Friday, April 8, 2011

Nutella Cookies

So, a while ago I bought some Nutella from Costco a while ago, and my family has been pretty slow going through it. I decided that to try and speed along the consumption rate, I would try to make cookies with it! The first attempt turned out okay, but not great. This attempt, however, turned out FANTASTIC! I think they are super yummy, and wanted to share them with you guys!


1 cup butter-flavored shortening

1 cup nutella

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 bag Hershey's Kisses


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream shortening, nutella, and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy.

3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and mix until blended.

5. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add slowly to the butter mixture and mix on medium speed until completely combined.

6. Shape 1 inch balls around Hershey's Kisses and place in mini muffin tins. Bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

I used a Peanut Butter Cookie recipe from the Cookbook Queen (love her, she's HILARIOUS! If you haven't read her blog, you should definitely check it out!), and adapted it slightly for what I wanted. If any of you try these, let me know how they turn out!