Monday, September 24, 2012

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies


I'm totally diggin' your fall wish list. I miss sharing a closet with you! We didn't know how good we had it!

I gotta fill you in on this recipe I just tried. Last week I got a wild hair to bake. Perhaps it was the lovely autumnal weather, or perhaps it was this insanely gorgeous photo. Last Thursday night I acted on an annual urge to bake and I walked to the grocery store to stock up on all the fixings for Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter + Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies via Monique at Ambitious Kitchen.

Let me break that down for you again...

Brown Butter
Sea Salt
Chocolate Chip

Aside from the obvious, why is this blog worthy? Well, as you know I bake approximately never. I don't know why I don't like to bake. My Mom isn't a huge baker... I guess we're more of a savory people. So when a recipe involving flour, vanilla extract and brown sugar catches my eye, it's kind of a big deal. And Jeff certainly thinks so!

So I made them, with some 4th quarter help from Jeff, and they were DELISH! Totally as good as I expected them to be, if not as beautiful as the aforementioned photos.

Here's where I strayed from the instructions and I shouldn't have... DUH.

**I didn't use all three types of chocolate chips and I should have. The nutella is so milk-chocolatey, I think the mixture of chocolate flavors is key. I also bought kinda big chips, which made it harder to fold the dough over the nutella.

** I freezed the dough for 30 minutes instead of the suggested 2 hour route in the fridge. This made it so much harder (literally and figuratively) to make the dough balls.

** I'm not an experienced baker, so perhaps it was me, but I think these cookies are easy to over-cook. I wish mine had been a little more gooey.

This recipe has been all over the internet lately, so you may run across it again. I really recommend it and the Ambitious Kitchen blog in general. I'm planning on making this Nutty Strawberry Banana Breakfast Quinoa tomorrow.

In other recipe news.... Jeff and I tried this Lamb Kebabs with Lima Bean Salad last week and loved it. And this week we're trying this Heirloom Tomato Sandwich recipe, but substituting the tofu for goat cheese, my fave. We'll let you know how it goes!

You can check out more of my favorite recipes and ones I'd like to try here!

Cookin' with gas,


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. These look amazing! I am on a huge Nutella kick right now. It's so good just on a toasted wheat English muffin. I am definitely going to try making these sometime soon. I'll let you know how it goes!

  2. Laura, I really think you'll love them. Definitely let me know what you think! D