So I forgot to tell you all something. Yesterday, I got so caught up in sharing the peanut butter chocolate pretzel aammmmaazing-ness, that I failed to mention the other cookies (remember, I said a gazillion?) that I made for Easter dinner.
Now, don't be disappointed because, while these cookies don't have even a hint of peanut butter in them, they do contain Nutella. Ahh yes- I said Nutella- that hazelnut chocolate-y spread that is just so sweet and so classy. Can I say that about a food? About a spread? Can the word classy be used to describe food? I think so.
Put another way, Nutella makes a cookie classy. Take the all-time favorite - chocolate chip cookies- add some Nutella and BAM! Now, you've got a fancy cookie. Faaaannnnccccy.Faaannnncccy cookies.
I made these cookies spring appropriate by adding in some pretty pastel M&Ms. However, the color of the candies did get a little lost in the dark colored cookie. Still - delicious.
Nutella Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies(adapted, slightly, from Liv Life)
- 1 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&Ms
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine the butter, Nutella, sugar and brown sugar. Using stand mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 4 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the dry flour mixture until just combine.
- Add chocolate chips and M&Ms. Stir until combine.
- Using 1 inch ice cream scoop, spoon out the cookie dough onto a greased (or parchment lined) cookie sheet.
- Bake only until lightly golden around the edges, about 10-12 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.