Salty Chocolate Nutella Drops

Christmas cookie recipe Hungry Readers,

As promised, here is an unbelievably-deliciously-yumtastically-amazing (and easy) cookie recipe.  The recipe comes from Jenna Huntsberger and Stephanie Willis of Whisked!, and was found in the Washington Post and tweaked (just a little) by me.

chocolate christmas cookiesI’ll present you with my slightly altered version – the original is found in the Washington Post link above.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup and 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt (or 1 tsp. table salt if you don’t have kosher and you must make the cookies now.)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature (I soften for 10 seconds in microwave to get a soft but not melty consistency)
  • 1 and 1/3 c. sugar, plus 1 cup for later
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 TBSP cream
  • 2 TBSP chocolate liqueur
  • 1 cup Nutella (sound of angels singing)
Chocolate nutella cookieDIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Whisk flour, cocoa and salt in a small bowl
  4. Beat butter and sugar with a stand mixer until fluffy.
  5. Add egg yolks, chocolate liqueur and cream
  6. Add flour mixture bit by bit until incorporated.  (Don’t mix too much, or your cookies won’t be tender).
  7. Put the remainder of your sugar into a deep pie plate.
  8. Roll large tablespoon size balls in your hands, and fill the pie pan.
  9. Roll the balls in sugar and place on the cookie sheet. (I was able to put 15 on at a time – they don’t spread very much at all).
  10. Make a thumbprint indentation on top of each cookie.
  11. Pop in the oven for 10 minutes.
  12. When the cookies are cooled, pipe or scoop Nutella into the thumbprint.
– Makes 3 dozen cookies
Nutella cookie

This Merry Week

Oh friends, I am so excited about the goodies I have for you this week!  They’re almost like little Christmas gifts…  Let’s think of them that way, shall we?

Christmas gift wrap labels

Christmas Labels by Paperjack, Etsy

Today, look for an amazing recipe for Salted Chocolate Nutella Drops with photos. Tomorrow, I’m off to shoot photos of the most beautiful Christmas cookies (ever!) at Great Lakes Bakery – I’ll share them with you on Wednesday.  But wait, there’s more!  I’ll share inspiration galore from Columbus Architectural Salvage where I wandered and daydreamed this weekend, and  finally (maybe finally?) photos of the lovely paper quilled creche I just received from Etsy.  Whew!  That’s a lot!

To satisfy you until then, I leave you with this strange but true scene I came upon while visiting Columbus this weekend…

Christmas Santa suits

Ho Ho Ho!!