Chocolate Chunk Nutella Cookies
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Serves: 16
 
Ooey gooey, soft and chewy Nutella cookies, packed with thick semi-sweet chocolate chunks! Aka: your new favorite cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 and ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour OR Better Batter Gluten Free Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Butter (1 stick), softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup Dark Brown Sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ cup Nutella (or other Chocolate Hazelnut Spread)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chunks (or Chocolate Chips) + more for topping, if desired
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, cream together room temperature Butter and Dark Brown Sugar until fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add Egg and Vanilla Extract, and beat well to combine, about 1 minute. Add in Nutella, and beat well to combine, about 1 more minute.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and using a large spoon or rubber spatula, stir by hand until ingredients are just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in Chocolate Chunks.
  4. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or up to 3 days. Chilling is mandatory!
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Remove dough from refrigerator, and working quickly, roll dough into golf ball-sized balls (about 2 Tablespoons each), and set on prepared baking sheet. You should end up with 8 evenly-spaced apart balls of dough on each baking sheet.
  8. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, or until edges are set. Cookie centers will look slightly underbaked, and this is what you want!
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for another 12-13 minutes, before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, while the cookies are still warm from the oven, press a few more chocolate chunks/chips into the tops of cookies for looks.
  10. Store tightly covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
  11. Makes 16 cookies.
Recipe by SunnySideUps | Living Life Sunny Side Ups at http://sunnysideups.org/chocolate-chunk-nutella-cookies/