Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookies

So I sat out to make my chewy peanut butter cookies on Sunday. I got all the ingredients out of the pantry, it looked like I would have enough of everything... Turns out I was about 1/2 cup short of peanut butter and 1/2 cup short of honey and no desire to go to the store!! So I improvised and created this lovely little cookie. It tastes just like a peanut butter cookie but is a little browner in color from the Nutella I added. They have this melt in your mouth texture with the not so over-powering peanut butter flavor. The Nutella isn't a s strong prominent flavor but it does add that little extra oomph in the cookie. They got rave reviews from hubby, hubby's co-workers, my mother in law and hopefully you!

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Peanut Butter and Nutella Cookies
Adapted from a recipe by Annie's Eats
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening - I used a high ratio shortening I get from a bake shop in town
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 lg eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:
  • Combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda) and set aside.
  • Cream together shortening, butter, peanut butter, Nutella, and honey. 
  • Mix in eggs one at a time, beating well after every addition.
  • Add vanilla extract to butter mixture and stir to combine.
  • With mixer on low add dry ingredients slowly (about a 1/2 cup at a time) and beat until just incorporated.
  • Using a cookie scoop, shape dough into round balls and place about 1 - 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 -13 minutes. Check on them at about the 8 minute mark to make sure they don't overbake. Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


 

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