I have been searching and searching for a good cookie recipe. A simple chocolate chip cookie is always a good choice to help satisfy a sugar craving, but it’s also nice to have a charmer on hand for when you’re really trying to impress people.
Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies. Everyone loves nutella. Throw in some sea salt to mix with the sweetness, and you have yourself something interesting and praise worthy. The two times I’ve baked these cookies I had people gushing over how good they are, and I am most certainly in love with them myself!
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbl plain greek yogurt
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 jar Nutella (refrigerated until chilled)
Coarse sea salt
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Melt butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, it will begin to foam. Eventually the bottom of the butter will begin to turn brown. Once it starts turning brown, immediately pour it into a large bowl.
Add sugars to the butter mix, and beat together. Beat in egg, yolk, vanilla, and greek yogurt. On a low setting, begin to beat in the dry ingredients that you set aside. Once everything is mixed, fold in the chocolate chips.
Chill the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes. When finished, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll the dough into small balls (if I were to guess, I would say a little over a tablespoon’s worth, though it’s easier to just use your judgment). Flatten the balls, and spoon a bit of Nutella into the center (maybe about a teaspoon). Fold the dough over the Nutella, roll into a ball again, and flatten the top of the ball slightly. Line the cookies along a cookie sheet.
Bake for ten minutes. When you take them out of the oven, leave them on the cookie sheet to cool (leaving them on the cookie sheet will help cook the middle just a little bit more, leaving them cooked but still gooey in the middle). Sprinkle a little sea salt over the top, and then place them on a wire rack to finish cooling.