Sarah’s Famous Top-Secret Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies




sarah’s famous top secret nutella peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.

How’s that for a title?

Before I share my secrets with you, I need to address the elephant in the room: I didn’t post about money making and saving the past 2 weeks at all and I’m *so* sorry. It’s been a lot busier than I expected and I’ve had no time to blog! 🙁 They WILL be coming shortly, though, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, make yourself some cookies. These babies will be worth every calorie, I promise you.

First, some history: I concocted the recipe in a dorm kitchen while living at a Bible College in Dunbar, Wisconsin. (So random, right?!) Almost overnight, I became known for these insanely addictive specimens. Call it freshman desperation to be popular, call it boredom, call it stress or sheer madness- I don’t care! But I baked enough cookies for the entire student body the one year I was there. (I’m gonna go ahead and call it sheer madness). Either way, I got really good at baking cookies. This turned out to be a great thing when I met my first “Almost Boyfriend”. (We never got to  the “what are we?” stage when our “Almost Relationship” ended along with the school year, but it was still wonderful.)

My Momma taught me early on that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; if that’s true, well, then these cookies are Cupid. I baked my Almost Boyfriend so many of these cookies, he was practically begging for my hand in marriage!

(Ok, that’s an exaggeration, but he was the very first guy who had ever held my hand, and I am pretty sure he did so because of the cookies!)

There are a couple variations to this recipe, so if chocolate and peanut butter isn’t your thing you can make the cookies all chocolate and they turn out amazing.

I have been acting so white girl lately with talk of Starbucks and being broke, I figured I shouldn’t break this streak, so naturally I’m blogging about Nutella. 🙂  Oh boy. It’s getting real. But that stuff unleashes my inner fatty. It’s dangerous! I’m telling you! Almost as dangerous as these cookies. Don’t believe me? Bake a batch and find out. Betcha can’t eat just one. 😉

Sarah’s Famous Top-Secret Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:

Tips before you start: 

MELT THE BUTTER. 

Do not over mix. 

Take the extra step in mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately. 

Don’t over bake them. 

When measuring flour: scoop flour into a measuring cup with a spoon, dice and then slice across the extra flour on the top of the cup with a butter knife. This keeps the measurement accurate.

Follow these tips. Trust me. 🙂

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Nutella

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a bunch of baking sheets with wax paper. Mix the first 6 ingredients together until creamy. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then slowly fold this mixture into the first wet mixture- stirring JUST until blended. Add the chocolate chips. Roll up 1″ balls of dough, coat in sugar, drop on the baking sheets a couple inches apart. Using your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a small hole in the center of the 1″ dough balls. Fill with a generous tablespoon of Nutella.

Bake for 10 minutes. You want them lightly browned on the edges. Do not over bake.

Sarah’s Famous Top-Secret Chocolate Chip Nutella Cookies:

Apply the same tips stated above to this recipe as well. You want fluffy cookies, not flat rocks. 🙂

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Nutella, plus more for topping
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a bunch of baking sheets with wax paper. Mix the first 5 ingredients and 1/2 cup of Nutella together until creamy. Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then slowly fold this mixture into the first wet mixture- stirring JUST until blended. Add the chocolate chips. Roll up 1″ balls of dough, coat in sugar, drop on the baking sheets a couple inches apart. Using your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a small hole in the center of the 1″ dough balls. Fill with a generous tablespoon of Nutella. Top the cookie with a teaspoon of dough. Bake for 10-12 minutes. or until lightly browned. Do not over bake. 

And there you have it! The key to a man’s heart. Use this recipe thoughtfully.

 

P.S.

I had this mischievous helper with me (I promise he didn’t touch the finished cookies! Gross.) Sir Lancelot is not allowed on the table, but he doesn’t understand the word “no”. And I just can’t correct him when his whiskers are full of flour! He gives grumpy cat a run for his money, right? 

 

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