I am convinced that as soon as you say Nutella most kid’s eyes light up! After all who doesn’t like it? These fool-proof quick and easy Nutella Cookies are made within minutes. They will make for a wonderful treat at any time and I be sure in the knowledge that all kids will love them.
- 1 cup Nutella (messy but necessary)
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 egg
This quantity of ingredients should make around 8 large cookies, so if you are in the mood for a lot of cookies or just have a large family and have to share them, then simply double the ingredients or even triple them.
As to measurements, I hardly ever use cups, but when it comes to foods with a texture like Nutella, it is much easier to measure it this way. Just remember to use a flexible silicone spatula to remove your nutty cream from the measuring cup so there is not a lot of waste.
Preheat your oven to 180C.
With baking paper line 1 large baking tray.
In a mixing bowl measure out the flour (and sift of course) – I’ve used just a normal white flour – Nutella and an egg.
Turn your mixer on and mix with a medium speed setting until all the ingredients are combined and look fluffy.
Once this is done, your “dough” will be very playful and easy to form; the Nutella will lose all its stickiness but it will be still very “fatty” and slippery, so be careful not to drop it 😉
Grab some dough, form it into a small ball and press down a little until you have a traditional cookie like shape. Place it on the baking tray and repeat until all the dough has gone.
We had quite a disagreement with Mark about it last night. His idea of “forming” the cookies was just to pinch some of the dough and drop it on the tray untouched… sounds easy, right? Well, this method is great if you are making the cookies for yourself… they taste wonderful but they just don’t look the part… we both agreed they reminded us of dog walks and poop… so if you want to have lovely, round and cookie like cookies, shape your dough just as per my instructions above.
Bake in the earlier preheated oven for 7-10 minutes. The time will depend upon how thick your cookies are. Watch them and you will notice your cookies cracking a little at the edges but still having a moist, slightly darker patch in the middle… they are done as soon as that patch has gone. This will not take more than a maximum of 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the tray for 5 minutes or so… they will be too soft and you would end up squeezing them if you were to remove them from the tray straight away. Once they have harden up a bit then move them onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
And then… well is it only one thing left to do… devour!
Have you ever baked something like Nutella cookies before?