Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

You know what stinks about living on your own?


I mean you grow up hearing adults in real life and on TV talk about how awful they are, but you don't actually realize it for yourself until you have to pay them!

Rent, utilities, car, grocery!  It all adds up!

I do have to give my parents a HUGE thanks for helping me out!  There's no way I could do everything on my own!

That all being said, you can understand why I haven't posted in forever!  I can't afford to bake!

But these cookies contained ingredients most people already have!  Including me!

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies
Recipe Adapted from Lemons and Anchovies 

½ cup unsalted butter, melted
¼ cup firmly-packed dark brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup Nutella
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt


Using either an electric mixer or a sturdy spoon, beat the melted butter, sugars, peanut butter, Nutella, egg and vanilla extract in a large bowl.  Make sure that everything is incorporated together completely.

Sift the rest of the dry ingredients in another bowl.  Add to the wet mixture, and mix on low speed or stir until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for about two hours before baking.

When the dough is nice and firm, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with either tin foil or parchment paper.  Shape the dough into balls then flatten them on your palm. Make sure the cookie is still about 1/4-1/3 of an inch thick.

Place the disks two inches apart on the baking sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes. The cook time is shorter the longer the dough sits out. When you pull them out of the oven they will seem too soft, but let them sit a couple minutes on the pan and they will firm up a bit. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

These cookies burn easily and quickly so make sure you keep an eye on them!  Enjoy!