had all the ingredients, so I thought I'd give it a try :}
Sous Chef (not necessary, but kinda fun to have around)
After adding dry ingredients
After "swirling" in the Nutella
Pre-baking (complete with standard peanut butter cookie crosshatches)
They were pretty delicious! A little on the crunchy/crispy side, so if you like moist, chewy cookies, you might want to find a different recipe. They turned out pretty big...the recipe says to scoop out using 1/4 cup, but I only used a little over half of the 1/4 cup. Would I make them smaller next time? Oh, no! When it comes to peanut butter and Nutella, go big, right?!
I got the recipe from this blog if you'd like to check it out, but here it is:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 unsalted butter, softened (I used salted)
1 tsp vanilla
1 & 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup Nutella
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer add both sugars, peanut butter, butter, vanilla and egg and mix until smooth and creamy. In a separate small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Add the Nutella and using a knife swirl it into the batter. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
While it's in the refrigerator, preheat your oven to 350 and spray 2 cookie sheets with cooking spray. When the dough is done chilling, scoop about a 1/4 cup of dough out and roll it into a ball and place on cookie sheet (no more than 12 on a cookie sheet). With a fork, press down gently on each cookie to flatten it a bit and to give it the cookies a nice pattern on top. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
P.S. The batter is thicker than I expected it to be to "swirl" in the Nutella. I did use a knife, but I just kind of stirred it around a little. "Fold in without mixing completely" might be a better phrase. Enjoy!