What can I say. Personally, I think Nutella says it all. These cookies are a combination of Nutella, chocolate chips and sea salt. Heaven in a cookie. I found this recipe on Ambitious Kitchen‘s site. I didn’t make many changes, other than doubling the recipe, eliminating the extra sugar (really, I didn’t think these cookies needed any more sugar) and of course, adding in chocolate chips. Because a cookie really isn’t a cookie without chocolate chips. Not in my world.
Even after doubling the recipe, this only made about 28 cookies when I used my 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop. It is really important not only to make sure that these are balls when you place them on the cookie sheet, but also that you flatten them down. They don’t move much when baked. And yes, this does take nearly a 750 gram jar of Nutella (the big jar.) What’s good about that is that you have very little left to tempt you after making the cookies.
I took these cookies over to my friend’s house for a treat since they were having us for dinner. They were a huge hit with everyone. Though they found the whole sea salt idea kind of weird, they loved the combination. It really is a pretty spectacular combo. Valerie froze the extras and said they were just as good after freezing – and it was a tricky little way to prevent eating the entire plate in one sitting.
Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
Here’s the handy printable PDF: Fudgy Nutella Cookies