Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this day. In the past 5 days, I have taken 2 AP tests (both longer than 3 hours), played in my final orchestra concert at MSM of the year, and taken music finals on top of that. So after what seems like the world’s longest work week, I’m finally done! This means that I only have 4 academically strenuous classes in school, I’m no longer in the competition season for gymnastics, and I’m (almost) done with all of my music testing, aside from my music final and the orchestra audition this Saturday.

Now that my life has toned down considerably, I’m really hoping that I will be able to post and bake much more frequently than I have done this entire year. One of the fastest, easiest, and tastiest things to bake are cookies. They come together in 10 minutes tops, and within 30 minutes, you have yourself a delicious, warm, gooey cookie entering your mouth. Along with many of the things that I have made, these were not enjoyed by my family, but rather by all of my friends at school. Between 30 teenage boys and girls, these were gone within the hour (and they even tasted good too!). This quick n’ easy recipe came from Kirbie Cravings, and these will certainly leave you wanting for more. 🙂

Soft and Chewy Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 2 dozen larger cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp nutella
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and prepare 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Mix together the flour and baking soda. In an electric mixer, mix together the butter and the sugars. Add in the eggs and the vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the nutella.
  3. Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the white chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Scoop onto the cookie sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on how you like your cookies.

Life is too short to not eat cookies. 🙂

-Rayna

Baci Brownies with Nutella Buttercream

Hello there again fellow bakers!

I modified this amazing recipe from Gingerbread Bagels

I switched it up a bit though.

See, I made this because my sister is going away to camp for 6 weeks. And she doesn’t like blondies. Because she’s picky, and because she’s my little sister.

I forgot to take pictures of the steps and all because I was too annoyed at the lack of BUTTER in my household. We have dried chrysanthemum flowers but no BUTTER? There is something wrong with this equation.

That’s what aunts are for though, right? She was so kind to bring me to the grocery store and buy butter with me 🙂 (along with my multigrain low fat waffles :p)

Here’s my modified version, but I’m sure if I had stuck with the original way, they would have turned out better.

Baci Brownies

  • 1 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Baci bar (I used Lindt with Hazelnuts) chopped/broken into pieces

Directions

1. Set the oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking pan

2. Mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix together the light brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Once combined, add the eggs in.

4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients (half and half is what I generally do) and fold in. Be careful not to overmix!

5. Add the chopped up Baci bar to the batter and fold to combine

6. Put in the oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center. (You can add some chocolate chips/ baci bar pieces to the top so they get all melty and yummy :D)

7. Set aside to cool and then glob on the delectable Nutella Buttercream!

Nutella Buttercream

  • 7 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1-1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, Nutella, and vanilla extract

2. Once well mixed, add in 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, followed by 1/4 cup of heavy cream.

3. Repeat step 2 with the remaining powdered sugar and heavy cream.

4. Use all the willpower to have NOT to eat the entire bowl while mixing (electric mixer works best, I used hand) on high for 5 minutes until smooth and creamy.

Spread the ooey gooey buttercream on the brownies and enjoy!