I quit sugar for 33 days.
Then I fell of the wagon with a vengeance.
I went on a big old bender.
Specifically, a Nutella fueled bender.
It started with Nutella stuffed snickerdoodles. Those were a super gross fail.
Then it ended with these.
These evil, beautiful, delicious, taunting, makes me want to cuss, they are so dang good, Nutella stuffed peanut butter temptresses.
No rocket surgery here.
I just dug my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe out of the recipe box, and introduced it to my vicey-est vice, Nutella. A lot a lot a lot of Nutella.
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nutella for stuffing
White sugar for rolling
Cream together butter and peanut butter. Add both sugars and beat together until fluffy. Add in egg, milk, vanilla and mix until smooth. Sift together flour, baking powder and soda, then add slowly to wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
Place in fridge for thirty minutes.
When dough is chilled, using a cookie scoop, roll each ball of dough in white sugar before placing on a cookie sheet. Don't have a cookie scoop? Stop what you are doing right now and order one. After living my whole life without one, I am pretty sure that I physically cannot make cookies without one. If you like cookies to look all janky, and for your life to be way harder, don't get one. But if you like pretty, uniform cookies, faster and with less mess, treat yo'self.
Speaking of treats, I recently treated myself to a silicone baking mat after wondering what the big deal with them was. I mean how great could they really be?
I GET IT. I get the big deal. The cookies bake evenly, and slide off easier. Everything about it is awesome. Except for the fact that I only have one. Now I have to wait for it to cool between batches.
Sigh... pesky rich people problems. It might be time to treat myself to a few more.
Back to the cookies...
Press your thumb into each cookie making space for the Nutella.
Lots of Nutella.
A big old spoonful of Nutella.
If you think that you have too much Nutella, you don't.
Remember these are Nutella STUFFED cookies. Not Nutella sparse cookies.
You need it. You will like it.
This is what the happy little Nutella mountains should look like.
Space the cookies out pretty far as well.
You will be using a heck of a lot of dough, and it tends to spread out quite a bit.
Bake at 350º for 11-14 minutes. (My oven runs an exact 13 minutes.)
They won't look totally done. Take them out anyway. Trust me on this one. You want them to be soft and chewy. Let them chill out on the cookie sheet for five minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
Then eat. And eat. Repeat. Then get them the heck out of your house, because they are evil and addictive. Plus, cookies shared, are the best kind of cookies.
Makes 18 big, beautiful, magical, willpower destroying, cookies.