Get to Baking: Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are an essential part of my diet, heck almost all sweets are so don’t judge. Sweet intake is just about eating in moderation people! But when I started testing out new ingredients to take my cookies up a notch the other day, well let’s just say that moderation went out the window after these.  Tired of the same ole same ole chocolate chip cookies I had made half a batch of oatmeal chocolate chip ones, which were delish.  Then I started looking through the pantry to see what else I could add in there … maybe walnuts, almonds, coconut …. And then I found it. A jar of Nutella that I’d picked up for another baking project (details to come soon!). So I tried melting the Nutella and dipping the cookies in half way, sort of a take on the black and white cookies but as tasty as they were, it just wasn’t what I’d hoped for.

And then it hit me! Put it inside of the cookie and let me tell you these guys are game changers.  Recipe, ingredients and the how-to are below.  I’d love to know how you like the recipe and/or if you added anything else to make them even more scrumptious!

Cookie Deets:

  • Actual Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Wait time: Roughly 2 hours
  • Cook time:
  • When to eat? Um … immediately. Was that even a question??

The good stuff {i.e. ingredients}:

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2+ cups chocolate chips (depending on your chocolate level craving)
  • 1 ½ cup oats
  • 1 jar of Nutella
    • A lesson learned: It is so much easier if the Nutella has been refrigerated or popped into the freezer for a short amount of time. It’s easier and less messy to scoop out of the jar.

The How-To:

  1. First go against everything you’ve likely ever done and hold off on preheating your oven (you’ll refrigerate your cookies first)
  2. From experience make sure your Nutella is in the fridge or chilled.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine your dried ingredients – flour, salt, & baking soda then place to the side.
  4. In a second mixing bowl combine granulated sugar and brown sugar, add in softened butter. Using a mixer, blend ingredients thoroughly.
  5. Add vanilla and 1 egg at a time to the mix to ensure all is blended well.
  6. Take the bowl we placed to the side and slowly add the dry mixture to the batter in small increments while mixing on low. Continue until all of the flour mix is gone and the batter is smooth.
  7. Add chocolate chips and oats to the dough; mix well.

Now to the messy fun – stuffing the cookies!

  1. Remove Nutella from refrigerator.
  2. Scoop out a 1 – 1 ½ inch ball of dough (I use a small ice cream scoop).
  3. Flatten out/roll out, your preference, and put 1 tsp of Nutella in the middle, then wrap the dough around the Nutella, then roll into a ball in your hand
  4. Place on cooking sheet. Repeat until all cookie dough is used.
  5. Put cookie sheet in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  6. About an 1 ½ into the cookies chilling, preheat the oven to 375 degree oven
  7. After chilling, remove cookies and bake for 9-12 minutes.
  8. Remove and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt for a sweet/salty fix.
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