Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

As I wind down my junior year of college I am finding myself with a lot of downtime.  For example, on Monday I gave my final presentation, but yesterday I did not have any class, and today I have to go to a class, but I'm just watching presentations.  Basically, I don't have any more work to do and so I am baking up a storm!

I was seriously craving chocolate and peanut butter this weekend and so I created these babies: Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies with Reese's Pieces and Dark Chocolate Chips.  They are obviously healthy because of the NATURAL peanut butter and the DARK chocolate ...right?


Anyways, summer is almost here and I feel like celebrating.  I'm not too concerned with how many cookies I consumed and I went for a run anyways :)


The cookies came in handy as well! I had so many that I felt compelled to share them with people.  I started the semester off as DTS President by bringing an amazing New York Cheesecake to the first meeting.  I decided it was only appropriate to end the semester on another sweet note with these awesome cookies at the last meeting.  They were a huge hit and, as usual, I was happy to share something I love with people that I love.  I think that is the greatest thing about both cooking and baking; you share your passion with others.

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies (adapted from Buns in my Oven)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup natural, creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup Nutella
1 1/2 cup of Reese's Pieces/Dark Chocolate Chips (Not gonna lie, I didn't really measure this, I just used up what I had...)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
2. In a large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, and both sugars until well combined.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together.  Slowly add this mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined.
4. Swirl in the nutella using a knife or by mixing slowly. Finally, mix in the Reese's Pieces/Dark Chocolate chips.
5. Drop tbsp sized balls of batter on the cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
Enjoy :)



11 comments:

  1. These do look like a great way to celebrate! PB and nutella are a great combo. These would not last long in the cookie jar-yum! Now you have a wonderful summer to look forward to.
    I hope you are not one to turn off the oven in the summer time. Looking forward to seeing more goodies from you!

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    1. I am definitely not one to turn off the oven...ever :) Thank you for the kind comments!

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  2. Just popped to let you know that I have awarded you the Kreative Blogger and Sunshine award.I chose your blog because it is absolutely great and your pics are brill. http://wp.me/p22oHq-og
    I hope you are thrilled as I was to receive them. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so honored!!! I mentioned you in my latest post: http://binomialbaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/death-by-oreos-cupcakes.html

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  3. Mmmm, these sound to die for :) I love peanut butter and chocolate, with Nutella it must be even more amazing.

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    1. They were pretty fantastic...my girl friends snatched them up crazy quickly!

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  4. Now that you are leaving school for the summer I hope you continue to bake for your family, friends and NEIGHBORS!

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    1. Haha...of course! Come on over whenever :)

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  5. Ohhh perfect! Peanutbutter and Nutella are having a love affair for sure :)

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    1. They are the greatest couple in my book!

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  6. These cookies sound great! I love anything made with Nutella!! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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