Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

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Be still my heart. Girdle my belly. Cinch in my thighs.

‘Cause I am about to share a cookie recipe that has become my new favorite.

And I cannot stop making them.

And I cannot stop eating them.

This is a humble cookie. It is simple. I find I like cookies with those two descriptions the best.

Most cookies are best the very first day you make them. These cookies stay soft and yummy for at least two and a half days (this is the longest length of time they have ever lasted in our house).

When I was eight, my grandmother gifted me a cookbook called, “For Good Measure: A Cookbook For Children” (I highly recommend this cookbook for children. Heck, I still use it myself). In it, was a peanut butter cookie recipe. I have never made or had a peanut butter cookie as good as the peanut butter cookies made from that recipe. I have been making those peanut butter cookies for twenty eight years. Sometimes I change it around by adding new ingredients. This recipe is adapted from that one. Because that recipe is so simple, this makes these cookies a cinch to put together.

Here is a little poem my thighs threw together for you, in honor of these cookies:

The faster to make.
The easier to bake.
My mouth will wake.
And my thighs shall quake.
For goodness sake.
This poem shall take.
The cake.

For being the worst…

The cookies take first.

On to the recipe!:

Ingredients:

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup of Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 stick of softened salted butter (8 Tbsp.)
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Caviar from 1 vanilla bean (if you do not have this, you can increase your total vanilla extract to 1 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup organic brown sugar (it makes a difference)
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

This recipe makes twenty four cookies.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If you have a convection oven, preheat oven to 325 convect bake.

Pour the 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a separate bowl and set aside while you work on the following.

In a bowl with a hand mixer or in your bowl on your stand mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until light. Stop mixer and add in your vanilla and vanilla bean caviar. Mix.

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Now add peanut butter and Nutella and mix together until completely incorporated.

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Add the milk and egg and mix until light and fluffy.

Turn mixer to low and add in salt and baking soda. Mix until incorporated.

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Add flour and mix.

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Turn off mixer. Now take a small ball of cookie dough and roll it on your hands. Drop the ball into the bowl of granulated sugar and gently roll it around.

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Place the ball of dough on a baking sheet. Repeat this step until your baking sheet is filled with cookie dough balls evenly spaced apart.

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With a fork, make two flat indentations onto each cookie.

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With a spoon, scoop up some of the granulated sugar and pour a little sugar over marks left from the fork.

Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 10-11 minutes until edges are just a little brown. Do not cook longer. You do not want these overcooked.

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Transfer baked cookies to a cooling rack.

Repeat with remaining dough. Turn oven off. Enjoy!

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I think these cookies are better completely cooled down. There is just somethin’ that happens to the Nutella and peanut butter when they blend together at that time.

Now I’m off to make these guys.
My thighs…
They sighs.

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P.S. I shared this on Savvy Southern Style.

And My Romantic Home.

15 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

  1. Oh yum! Thank you for sharing! Oh, and I do have that other balloon top you were asking about – hoping to share on the blog soon. I think that will be my last piece of balloon clothing to share then (until I find more). Happy Friday!

    • Thank you Heather! Oh man, I just remembered I have that Hot Air Balloon Dress from Modcloth that I adore! Thanks for the reminder! I want to wear it as soon as it gets hot! : ). I am so jealous of that top! Lucky girl!

      Have a lovely weekend!

      Jenni

  2. oh my goodness, we are going to make these over the weekend! oh, and I see your gorgeous single bowl sink in the background…haha, is it weird I notice people’s kitchens in the background? haha! love it!

    • Thank you Melodee! Ha! I love single sinks! Yours is SO gorgeous! I cannot wait to see your finished kitchen! Please let me know how you like the cookies! : ).

      Have a restful Sunday!

      Jenni

    • Thank you Alicia! I just used the last of my Nutella yesterday! Awwww! Must buy more soon. I use it so much, I need to look into seeing if Costco carries it!

      Have a wonderful Sunday! : )

      Jenni

  3. I just baked these and they were delicious! Trust me, I have two very happy small boys now. Thanks very much for sharing. BTW, this is my first time commenting, but I love reading your blog. Such a great mix of life, fashion, decor, and books-all my favorite things!

    • Thank you so much! I want you to know you made my whole entire day! I am so excited that you like them. We really like them here, too! They get even better the next day! Thank you so much for trying them and letting me know. And commenting. And for your sweet words. Truly. It means so much to me. I really appreciate it!

      I hope your Friday is wonderful!

      Jenni

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