Monday, June 18, 2012

Chocolate Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Christy

At least once a week Mom, Sarah and I usually partake in at least one 3 way call on the way home from work. With how busy we get, it seems like the only time we have a free moment to chat is when we are riding in the car, and luckily we all get off work about the same time. Of course the topic of baking usually comes up and when we talked about making cookies this week, Sarah brought up how amazing the chocolate filled chocolate chip cookies from Penn Station are. I have actually never eaten at Penn Station, but I was determined to recreate this cookie she was describing. In my mind I was putting two and two together: I had a  half a jar of Nutella left over from my Cinnamon Sugar Nutella Croissants, and I had all the ingredients to whip up some chocolate chip cookies. Therefore this experiment was immediately put on my to do list. 
I rank these cookies an 11 out of 10. I LOVED them. Of course it would be impossible to not love nutella, and I already know I love my recipe for chocolate chip cookies ---so really how could this experiment have failed? (Pretty sure it couldn't). The nutella stays soft in the center of the cookie and it's OMG moist, and delicious and ultra chocolaty. And I didn't even mind the chocolate that got on my fingers because it just made the cookie even more finger licking good. LOL

Start by whipping up (or if you are in a rush, use premade cookie dough) a recipe of cookie dough.
Here is a link to BcB's favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe we posted in the past.

The rest is simple. Take about a tablespoon and a half of cookie dough and flatten it into the palm of your hand or onto a floured surface. Add about 1 teaspoon of chilled nutella or an off brand of hazelnut chocolate spread to the center of the flattened cookie dough. Wrap the excess cookie dough edges around the nutella to seal the spread into the center of the cookie. If the nutella squeezes out of the dough a little, no worries, it kind of makes a chocolate swirl in the cookie and still bakes up nicely. (trust me, I learned from experience on a few, because I put too much nutella filling-- but wait, is there really ever too much nutella?)

Be prepared, the cookies are pretty big! Look how big they are pre-baked!

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