Only a couple days till Christmas! I need to decide what to make for dessert. hmm.. while I’m pondering I made up a batch of chocolate cookies stuffed with salted caramel and nutella which were yet another awesome Pinterest find. oh my gosh! tasty! I might have a slight stomach ache from the goodness.
These are a few of my favorite things.. salted caramel! Nutella! Chewy Chocolate Cookies!
I did things a little differently than what the recipe called for so not knowing what would happen I had a test subject:
ooo baby! It worked!
The batter is made entirely in a saucepan and uses a little bit of elbow grease.
Melt the butter over medium heat then add the sugar and cocoa powder. Stirring together.
Add the eggs one at a time, then the salt, flour and baking powder. Last but certainly not least, the chocolate chips! Stir those sucker in. They’ll melt just a bit.
Now comes the stuffing! I used caramels instead of making my own salted caramel and they worked great.
Squish the dough into a flat disk, then press a piece of caramel that’s been squished itself to make it a little flatter, then a dollop of nutella and form the dough around everything. Top with a dash of kosher salt.
Tip: After doing quite a few I found scooping up the nutella with the flattened caramel then pressing it into the dough, nutella side down made things a bit easier.
Bake about 9-10 minutes and voila!
Chewy Chocolate Cookies Stuffed w/ Salted Caramel and Nutella
Adapted from Top with Cinnamon.
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup chocolate chips (semisweet, dark, or milk)
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Remove from heat and stir in the sugar and cocoa powder. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring to combine. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix!
To assemble, press a piece of dough into a cylinder, dip a compressed caramel into nutella and press into the dough. Form dough around the nutella and caramel. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and top with a sprinkle of kosher salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.
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