In many homes, there are always these miniature desserts that every mom keeps in the kitchen. Whenever she has some unexpected guests, they are her go to snacks and whenever she wants to see a happy face on the kids, she gives them some. Nutella cookies are one group of snacks that form the ‘kitchen miniature desserts’ and this is the simplest nutella cookies recipe that you will ever find.
Before I became a mom, I always said I would do for my kids as my mom did for my sister and I when we were young. She would hand us some specially made nutella cookies while we prepare for school and as much as these cookies made us happy, we never knew the secret behind it until we were teenagers. Oh! My mom holds a special place in my heart for all the cookies she kept in my school bag. These buttery cookies sandwiched with nutella belong to another grade of yummy foods with savory flavour and you deserve to enjoy them as much as I have.
Infact, by the time you have a taste of these cookies, you would include it in your menu of children snacks and dinner with the neighbours package.
Well, you might want to ask if nutella cookies are really nutritious. Well, as long as you’re not on a ‘No butter, no nutella’ diet. These cookies are good for you. They are high energy and sweetened snacks that tickle your brain and will be among the best homemade cookies you will ever taste.
How do you prepare these simple yet amazing nutella cookies that can be enjoyed with tea?
Ingredients for Nutella Tea Cookies
1 cup of granulated sugar
1 cup of butter
1 teaspoon liquid vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of grated hazelnuts
½ cup of Nutella
How to Make Nutella Tea Cookies
Before setting out to prepare the dough for the Nutella cookies, firstly, you need to prepare your oven for baking by lining a few baking pans with parchment or foil paper and setting aside. Also, set your oven to 360 degrees so as to preheat.
Afterward, put the required 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 cup of butter, 1 teaspoon liquid vanilla extract and 1 egg yolk in a large bowl. Mix these ingredients together using an available whisk until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Proceed by adding the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda as well as ¼ teaspoon of salt to the sugar and butter mixture. Using your hand, fold in the dried ingredients until you have a thick dough. Now, using a cookie scoop, take a scoop of the dough into your neat palm, roll the dough to form a cookie ball and place them on your prepared lined baking pan. Scoop and roll the dough until it’s all exhausted and ensure to place the balls a couple of inches apart. You’ll have about 30 or 32 cookies.
Next, slightly flatten the cookies by gently pressing with the flat bottom of a neat jar dipped in sugar (to avoid sticking to the cookies). After that, group the total flattened cookies into two sets (15, 15). Sprinkle ⅛ teaspoon of hazelnuts on top of each cookie in a set while you leave the other fifteen cookies untouched.
Set the baking pan filled with cookies in the oven and allow all cookies to bake for about 10 minutes after which they’ll have lightly golden edges to indicate that they are ready. Once ready, remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool completely.
After cooling, flip over the 15 cookies without hazelnuts. Put the half cup Nutella into a piping bag and top each of the flipped cookies with about ¼ teaspoon of Nutella. Then, put the cookies with hazelnuts over the buttered cookies.
Serve and enjoy your Nutella cookies with a cup of tea!
To see the original recipe that inspired this one, check out the recipe for Nutella Tea Cookies found at Laura in the Kitchen.