This post is devoted to how messy my (mom’s) kitchen gets when I bake, and the ongoing struggle that my mother and I deal with over what the definition of a “clean” kitchen is. More often than not, I believe that I have thoroughly cleaned the kitchen, only for my mom to come downstairs and ask me when I plan to start cleaning…so that gets awkward. Anyways, just to show you all where she’s coming from, the kitchen DOES indeed look like a small tornado hit it while I’m baking…
I know you all deeply wonder about the “behind the scenes,” or what it looks like before you get a finished product like this…
By now, you’ve forgotten all about my messy kitchen, and your mouths are (hopefully) watering due to these Reeses-stuffed Nutella cookies. You heard that correctly. The batter contains almost a cup of Nutella, while the cookies themselves have a Reeses cup inside.
What could physically be better and more decadent than these? I really can’t answer that, but please let me know if you find something!
What you will need:
- 1/2 C butter, salted, at room temperature
- 1/2 C brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 C cake flour
- 1/2 C all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 C Nutella (I used 1 cup)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 C semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Making the Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a bowl beat butter until soft, about one minute
- Add in sugars and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until soft and fluffy.
- Add in vanilla, egg and Nutella. Mix together well.
- Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just incorporated.
- Add in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8 minutes
To add the Reeses, roll the cookie dough into a ball and place a mini Reeses cup in the middle, then take a much smaller ball of dough and press it over the Reeses to cover it completely. Flatten the cookie slightly before baking, and make sure that the Reeses is completely covered.
I actually have to apologize that I was in such a rush to get back to school on the day I baked these that I totally forgot to take pictures of a half-bitten cookie in order to show off the middle! You’ll just have to make them yourself! Enjoy!
P.S. Thanks mom for letting me make a mess of the kitchen every time I come home, AND for supplying me with all of the ingredients I need! Love you! (I’ll have a list on Friday)!
*Recipe adapted from: http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/chocolate-chip-nutella-cookies/