Nutella, M&M’s and chocolate chip cookies

What do you do after eating too much chocolate over Easter?  Well, if you’re me, you go and make really chocolatey cookies.

In a way, it does make sense – you can use up leftover Easter eggs and bunnies.  At least, that’s the reasoning I followed as I tucked into my second cookie.  It’s a complete chocolate overload – I crammed the cookie dough with chocolate chips, the pulverised remains of an Easter bunny and M&M’s and then I dolloped chocolatey blobs of Nutella in the middle.  I’ve been trying my hand at making up my own baking recipes and was pleased with the way these cookies turned out.

These are a variation of my peanut butter and chocolate centre cookies.  They do take a bit more effort to put together as Nutella is more runny than peanut butter, but it’s worth it if you don’t mind getting your hands a bit messy!

So, if you have some leftover Easter chocolate, or if you need a big chocolate hit, this is a recipe worth trying.  Enjoy!

 

Nutella, M&M's and chocolate chip cookies

 

Nutella, M&M’s and chocolate chip cookies

 

Ingredients

125g butter, softened

1 C brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 1/2 C plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

pinch of salt

70g mini M&M’s (2 x 35g tubes)

3/4 C chocolate chips

Nutella

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.  Line a cookie tray with baking paper.

Place butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and creamy.  Add egg and vanilla essence and stir to combine.  Stir in the sifted flour, salt and baking powder until just combined.  Fold through the chocolate chips and M&M’s.

Place a heaped tablespoon of the cookie dough into your hand and flatten to a thick disc.  Dollop a teaspoon of Nutella in the middle.  Fold up the sides of the dough around the Nutella to form a bowl shape.  In your other hand, flatten enough dough into a disc shape to cover the top of the cookie.  Place on top of it and then press the sides together.

If any holes appear, just patch them up with a bit of extra dough.  Place on the baking tray.  Leave a bit of space between the cookies for spreading.

Nutella, M&M's and chocolate chip cookies

Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Allow to cool slightly on the tray for 5-10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack.

 

Nutella, M&M's and chocolate chip cookies

 

 

 

our-growing-edge-badge

This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Dana from I’ve Got Cake.  You can check out her amazing blog here.

You can find out more about Our Growing Edge by clicking here.

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Nutella, M&M’s and chocolate chip cookies

  1. Pingback: Our Growing Edge: April 2014 Roundup | I've Got Cake

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s