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Nutella Brownies & Cookies


Nutella and Milk Chocolate Cookies


Who doesn’t love cookies!!!!


I am a huge fan of Nutella, which is why I make the most amazing Nutella brownies. I love the stuff and so do the boys!!! They would have it every morning on their porridge, pancakes and even on their toast!!

I think George would bathe in the stuff if I let him 😊



You may have bought my Nutella brownies and had them delivered from my Sheffield online brownies shop, but “What makes the perfect cookie”? and more importantly, what makes the perfect Nutella cookie.


Do you prefer gooey, soft or chewy,? Do you like them filled with chocolate, nuts or fruit? For me I like a slightly crisp exterior but soft and gooey in the centre.


Cookies are so versatile and bring back so many childhood memories with my glass of milk before bed, The Chocolate Chip Cookie was invented by 2 female bakers Ruth Graves Wakefield and Sue Brides in 1938, little did they know that we would still be adapting their recipe over 80 years later!



So where did Nutella Originate ?


During World War II, chocolate was both expensive and scarce across Europe.

Determined cocoa-lover and Italian pastry-maker Pietro Ferrero mixed hazelnuts with his rations of the delicacy to make it last longer.


. However, when first sold, It wasn't really a spread at all! Ferrero originally designed the chocolate-hazelnut paste as a loaf, which could then be sliced and placed on individual pieces of bread, like you might do with a cut of meat or piece of American cheese. It was then after many sleepless nights and trying various recipes, that an early version of Nutella was born, and called Super Crema


It wasn't until 1964 that the iconic Nutella jar was created a year. Each year Nutella produce 365,000 tons, the same weight as the Empire State building, enough chocolate spread to circle the world 1.8 times. You could build 22,000 Big Ben replicas with it. And you could line the Great Wall of China eight times with the number of jars sold in a year.


The inventor of Nutella the Ferrero family may sound familiar ? Ferrero Rocher is another of their brands, in 2015 they also bought out UK based Thorntons chocolates. There are also some incredible recipes using Nutella



Pairing the classic chocolate chip cookie with Nutella is a stroke of genius and a delicious combination. These cookies taste their best when slightly cooled from the oven. The Nutella oozes in the centre, they are just heavenly and a must try recipe. Enjoy baking!


Nutella Cookies This recipe makes 16 decent size cookies, so reduce if you wish, but then live to regret.


Ingredients

115g Salted butter

100g Granulated Sugar

150g Soft brown sugar

250g Nutella

2 eggs

200g milk chocolate

1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tsp cornflour

280g Plain flour

1 tsp vanilla


Method

1. Line 2 large trays ready for the cookies and sit aside.

2. Scoop heaped teaspoons of Nutella and place them on a lined tray and pop them in the

freezer to set (enough for 15 cookies) Leave for at least 60 minutes.

3. Preheat your oven to 190/170degrees fan

4. In a bowl whisk together butter and both sugars until fluffy, then add the vanilla and eggs,

whisk until combined.

5. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cornflour and add to

the wet ingredients.

6. Chop up the milk chocolate into chunks. Save a third of the chocolate and add the rest to

the mixture and combine.

7. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the cookie mixture into portions and place on the lined

tray. Flatten each portion and fill with the frozen Nutella.

8. Bake for 8 minutes then remove the cookies and flatten with the back of a spoon slightly

(optional) but I prefer the like this

9. Pop the cookies back in the oven for a further 4 – 5 minutes.

10. Once out of the oven push some of the remaining milk chocolate into the cookies.

11. Allow to cool and enjoy!


Lucy's Top tips


  1. Make sure you completely cover the Nutella with cookie dough to form round cookie balls, this means the Nutella will still ooze once cooked.

  2. When placing the cookies on the tray leave room for the cookies to spread.

  3. If you do not need a full batch of cookies, freeze the cookie balls before cooking. When you fancy a cookie remove from the freezer and bake! Warm cookies are the best!


Remember this Sunday 18th July, if you are in the Sheffield area, come along and say “Hi” at the Sharrow Vale Market, this is the first market of the year and Scrumptiousbylucy will be there at Stall 7 which is just off the Ecclesall Road near the Hunters bar roundabout.


I will be bringing a range of my freshly made brownies for you to sample and buy, including plenty of light and fresh summer blondies.


But, if you can’t make it, don't worry, just visit my online Sheffield brownie shop and I will have your brownies delivered anywhere in the UK within 2 working days, once you order online. The brownies will be delivered in a beautiful letterbox brownies gift box, direct to your door.


Love Lucy x