First I mixed 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
I began by creaming together one stick on unsalted butter and one cup of sugar. I was able to speed up the process of softening the butter by putting in the microwave for 10 seconds. I would say about 7 seconds would have been optimal but it worked just the same. Just make sure you don't melt your butter, you just want it nice and soft.
Next up I added one teaspoon of vanilla and 1/3 cup of Nutella and mixed. I was highly tempted to lick the beaters at this point but I refrained.
Next I alternately added in half of my flour mixture and half of a 1/3 cup of milk. The dough was very sticky and messy to mix. It needed to sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to stiffen up a bit. I think I need to register for one of those Kitchenaid stand mixers!
After the dough was nice and chilled, I rolled approximately1 inch size balls. The dough was easier to work with then I expected. After I filled a cookie sheet I gently ground some sea salt over the tops. The recipe calls for course salt but adjusting the grinder was not working for me!
After they were nicely dusted with some salt, I pushed each one down gently. They went into a 325 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.
After I checked on my first batch they were not cooking enough. I decided to increase the temperature to 350 for another few minutes. This worked much better. The remaining cookies baked at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. I cooled them for a few minutes on their pans before transferring to racks to cool completely.
My verdict: delicious! These cookies are not super sweet and that's probably because of the unsweetened cocoa powder and that little bit of salt to balance everything out. They were super easy to make too which is always a bonus. PS I did register for a stand mixer, in red :)
Here is a link to the recipe: Nutella Cookies
After I do some more laundry and clean up I'm hoping to make some thumbprint cookies!