For the past two weeks, I’ve seen a post circulating Facebook about this deliciously soft and chewy cookie filled with yummy Nutella. Naturally, I had to try it. That means that for two weeks I’ve been trying to perfect this recipe.
Let me start off by saying that the cookie that is becoming viral on Facebook is NOT soft and chewy. In fact, it was super crispy and the Nutella dried up. I’m guessing that instead of allowing it to cool all the way the cookie was cut into while it was still warm. No biggie. If I had a chance to show melty delicious Nutella I would do it too – but it is false advertisement.
So I made it my mission to perfect this cookie – and the truth of the matter is – I failed. Nothing I tried made this cookie super soft unless I under-baked it. But I did discover scones!
How did I discover this recipe? Simple, instead of baking soda I used baking powder and espresso coffee. I was trying to make them soft and chewy. For days I felt like a mad scientist! Measuring one ingredient against another, replacing one for the other – I was going insane!
And then yesterday happened, and I realized that the way we used to make scones at the bakery was with baking powder – so I moved away from the cookie and decided to make scones. It worked, they’re delicious, they’re different, and they’re pretty much gone now!
These Nutella chocolate chip scones are perfectly round (not the usual huge triangles you’re used to.) They are chewy but crispy and filled with Nutella that just melts in your mouth. Super easy to make and they’re done in minutes! You can feed them to the kids as a snack or enjoy them yourself with a nice cup of coffee or tea.
One can never go wrong with scones!
Ready for the recipe?
- 1 jar of Nutella
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
- 1/3 cup White Sugar
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 Cups AP Flour
- 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- A Pinch of Salt (1/2 tsp)
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and sugars.
- Beat them at medium speed until creamy and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
- In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix them to combine and incorporate all ingredients.
- Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and slowly fold them in using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
- Once they're incorporated add the other half of the dry ingredients.
- Fold in until you no longer see any flour clumps.
- Add in the chocolate chips and slowly incorporate them into the batter.
- Take about a tablespoon or so of the batter and place it in your palm.
- Flatten it out until it's the size of your palm or smaller.
- Take about a teaspoon of the Nutella and place it in the center of the cookie.
- Close up the cookie by bringing in the edges and pinching them tightly together.
- Slowly roll it up into a bowl and place it on your greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Repeat this until all of the dough is used up.
- Place in over and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown on top.
- You can brush the top of the cookies with melted salted butter and it'll help to brown them quicker. It will also give you the scone flavor you're looking for.
I would love for you to give these a try and tell me what you think! I’m actually having one with my coffee right now, and my husband took a couple to work with him this morning. He says he loves my kitchen experiments – so it must be good right? Right?!
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