Chocolate Nutella Cookies

For the past several months I have been blogging about recipes made using a 10 pound bag of chocolate chips.  It is sad to announce that the bag is now empty.

I thought it would be appropriate to finish the 10 Pounds of Chocolate Chips project with a wonderful chocolate recipe from two peas and their pod.  

These Chocolate Nutella Cookies are bursting with flavor.   By adding a few chocolate chips to the original recipe, I think these cookies become even more decadent.  Enjoy!

RECIPE #19 (from 10 Pounds of Chocolate Chips)  

Chocolate Nutella Cookies
adjusted slightly from the original recipe from two peas and their pod

1 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup chocolate chips

In a bowl whisk dry ingredients.  In a separate bowl beat butter and then add sugars, vanilla and nutella.  Gradually stir in a little of the flour mixture alternating with a little bit of milk.  Continue alternating between flour and milk.  

Stir in a few chocolate chips.  Save the remaining chocolate chips to place on top of each cookie.

Refrigerate dough until it is easy to handle (at least 15 minutes)

Shape dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon each).  Arrange on a cookie sheet and flatten each ball slightly.  Place approximately 3 chocolate chips on the top of each flattened cookie.

Bake 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.