What can be better than sugar cookies… sea salt… and nutella?! Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
I was in France this summer and ohmygosh. The amount of nutella crepes I ate. Just look at these pictures and try really hard not to be jealous.
Since I’ve been back, I’ve been trying to come up with a quick fix for my nutella addiction. Something that wasn’t too heavy and too much nutella, because 1. it’s expensive and 2. I’m really trying hard not to eat sugar. (Sugar is really quite terrible for you, if you haven’t seen the “Fed Up” trailer yet, go check it out!!)
So since I was going to spend the following day with my grandma, I somehow came up with, “well sugar cookies with a little nutella stuffed inside wouldn’t be toooo heavy! Ooooh and I love sea salt with chocolate!” And BAM. The rest is history!
Set your oven to 350º.
Cream together 1 cup of softened butter and 2/3 of a cup of sugar.
Beat in 1 egg.
Add 1 tsp of vanilla and 1/4 of a tsp of salt. Blend. (We are using less salt because there will be sea salt on the tops of the cookies!)
Lastly, add in 2 1/2 cups of flour, mixing a little at a time.
Since Nutella can be kind of messy, stick it in the freezer for an hour or so.
Take out a ball of dough the size of your palm and squish it down into a cup into the palm of your hand. Then place a tsp of nutella and fold up the edges so the nutella is hidden. Mold into a nice circle, pat down a little and then place on a baking tray! That was hard to explain, check out the video if you’re sitting there going, “whaaaat is she talking about…” 🙂
Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top of each cookie and lightly press down.
Stick in your oven for 15-20 minutes. If you make them as big as I made mine, they will take 20 minutes and make about 18 cookies. I’ve made them smaller to yield more cookies, and they will only take 12-15 minutes. Either way will be a real winner!
Can’t go wrong with these and they can be prepped, cooked and in your mouth in 40 minutes. Quick! To the grocery!!!!
Send me some pics if you make them!
Have a great week,