Salted Nutella-Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies

 Double Chocolate Cookies stuffed with Nutella and sprinkled with Sea Salt. You have got to experience this one-of-a-kind cookie!

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Let’s tackle another Monday, shall we? But before we do, can we dwell on the weekend a little while longer and pretend it’s not yet time to get back to reality? Good.

As usual, the weekend went by way to fast. Not only was mine packed with a fun freelance project I’ll tell you about later, but getting to hang out with some of our fabulous friends, chatting it up and playing board games, was another highlight. Nothing says Midwest like a good old game night and a delicious hot dish (also known as casserole, ha).

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Or is that a national thing? Either way, I am fairly certain that I know one thing that unites us all. Cookies are understood and loved nationwide, if not worldwide.

They’re also my way of extending the weekend and dwelling on the fun memories one scrumptious bite at a time. Let’s forget about Mondays together.

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These cookies came out of nowhere. I was in the mood for Nutella Saturday night, but knew I wanted to enjoy it in conjunction with something else. What better than a fabulous double chocolate cookie?!

I usually like to stay in bed for a little while after waking up on Sunday morning. You know how it goes. There’s no pesky alarm to turn off for the third time in a row and nothing is better than waking up and realizing it’s Sunday morning with no rush to accomplish anything. Love.

But these cookies. Nothing has ever gotten me out of bed as quickly as these have.

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And no. We don’t eat cookies for breakfast (don’t ask me how many times I’ve wanted to though). I whipped these up first thing in the morning because a) I just couldn’t wait to see how they’d turn out and b) I saw that rain was on the radar, which isn’t ideal when it comes to food photography and natural light, #foodbloggerproblems.

I am not complaining. Just the sight of these cookies made for a pretty fab Sunday morning… and a finger-licking afternoon ;).

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These cookies are pretty straightforward. You don’t need fancy ingredients or chill the dough, so you could be holding one of these yummies in less than 30 minutes. Whoa!

I will say that it helps to chill the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread before using it though. It’s not something you have to do, but it makes for easier handling and creates less of a mess. I froze heaping teaspoons of Nutella the night before, but you could also place the entire jar in the fridge to help it firm up and make the scooping process much easier. Either way makes a huge difference.

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Alright, grab a cookie and make it a great start to your week. XOXO.

Salted Nutella-Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies
Yields 20
Nutella stuffed inside a Double Chocolate Chip Cookie - this is serious cookie business. You know you want to make 'em, so what are you waiting for?!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  2. 1 (3.5 ounce) bar good quality dark chocolate
  3. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  5. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  8. 2 large eggs
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  11. 9.5 ounces Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  12. Sea salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and dark chocolate. Stir to combine.
  3. 2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.
  4. 3. Pour melted chocolate mixture into the bowl of your electric mixer and add sugar, stirring until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. 4. With a large cookie scoop, form dough balls. Flatten each dough ball slightly and fill center with a heaping teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread*. Enclose dough around the spread and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining dough. Place cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet (about 2 inches apart) and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are slightly cracked. Let cookies slightly cool before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. * Refrigerating the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread in the jar an hour ahead of time makes it much easier to scoop and fill the center of each cookie.
  2. You can also scoop out heaping teaspoons of the spread onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet and freeze it for an hour or overnight. Simply place the chocolate ball into the center of the cookie dough and envelope it. It's the easiest way I've found so far.
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Comments

  1. Wow, you had me at nutella, Kathi! These cookies sound AMAZING! I’m so glad you made these because they look perfect! Pinned!

  2. Oh my goodness these look amazing! Can you control yourself around them?! I wish I could have one right now!

  3. There is nothing about this recipe that doesn’t sound amazing! I am bookmarking this for treat day ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh I just love nutella, these cookies look fantastic! Love the addition of salt too – sweet and salty cookies are the best!

  5. i am a sucker for nutella stuffed cookies! so craving one right now!

  6. I am a serious nutella addict. Salted nutella cookies you say, yes please!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yum

  7. I love every single thing about these cookies! And I would be very very tempted to eat one for breakfast hehehe

  8. These look fabulous! What a perfect way to start off a Sunday morning. And I’m all about game night and hot dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Om nom nom! I will take all of the cookies! You always have the best desserts. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Sweet and salty is my weakness! Cookies stuffed with Nutella and double chocolate – totally dying over these! They look incredible!

  11. Rain = my nemesis. So worth the early rising though–these look incredible!

    • Ha! So glad somebody else feels my pain. And yes, you are so right. These were definitely worth getting up early for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Oh my goodness – that nutella peeking out is just irresistible!

  13. Girl these cookies are seriously fantastic!!

  14. Oh. My. WORD! These look delicious Kathi! Love that gooey nutella center. You’re making me drool over here!

  15. This is my first time making one of your recipes, but I’ve been reading your blog for a few months. Thank you – these were so easy to make! I didn’t have Nutella, so I used PB chips. The cookies were a HUGE hit with my husband’s coworkers – one of the biggest.

    Can’t wait to try the next recipe!

    • Your comment made my night, Sarah. I’m so glad you liked the cookies – I am intrigued to stuff them with pb chips next :). And thank you so much for reading. Your support means more than I could ever express!

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