Are you looking to make some new friends this holiday season? Wow your family? Eat an entire dozen of cookies by yourself? If you said yes to any of those things, then we have the cookie recipe for you! This is one of those cookie recipes that you bring out of the vault only when needed. So here we are, bringing it out to share with you! Whether you are participating in a holiday cookie swap, hosting a holiday baking party, baking cookies for a cozy night inside or leaving Santa some treats, we promise this is the recipe to make!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
Makes: 2 dozen cookies
Total Time: 2.5 hours
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
1 ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 yolk
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup milk chocolate chips
½ cup dark chocolate chips
1 jar Nutella, chilled
coarse sea salt
Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until it beings to foam. Continuously whisk until the butter begins to brown on the bottom of the saucepan, about 5-7 minutes. As soon as the butter is brown and begins to give off a nutty aroma, remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl to prevent from burning. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
With a mixer, beat the butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low speed just until combined. Gently fold in all of the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Chill the dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350°. Measure out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten the ball into the palm of your hand and then place 1 teaspoon of chilled Nutella in the middle and fold the dough up and around it. Gently roll back into a ball (it doesn’t have to be perfect!) and make sure the Nutella isn’t seeping out anywhere. If it is, patch it with a bit of dough.
Place dough balls on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and flatten the tops ever so slightly with your fingers.
Bake the cookies 9 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit on the baking sheets for several minutes. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!