Gooey, Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies anyone?!
So ages ago I started this Inspired by posts, to quote my self from last time "I lose a lot of time drooling over lovely delicious blogs, and a lot of these I'll just admire or comment on.....but sometimes I see some bakes that I think....I'm so making me some of that! So I thought I would start a Inspired by segments where I make those things that have caught my fancy from fellow baking blogs using their recipe or adapting slightly"
So I was perusing my bloglovin the other day and came across The Perfectionist's nutella-filled-chocolate-chip-cookies which she had seen on Butter baking blog. Oh my these just took my breath away especially that melted pic! swoon :) I thought about them for a bit and came to the quick conclusion that i needed those cookies in my life! So at the next available opportunity I got baking.
Unfortunately I didn't have the exact ingredients for Natasha's recipe...this was spur of the moment baking ...i hadn't planned to fall for these cookies but fall for them I did. So I had to bake with what I had in my cupboard...which wasn't too shabby. I used a variation of this recipe from Bells Bakery which is one that I use a lot actually.
250g Plain Flour
1 tsp of Bicarb of soda
2tsp of Cornflour
Half a bag of Milk choc chips ( I was lucky to have at least this!)
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread cold
- Cream the butter and sugar together till well combined.
- Then beat in the 1 egg till well Incorporated
- Then mix in the Flour, Bicarb + Cornflour along with the choc chips
- I have read alot about cookies and the thing to do is refrigerate them as it stops them melting and spreading too much. i chilled mine for about 20 mins...this was as long i could wait
- This is where it got quite messy for me, getting the choc hazelnut spread in the cookies Natasha says to flatten a ball of cookie dough in you palm, place the cold Choc hazelnut in the middle and fold the edges of the cookie dough up around the Nutella, pinching together to seal it in, and then roll it gently between the palms of your hands to form dough balls.
- Bake till golden and little bit soft...i have learnt my lesson of over baking them....they firm up as they cool. Mine took about 18mins on gas mark 4.
Boy oh boy were they GOOD i had them warm and melty it was Divine. Bite in to these babies and you first get the nice crispy edges, then comes the soft chewy centre lastly you hit your final desitination....which is warm/melted choc Chip and the beautiful taste of choc & hazelnut. Oh I miss them already!
Thanks you Natasha for the delicious inspiration! I would love to know if any yummy posts has captured your heart & taste buds.