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Pumpkin Nutella Cookies

November 20, 2012 12:54 pm · Posted by Lauren G

Wowie kazowie these are delicious! They're little clouds of pumpkin cookie (that are so soft I'll almost call it cake) with Nutella swirled throughout. And let's face it, Nutella makes anything better, but it's not too sweet or overwhelming. Yum yum yum! 

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg in a large bowl . In a separate bowl, whisk together together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Add the flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.

3. Spoon 1/2 cup in Nutella in, spreading out large dollops over the batter. Using a spoon, gently swirl the Nutella into the batter, but don't let it fully mix.

4. Take large tablespoons full of dough and drop onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. When finished, try to shape the dough to resemble a cookie. The cookies dough should be round and flat and smooth, resembling close to the finished baked product because the cookies don't spread much during baking and will rise up. It helps to work with the dough if your hands are freshly washed and slightly damp.

5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown, firm to the touch and bottoms of cookie don't stick to the sheet.

(Inspired by Kirbie's Cravings)

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Cupcakes...Literally

March 6, 2012 1:56 pm · Posted by Lauren G

This is probably the worst discovery ever. It's so easy to make this quick dessert that I'm tempted almost daily. All you need to do is combine the ingredients, throw it in the microwave for a few minutes and you have a moist, steamy, delicious cake just for you! It's also fun to experiment with different ingredients. Below are pictures of a peanut butter and chocolate creation I made with my PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, but I'm featuring this amazing Nutella recipe that I was too excited to gobble down before taking pictures. Besides, everything is better with Nutella, right?

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

 

Combine all ingredients in a very large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth.

Place mug on top of a microwave safe dish (just in case some spills over), and microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 1/2 minutes.)

Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

Aaaand that's it...Enjoy!

 

(Inspired by Buzz Feed)

 

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Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

July 14, 2011 12:22 pm · Posted by Lauren G

Obviously I love Nutella. Remember the Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies? Those were definitely a hit, and so were these! It took me a couple of tries to master the Nutella swirling technique, but even the cupcakes with a nutella clump in the middle were still delicious.

2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/4 c. milk
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 c. Nutella

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with papers or grease lightly.

Beat sugar and butter until creamy.

Beat in milk, vanilla and eggs.

Stir in flour, salt and baking powder.

Fill each muffin paper with 2T. batter, or about one third full. Top the batter with 1t. Nutella and then top with another 1T of batter and then another 1t. of Nutella. Muffin papers should be about two thirds full.

Here's the tricky party...using the point of a knife or a toothpick, gently swirl the Nutella through out the batter.I found that getting a nice swirl is easiest when you pull the knife out of the batter to stretch the Nutella and then place it down into a swirl. Be careful not to mix the Nutella into the batter. Also, the Nutella tends to sink to the bottom while baking so keep most of the Nutella towards the top of the cupcake.

Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The cupcakes are sweet enough so no frosting necessary!

(inspired by Just Call Me Suzy)

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Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 4, 2011 12:54 pm · Posted by Lauren G

I love Nutella and I love chocolate chip cookies so what could be better than combining the two? Once I found this recipe I couldn't wait to try it out. Luckily, I had all of the ingredients on hand. Of course I would always have a stash of Nutella...

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
2 eggs
1 12-ounce package dark chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, sugar, and Nutella in a large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cookies should be crisp on underside edges and just ever so slightly undercooked in the center. Cool on cookie sheet, then transfer to a plate.

 

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