Friday, April 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies

My kitchen has been relatively quiet the first few days of April. There was leftover night, fend for yourself night (I had Parent-Teacher's Night), we are both exhausted and going to eat an entire box of mac and cheese night, and I'm on vacation and not meal planning night. However I did make these bad boys for my histobee goodie bags and they were delicious! Absolute heaven. They combine two of my favorite things: Peanut Butter and Nutella. Can't go wrong there. They were a hit with everyone: Mr. Lawyer, my kids, my principal, the rest of the staff. I can't wait to make them again!
Peanut Butter Nutella Swirled Cookies 
(found on pinterest)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup Nutella
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Beat together butter, peanut butter, and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. With mixer on low, slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just combined.
5. Microwave Nutella for 20 seconds and then drizzle over the dough. Fold in Nutella with a spatula until well-distributed throughout the dough.
6. Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes and then roll small balls by hand. Place about an inch apart on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and use a fork to press down the balls slightly.
7. Bake until the edges are lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
My Histobee Goodie Bags
Each bag had 4 cookies, 2 of my Apple Cinnamon Muffins, 2 granola bars, a bottle of water, and some peppermint candy. My kids rocked the competition. Period.

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