In my last Foodie Penpal exchange, the Barefoot Baker gave me some of her favorites from when she studied abroad. One of those tasty treats was nutella, which is Austin’s favorite thing in every country
My favorite thing: peanut butter! I can eat it with a spoon, on pretzels, well, on almost anything. Since I’m a good wife, I thought I would combine our two loves! Enter Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies! I made the recipe as described, but I did use the best peanut butter ever: Once Again Nut Butter. Check out this peanut butter and see if it’s a store near you– organic, delicious, and you’ll be supporting the company my cousin works for.
Also, make these cookies- they are great!
P.S. I made a peanut butter frosting to dip these cookies in that was the perfect addition- stayed tuned for that recipe!!!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup sugar, for dipping
- Prep time: 20 minutes
- Cook time: 10-12 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Difficulty: easy
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients except the Nutella. Stir until everything is well combined. Add the Nutella, and stir gently. You want to incorporate it into the dough, but leave a definite swirl.
Scoop 1 inch balls of dough, and place on a cookie sheet. Dip fork in the sugar, and gently press down on the balls of dough to create the cross marks. Bake for 10 -12 minutes. Cool slightly on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a wire rack.