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Nutella Cookies with Sea Salt

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I’ve never in my life tried nutella until a couple weeks ago. I was talking to Katie, a good food blogging friend of mine, about food allergies because her son has a severe peanut allergy like I do. She mentioned that he could have nutella, which intrigued me…somehow, I never knew that nutella is processed in a peanut-free facility. I was still a little nervous about eating it because I wasn’t sure whether or not I was allergic to hazelnuts themselves, but I decided to give it a try since I’ve had plenty of hazelnut-flavored foods in the past (don’t worry, I had an EpiPen nearby just in case!). I started with just a little bit and worked up to a spoonful, and I had no reaction of any kind. Not only that, but this stuff is amazingly delicious! Seriously, I’m now addicted to it. Of course, I couldn’t wait to bake with it. The first thing I baked were these nutella cookies with sea salt to satisfy my craving for something sweet and salty, and they definitely hit the spot. I hope you enjoy them too – and you can expect to see a lot more nutella recipes on my blog in the future!

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

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Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla extract and nutella, mixing until smooth.

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Add the dry ingredients half at a time alternately with the milk until well-combined. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator 15 minutes before baking.

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When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll the dough into 1″ balls. Place 2″ apart on the parchment paper. Press down gently and sprinkle with sea salt.

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Bake 10-12 minutes until just starting to set. Let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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Posted by on April 25, 2011.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

3 Responses

  1. Making these now for a cookie exchange tomorrow and they’re turning out great! New favorite cookie recipe 🙂

    by Tara on Dec 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  2. I’m a Croatian girl and grew up with Nutella. I’m making these for a Christmas potluck at work this week. Can’t wait to try them. My co-workers can’t wait.

    by Maja on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:20 am

  3. These cookies are very easy and fabulous !!! Making for cookie exchange and I did make two batches to get 48 cookies. They are a nice size and arrange perfectly in 13×9 Rubbermaid. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    by Kim Edgae on Dec 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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