It is at this point that you are probably wondering if I am sticking to my diet. The answer is, “yes.”
“How?” I can hear you wonder.
Well, I do not recommend that you do what I do. But let’s just say, a cookie for lunch ain’t somethin’ I’m new to.
You, of course, could eat some carrots, too.
But you could.
I recently shared my Peanut Butter Nutella Cookie recipe here. These are very similar. One day, I thought, Hey, Jenni. Why don’t you add all Nutella and skip the peanut butter?
So I did.
Only… While the rest of my family liked the cookies just fine. Well, I thought to myself, Self. These are still needin’ somethin’.
What if you added frosting? Self, what if you made a cookie sandwich and put the frosting in the middle?
Then when someone asks you what you had for lunch, you can say, ‘a sandwich.’ And nobody will be the wiser.
So I did.
If you cannot tell by now, that voice pretty much makes all of the decisions in my life. I am not sure… But, you guys, I think it is coming from my thighs.
The voice is booming. And it’s
And that is why I am writing this recipe and not doing laundry.
And that is why I had a sandwich for lunch.
And that is why I am happy.
On to the happiness:
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 stick (1/2 cup) softened salted butter
1 and 3/4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
2 Tbsp. Milk
2/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (I use Nutella)
Caviar from one vanilla bean (if you do not have this, you can use 1/2 more tsp. vanilla extract)
1/2 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 Tbsp. Cold brewed coffee
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup organic brown sugar (organic brown sugar is so much better. I am not part of the organic movement, but I will not buy anything else.)
Ingredients for frosting (you have options here):
1 can of cream cheese or vanilla frosting
Or my favorite: I chose to use this recipe for most of my cookies. You will need: 5 Tbsp. Flour, 1 cup milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup butter, 1 cup granulated sugar. It is a surprisingly easy and delicious frosting.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Or 325 degrees Convect Bake if you have a convection oven.
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.
Now add Nutella, melted chocolate chips and coffee and mix together until completely incorporated.
Add the milk and mix.
Add the egg and mix until light and fluffy.
Turn mixer to low and add in salt, cocoa powder and baking soda. Mix until incorporated.
Add flour and mix.
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.
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.
With a fork, make two flat indentations onto each cookie.
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.
Transfer baked cookies to a cooling rack.
Repeat with remaining dough. Turn oven off.
Let the cookies cool.
For these cookies, I opted to make the best frosting to put between them. This version tasted like a homemade Oreo. Frost one backside of a cookie. Place the backside of another cookie against the frosting.
You made a sandwich!
Now eat your lunch!
I also did a pure Nutella Whoopie Pie (the cookie appears lighter because I forgot the melted chocolate chips in this batch. Doh!) by spreading Nutella in between the cookie layers.
Gosh. I love that voice inside my
And that voice loves…
Ryan Gosling Sandwiches.
Oh! But what about a Ryan Gosling Sandwich?
Self. You’ve gone too far. Eat your cookie.
P.S. I shared this on Savvy Southern Style.
And My Romantic Home.