Nutella chocolate chip cookies

I’m going to let you in on a secret: this might be the easiest way to spice up a chocolate chip cookie you’ll ever see. The keys to this amazing recipe? A package of Toll House chocolate chips and one cup of Nutella. Truth is, I was craving chocolate chip cookies but wanted to stray away from the standard. First, I needed a great chocolate chip cookie recipe. My mom let me in on the secret that the back of a Toll House chocolate chip cookie package has a delicious cookie recipe that doesn’t require anything too fancy. I decided to give it a try, but I wanted more. Something about the container of Nutella sleeping in my cabinet caught my attention.

All I did to create this tasty twist on a classic treat was add in a cup of Nutella to the standard cookie recipe. It gave the cookies a hazelnut undertone that kept me coming back for a second one (or third, or fourth…). If you’d like, you can add a little less or a little more. It all depends on your Nutella craving!

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Ingredients:

2 ¼ c plus 2 tbsp. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

¾ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 large eggs

1 ½ cups Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate chips (The Nestle recipe calls for 2 cups, but I used less because the Nutella sweetened the cookies quite a bit)

Directions (as told by Toll House)

Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Finally, Add in Nutella and mix gently until it creates a marble look. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool for five minutes, then serve.

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