Nutella sugar cookies

I swear that the local kitchenware retailers have set a spy on me! It seems that every time I decide I need to add something to my kitchen cupboards, I begin a several-weeks-long search from shop to shop, eventually give up hope of ever finding the elusive ravioli stamp/pastry tamper/plastic pasta spoon… then suddenly find said object has appeared on the shelves of the first shop I checked. This time, it was a set of dry measuring cups.

I had to celebrate by baking something that was measured almost entirely in cups. This recipe is adapted from a cut-out cookie created by crepesofwrath. I went with the sugar-rolling thing like I do with lemon sugar cookies, simply because I was too lazy busy to roll dough for cut-out cookies.

nutella_sugar_cookies

Makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients

1 2/3 cup all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
115g butter, room temperature
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, room temperature
3/4 cup Nutella
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup white sugar, extra

Directions

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Whisk together flour, salt and bicarb soda. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream butter and both sugars, then beat in the egg, then Nutella, then vanilla. Add the flour mixture and fold with a spatula in until just incorporated.

Place the extra sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into walnut-sized balls then roll the balls in the extra sugar. Place on parchment-lined baking trays about 3cm apart and press down slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until set on the bottom.

Let the cookies sit on the tray for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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2 Responses to Nutella sugar cookies

  1. Rosemary Campbell says:

    You can get a device like a small ice-cream scoop for scooping out the right size balls of dough – saves time and guesswork. And I saw a recommendation for using raw sugar for rolling cookies in for the best result. It works! Gives a nice crunchy sugary finish. These ones sound great!
    love,
    Rosie

    • pizzarossa says:

      I keep meaning to get a cookie scoop, but it’s yet another one of those elusive things that is only there when I’m not shopping for it!

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