Jessica's Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 jar Nutella chilled in the refrigerator.
- Coarse sea salt for sprinkling
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
- • Make your brown butter: melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The butter will begin to foam. Make sure you whisk consistently during this process.
- After a couple of minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan; continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and give off a nutty aroma. Immediately transfer the butter to a bowl to prevent burning. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
- With an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in the egg, yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Slow add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix on low until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix again until just combined.
- Cover your bowl and chill your dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator, or place in freezer for 20-30 minutes if you are super eager, although I cannot promise the same results if you do this.
- • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Once dough is chilled measure about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball.
- • Flatten the dough ball very thinly into the palm of your hand. Place 1 teaspoon of chilled Nutella in the middle and fold dough around it; gently roll into a ball -- it doesn't’t have to be perfectly rolled! Make sure that the Nutella is not seeping out of the dough. Add more dough if necessary.
- Place dough balls on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and flatten with your hand VERY gently. (Really only the tops need to be flattened a bit!)
- Bake the cookies 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look a bit underdone in the middle, but will continue to cook once out of the oven.
- Cool the cookies on the sheets at least 2 minutes. Sprinkle with a little sea salt.
- Remove the cooled cookies from the baking sheets after a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
Recipe Note: If dough is hard once chilled, place out to thaw for 20-30 minutes or until you can work with it.