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Nutella-Stuffed Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time:

30 mins.

Cook Time:

12 mins.

Yield:

32 cookies

Rolling cookie dough in confectioner’s sugar pulls moisture from the cookie’s surface, resulting in the delightful cracked and “crinkly” look of these chewy, chocolatey confections. A dab of Nutella in the center makes them irresistible.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted, unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups Swans Down®️ Cake Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (13-ounce) jar Nutella® Hazelnut Spread
  • 1 cup toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. IN the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add 1 cup of the cocoa powder and the sugar and butter; mix until well combined. Add eggs one at a time and mix until fully incorporated.
  2. WHISK together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to cocoa mixture and blend until just combined. Transfer the dough to the refrigerator and chill for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  3. MEASURE 1/4 teaspoon size scoops of Nutella and place on several small baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Freeze for at least 1 hour (and up to 3 days).
  4. PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. SCOOP dough into 1-inch balls. Make an indentation in each ball with your thumb and place a frozen scoop of Nutella in, pinching the dough closed. Roll each ball in the chopped hazelnuts and then confectioners’ sugar and place on the baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  6. BAKE for 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack to finish cooling.

KITCHEN TIP:

  • Because the Nutella defrosts quickly and can become difficult to handle, fill the dough balls in small batches, removing the Nutella scoops from freezer only as needed for each batch.