Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Try It Tuesday

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies!

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)

Wet ingredients
After adding dry ingredients
 After "swirling" in the Nutella
Pre-baking (complete with standard peanut butter cookie crosshatches)

 Post-baking (Yum!)

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 egg
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!


  1. I'm not a huge nutella fan, but this sounds good!

  2. Ooooh! I'm glad you tried these! I've been curious. Sounds yummy!

  3. UMMM YUMM!!!!!! Sounds amazing. Maybe if briley naps more then 20 mins I can try them!