It has been raining non-stop in California and the need for warm cookies and lounging around the house is at an all time high. The fact that I’m in my last semester of undergrad helps combat the feeling of laziness since I am very much involved with various organizations on campus. After attending physics lecture and returning home, I had this undeniable craving for something sweet. Okay, I was craving Nutella. It was just one of those days, you know, the days where you just need to grab a spoon and take a generous helping of creamy, hazelnut-y Nutella. We’ve all had those days. This day was different because in addition to my Nutella craving, I was also craving cookies. It is as if the cookie gods were calling out to me because it was also my little brother’s birthday. The Nutella cookies could be his birthday gift! Not wasting time, I scrolled the interwbes for a simple Nutella cookie recipe. I stumbled upon a 4 ingredient recipe from Kirbie Cravings and got started!
Here is the recipe for my 6 Ingredient Double Chocolate Nutella Cookies*: (makes 16 cookies, Prep time: 15 min, Total time: 55 min)
You will need:
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- 3 tbsp. chocolate chips
- Mix all ingredients in one mixing bowl, forming the cookie dough
- Cover the bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 25 minutes.
- While the cookie is chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- After the dough is chilled, form the dough into 1 inch balls (I used an ice cream scoop for this, but you can always use your hands- just make sure to cover hands in flour to prevent the dough from sticking)
- Place the cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
- Flatten the balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern
- Once oven is preheated, place the baking sheet with the cookie dough inside and bake for 8 minutes.
- After 8 minutes, take the baking sheet out of the oven and let cookies cool for 5 minutes.
- Enjoy with milk!
Yep, it really is that simple! These cookies turned out deliciously: the edges were slightly crispy and the inside was chewy. When my brothers got home from school, they smelt the chocolate aroma wafting through the house and immediately bolted toward the kitchen and devoured the plate. Good thing I was able to sneak out 3 cookies up to my room as my study snack!
*This recipe is an adaptation of the original recipe found on Kirbie Cravings, click here for the original recipe.