Thursday, January 6, 2011

Nutella Oatmeal Cookies


I'm in love with nutella. I will put it on everything and continue to try to find more ways to incorporate it into recipes. So as I was creating new types of oatmeal I saw the recipe on the back of the oatmeal container for....you guessed it - Oatmeal cokies.  So enter a few changes here and there (substituted self-rising flour for the flour and leavening agents) and tweaked the ratios and I came up with a delicious cookie with a nutella flavoring. 

One thing I've noticed is that if you put too much nutella into a recipe - it becomes incredibly rich and overpowering. So this time I only put 1/2 cup of nutella into the recipe and the result is a slight flavoring that compliments the cookie and doesn't over power it. 

If we are going to be eating more oatmeal for National Oatmeal Month we mind as well have it in cookie form as well.


1 3/4 cup of self-rising flour
8 oz (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened
2 eggs
3 cups quick cook oats
1/2 cup nutella
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups chopped walnuts

Combine the butter and sugars together in a mixer with the paddle attachment and mix until fluffy (a couple of minutes). Add the nutella and then the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Then put the flour in 1/2 cup a time until mixed through. Add the quick cook oats and take off the mixer. Fold in the walnuts with a spatula. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes.

22 comments:

  1. Me too. I like that this might count as a hearty breakfast with oatmeal. =)

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  2. I love Nutella as well...so much I can't even have it in the house as I can't seem to stop at one serving! But I love drooling over everyone else's nutella recipes. As soon as I saw this post through Foodbuzz I had to come visit you! Definitely drool-worthy!

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  3. Nutella is the best, so addicting! The cookies sound great, thanks for the tip on baking with nutella!

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  4. Maybe I could try this, I am not a Nutella fan but if it were more subtle I might just like it. Lovely picture.

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  5. I'm in love with Nutella too. It took me a long time to discover it and give it a try. I luv what you've done here, adding it to oatmeal cookies! Thx for the tip about not adding too much Nutella. :)

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  6. Thanks everyone! The Nutella is very subtle which works for this cookie.

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  7. nutella is the screen saver on my laptop! :D

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  8. I'm in trouble when I bust out the jar of Nutella. I love it so much that I could eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar. Thanks for giving me one more vehicle to transport Nutella to my belly!

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  10. Who doesn't love Nutella. And oatmeal. Quite the combination you've got here.

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  11. Thanks gigbiting!

    Roxan - my thought is this: Make the cookies but only bake a few and freeze the rest of the cookie dough...Everybody wins. =)

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  12. Could these cookies be any better!! I don't think so!

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  13. Love nutella. And oatmeal cookies. Wonderful idea to put them together! I can't wait to try these!

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  14. Just discovered your blog. Love it!

    I won't be trying this recipe any time soon, because I am on a New Years diet. But I'll tuck this one away. If I successfully shrink my ass and thighs, this will be a great reward.

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  15. Nutella in different forms is always delicious. Paired with oatmeal is a great idea! Nice recipe.

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  16. I LOVE Nutella! These cookies look delicious.

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  17. Are these soft and chewy cookies or crispy and crunchy cookies?

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  18. Yes, you're totally right. Anything with nutella is amazing!

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  19. Just made these! Reduced the white sugar to 1 cup as it's nutellas no 1 ingredient. Used pecans instead. Next time will substitute peanut butter for some of the butter and put in just a half cup of brown sugar. I did freeze half of the dough to use later.

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  20. Made these last night, used chocolate chips in lieu of nuts--SO GOOD! I added a little extra nutella as well, but these were so wonderful! Everyone enjoyed them. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  21. I made these last night because I was having a "moment" and needed something sweet in a hurry. I fourth the recipe, (which is hard with two eggs), didn't have SR so I used AP instead and added a little salt and baking powder. They turned out to be the best cookie I have ever made. Definitely making a batch for my son in the Air Force and shipping tomorrow!

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