What seems like only a week or so ago, I promised on Instagram and Facebook that I would share the recipe to these insanely good Nutella cookies that won the heart of my children (here’s hoping I already had their hearts come to think of it). I have had a couple of lovely people gently prompt me (sometimes you need to poke me….just saying) as to when promised cookies would arrive. A quick check back through my Insta posts and I discover I am lousy on my promises. To find them, took many full finger scrolling back. May 24th!!! I blame it on this time whizzing by thang?
We’ve had some big distractions of late. We launched our gorgeous new website a few weeks ago. It still needs a little tweaking in the banners and just a general little tidy up but I am grateful to have been working with some very supportive and awesome professionals and …….we are nearly there. I feel so well versed in all the ‘what not to do’s’ when creating a new website. I also feel pretty well versed now in the ‘what you should do’…it has had a happy ending.
I feel the process of bringing a new website to life is a lot like a newborn. You block out just how many extra hours you are throwing in there to make sure the end product (both baby and website) do not grow up too messed up. There are early starts, sleepless night, lots of brain-frying and decoding what exactly is being said (both baby and tech dudes). There is teaching yourself HTML code and remembering C-Panel access details all without losing your mind. I have had three glorious babies in my lifetime and now three websites in the lifetime of Relish Mama. Although the shiny new site is truly awesome (and yes, it does finally work on Ipads and phones!!), not much comes close to the awesomeness of my girls but I am more than delighted to say that all are worth the bumps, slight loss of hair and the slight rise in wine consumption.
In celebration of our new website & new look blog here, I give you (finally) these nutella cookies. Gracie declared them “the best cookie I’ve ever had” and that’s a big call cause she’s had like a gazillion cookies in her lifetime that girl.
Would love for you to let us know what you think of the new website & blog. Feel free to take a look around…..and definitely get back to me about the cookies. My hope is that for you too they are ‘the best cookie I’ve ever had’.
Love to you all,
Nuts for Nutella cookies
150g unsalted butter softened
150g caster sugar
150g brown sugar
2 free range eggs
130g dark chocolate couverture buttons or chunks
70g milk chocolate couverture buttons or chunks
300g plain flour
50g dutch cocoa powder
20g baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon full cream milk
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
120g Nutella, plus extra for topping
½ teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for sprinkling before baking
Preheat the oven to 170°C.
Combine the butter and sugars using electric beaters until well combined and lightly coloured. Add the eggs, one at a time.
Add all other remaining ingredients and whisk/beat on low until well incorporated.
Line baking trays with baking paper. Shape the cookie dough into balls – each weighing around 50g. Place on the trays with room for spreading. Gently flatten each cookie to be about 1 cm thick. Poke gently in the middle of each cookie to make a small dent (not all the way through). Spoon 1-2 teaspoons of Nutella into each hole.
Sprinkle with a little sea salt.
Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Try to stop at just one……