Chipotle Nutella Cookies
These Chipotle Nutella Cookies were supposed to be crinkle cookies but that didn’t really work out. I didn’t fully read the instructions of the original recipe and didn’t have time to chill the dough due to needing to bring them with me to dinner! So I just baked them and sprinkled confectioners sugar on top. They don’t look as cool but they will have to do!
As I said in a previous post, I’m obsessive about ground chipotle spice right now so you guys will just have to deal! A little spice never hurt anyone, AMIRIGHT?
I think crinkle cookies (or in this case, cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar) are the perfect Christmas cookies. They are just so festive and the sugar resembles snow. How cute is that? Pretty gosh darn cute in my humble opinion! The nutella was also a nice addition to your otherwise normal chocolate crinkle cookies. Who isn’t a big huge fan of nutella? After dinner I shoved about 3 of these cookies into my face.
I think I might have to pick up some more nutella next time I’m at the grocery store so I can make another round of these before the holidays are over and my excuse for eating chocolates and cookies slowly fades away.
Maybe next time I bake these I can make them the correct way and actually call them a crinkle cookie! Here’s hoping!
This recipe is great enjoyed with a tall glass of milk or given out as small holiday gifts! You will want to make sure you have 4 hours to chill the dough or make this recipe the day before you need to bake the cookies.
Yield: ~ 4 dozen
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 12 min
Total Time: 4 hours 22 min
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup nutella
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground chipotle spice + more for topping
1 cup confectioners sugar
Add the cocoa powder, granulated sugar, vegetable oil and nutella into the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat with your paddle attachment. (You can also use an electric hand mixer, or whisk by hand.)
Add the vanilla and the eggs, one at a time, leaving time between each egg to be fully incorporated into the dough.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and chipotle spice.
Mix into the chocolate and nutella mixture until fully combined. Chill the dough for at least four hours in the bowl with plastic wrap on top. You can also leave the mixture overnight and bake the following day.
Once dough is chilled and ready to bake, Preheat the oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set a bowl of the confectioners sugar aside with a dash (or two) of chipotle spice (optional) and scoop dough with a medium cookie scoop. Drop balls of dough into the confectioners sugar and roll. Place onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the cookie dough is gone.
Adapted from Simply Recipes