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ERMEH GERD. nutella lava cookies = *dead*

That subject header is the most ungrammatical thing I may have ever written. I'M SORRY BUT THESE COOKIES ARE TOO GOOD. I tweaked the original recipe, and think it's pretty boss. Under the cut, and understand that if you make these, you're going to need a moment in your bunk.



This made 22 for us, and they're pretty good-sized cookies. But why would you want a little one?

Nutella Lava Cookies

Ingredients:
1 C (two sticks) of butter, softened - unsalted butter, pls (butter pls.)
1 1/4 C sugar
2 large aigs (that's country for eggs)
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder (I used good ol' Hershey instead of my Ghiradelli)
2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder (I used 1/2 I just realized. OOPS.)
1 1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 C Nutella, plus more for filling

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in small bowl, set aside.

Cream sugar and butter until light yellow and fluffy, add in aigs one at a time and mix well, then add the cocoa on low speed. Scrape down sides as needed and mix in the 1/4 C Nutella and vanilla.

Slowly add in the dry to the wet, scraping down the sides as needed and mix until JUST MIXED IN. Never over work your cookies! Think of them like you in a fantasy land where you don't have to work hard. Gentle, loving strokes. I'm sorry, I'm just on a high.

WITH A SPOON: add in the chocolate chips.

Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spoon out about 2 TBSP of dough, roll into a ball. Mash a divot in the middle to make a little pouch and spoon in a drizzle of Nutella in there (about 1 tsp. worth, I'd say) Seal up the pouch and place on cookie sheet, keeping them about 2 inches apart. (I got 8 on each sheet.)

Bake for 13 - 16 minutes. Let cool on the sheet for a minute, then slide onto a cooling rack and eat as soon as you can. NOM.

NOTE: I made all the filled balls at one time and kept them chilled. I bet you could make a batch and freeze them, pulling a few out at a time when needed.


I am so happy right now, I can't stand myself. OH! AND A GLASS OF MILK IS A MUST. Oooh, are they rich and fine. Wonderful flavor, soft and the tiniest bit gooey. <3

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flaming_muse
Jul. 16th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD I NEED TO EAT THESE. A LOT.
stoney321
Jul. 16th, 2012 11:10 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
YES YOU DO. They come together really easily, too!
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stoney321
Jul. 17th, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Gurl getcha some aigs and whip them babies up. Super fast to make, too!
timba
Jul. 17th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
OMG. COOKIE TIME=TOMORROW.

I can't WAIT to try these.
stoney321
Jul. 17th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
COME BACK AND TELL ME JUST HOW MUCH YOU DROOLED PLS.

...wait, that sounds awful. COME BACK AND TELL ME ON A SCALE OF JFC TO HOLY SHIT HOW THEY WERE. ;D
entrenous88
Jul. 17th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Eeeee, this look super nommy! I'll bookmark to make for sure!
stoney321
Jul. 17th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
They are so, so good, J!! (And I think they'll freeze wonderfully, too - that way a quick cookie-fix can happen! <3)
menomegirl
Jul. 17th, 2012 04:47 am (UTC)
*bounces* TY for the cookie update! I'm so going to try these out this weekend.
stoney321
Jul. 17th, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
I made 22 yesterday (and they're fairly large cookies) and I'm down to five. And that's only because I hid them from my son. ;)
chefreeni
Jul. 17th, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
sadly we don't do Nutella at my house because the kidlets are allergic to nuts. I will have to (oh so sad) substitute homemade truffle centers for the Nutella to try these.
stoney321
Jul. 17th, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)
I am playing TAPS in your honor, because that is the SADDEST THING: nut allergies. (I could eat my weight in them.)

BUT OHO I SEE YOUR CLEVERNESS WITH THE TRUFFLES! Nom!
kuzu_no_ha
Jul. 17th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Truffle centers! Brilliant! Sad for nut allergies. Boo.
kuzu_no_ha
Jul. 17th, 2012 11:25 pm (UTC)
I just a package of tapioca and potato starch. Cause...you know I'm gluten free. Heh heh
Anyway I want to make these and will report back on their freezability.
blue_peridot
Jul. 18th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
ohmagahd MUST make these. i don't bake often. like, rarely ever. but there don't look too hard and SO YUMMY THEY'RE WORTH A TRY YES THEY ARE OH YUMMY COOKIES. um. did i just babytalk to cookies?
stoney321
Jul. 18th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
THAT IS A REASONABLE REACTION TO THIS RECIPE I MUST SAY. <3
nothingseasy4u
Aug. 4th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
You gave me the best idea for a birthday present to a rather pretty girl I could possibly have heard. Thanks so much, Stoney.
stoney321
Aug. 4th, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Outstanding! I hope they are a rousing success! <3 <3
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