Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

Crazy Good Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hello friends!

And Hello March! I hope I can soon give a warm (emphasis on warm) welcome to Spring as well. ;)

I cannot tell you how happy I am that this week is over. So sorry to be a whiner, but man what happened to senioritis? Why can’t my classes understand I just want to come home and play on Pinterest all day? It’s been weeks since I’ve just scrolled through adorable photos of baby animals and/or mouthwatering recipes, and after a long week of work, internships, and classes, I could really go for some mindless fun.

But what if you don’t have time for such mindlessness? Or are a perfectionist who needs to have everything just so before relaxing for the weekend?

Do you need a pick-me-up before you begin another epic week of things to do, people to see, and places to go?

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

Then behold! The Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies – the crazy good solution to the crazy busy week.

Now I won’t lie to you: these require some serious dedicated kitchen-time, and more patience than I typically can manage for a cookie. But, all the work and careful stuffing of nutella and sprinkling of sea salt pays off…

in the most ooey, gooey, chewy, brown butter-y, chocolate-y, yummy way possible.

Like I said – crazy good.

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

I only managed to make about 9 cookies (like I said, patience is so not a virtue I possess) but they are giant cookies so I still got to savor them during the week I needed them most. There’s just something about chocolate chip cookies that is so comforting, so nostalgic, that I feel like a worry-free kid when I take that first bite.

Then I taste the complex combination of brown butter, nutella and sea salt, and feel like this is the cookie of my childhood dreams, reinvented for my 22 year-old self.

Have I mentioned how wonderful brown butter is? Seriously – a bandwagon you all must jump on. I pretty much brown butter whenever I can think to do so, even for a simple bowl of buttered noodles. It makes everything better, sort of like how rainbow sprinkles make everything cuter. Need some convincing?

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

See above and namely: here, here, oh and definitely here.

Come over to the decadent dark side of browned butter! You know you want to….

Okay, I’m going to stop being weird about browned butter. I think I’ve said it enough times in the past few sentences to cover me for an entire  year post.

I hope you all enjoy your weekends! Take some much-needed (and deserved) R&R and celebrate a week well done with these cookies. You’ll be glad you did.

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies - On Sugar Mountain

See you all Monday.

Happy Baking!

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Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Source: Ambitious Kitchen

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) browned butter, cooled slightly
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 jar Nutella, chilled in fridge
  • coarse sea salt for garnish

How to brown butter: In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium high heat. Once melted, stir constantly and continue to cook until butter turns rich brown color. Remove from heat immediately.

  1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate larger bowl, combine both sugars, then beat in browned butter with an electric mixer until fully combined.
  2. Beat in egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt, until fully combined.Slowly beat flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture, until just mixed. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper. Remove dough (and chilled nutella) from fridge.
  5. Measure about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough per cookie and flatten the ball thinly in the palm of your hand. Place 1 tsp chilled nutella in center of dough and gently cover with remaining dough, reshaping  back into a ball (doesn’t have to be perfect).
  6. Place on cookie sheet with 2 inches between each ball for spreading. Gently flatten center of cookie dough balls with your hand (gently!).
  7. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes or until just barely set. The center may still look undercooked but that is okay! While cookies are still warm (not hot!) sprinkle with sea salt. Let cool on cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

All Photos And Writing Copyright © 2013 Jessica Gonzalez | On Sugar Mountain

Comments
23 Responses to “Crazy Good Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”
  1. Angela says:

    I have to stop reading your posts before lunch. They make me so
    hungry!! :-)

  2. easybaked says:

    Yum!!!! Look at how thick and gooey they are! Cookie perfection!!

  3. I totally made a quick funfetti version of these the other day – http://libertyonless.wordpress.com/2013/02/21/national-nutella-day/

    But the chocolate chip looks awesome as well! I love that it’s so easy yet so delicious. Little work, huge payoff!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS! You my dear have taken chocolate chip cookies to the NEXT level!! What a beautiful cookie… NOW GIVE ME ONE! :) Okay.. I tried. I wish I could grab one for sure. :)

  5. Sally says:

    I am NOT even exaggerating when I tell you that I was going to make Nutella stuffed CCC this weekend!!!! We have the same tastebuds. :) Yours look amazing! I want one for lunch right this second, please!

  6. These look beautiful Jess! I’m just salivating at my workdesk in the office and it’s all your fault! One day I’d like to make these nutella-stuffed cookies. One day when I’m feeling all ready to start cooking and baking again! take care dear friend, and have an awesome friday!

  7. Ashley says:

    I could definitely use one of these to celebrate the start of the weekend (well once it hits 5 pm!) They sound incredible!! Have a great weekend Jess : )

  8. Omgggg. These look SO good. I could eat all of them. :)

  9. I need this. Tomorrow is Monday. ;)

    Cheers
    CCU

  10. themondaybox says:

    These have addictive qualities. Be careful! :)

  11. OH. MY. WORD. That is all I have to say about these. The end. :)

  12. lani1212 says:

    i just made these and they are the best cookies i have ever had!! Even my mom and sister think so too :) they are amazing!!! so gooey and chewy

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