Remember that Nutella Day……..MONTHS ago??? Yeah, I don’t think I had ever heard of Nutella day and had never even ever purchased some until the beau brought some over one day. Hmmm, it was good, but I wasn’t sure how technically healthy it was. As you may know, I don’t keep too much sugar and chocolate around. Salt, a true weakness for me. Nutella……well it was yummy…..but I could just see the pounds literally jump on board!
So, there it was still staring up at me on my “to do” list cupboard the other day and I decided it was time to try it out. I don’t even remember Who I got this from but you can bet it was on Tastespotting somewhere.
And I want you to know, these were extremely easy, and were absolutely excellent!! I was pleasantly surprised!
Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup Nutella
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dk brown sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t soda
1 t powder
1 t vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (I used almonds :)))))))))
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375˚. Lightly grease cookie sheets. (And I do mean lightly)
Combine butter and Nutella and mix until fluffy. Add sugars, powder, salt. Beat on medium speed until incorporated. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth. Gradually add flour. Then stir in oats, nuts and chips. Bake for 9-10 minutes. *Mine took longer.
I really loved these cookies. The chocolate wasn’t overwhelming like a lot of chocolate chip cookies. But if you are a huge fan, add more chips. This amount for me was perfect!!
Wore my mini apron!! Not much splatter…..and stay cool in the kitchen! Happy Summertime.