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Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Are you sitting down? I hope you are. Let’s just say these came out amazing and like always I have been so excited to share these with you. Sometimes, ideas come to me and sometimes others say maybe you should add this or that. I absolutely adore this recipe for chocolate chip cookies but I have been thinking about tweaking it and adding something to it. I kept thinking nutella and the other day a friend said, how about nutella AND peanut butter. Done. Sold. I had to try it.

After one batch, I had to tweak a little and then it was set. And then yesterday, I just had to — yes I had to make them again.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Now, don’t ask me what my favorite cookies are…it would be like choosing between my two dogs and telling you which one is my favorite. Can’t do it.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.netNutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

I ground the rolled oats in my food processor just like the other DoubleTree Hotel cookies. These cookies are healthy because they have oats in them, right?

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Pretty fine but not perfectly fine.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Mix all of the dry ingredients.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Pack the brown sugar, for this recipe I’m only using light brown sugar. I love my sugar bear, I don’t even remember where I bought it. It helps keep the brown sugar from hardening.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Cream the brown sugar and the butter.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

After adding the egg.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Add dry ingredients and don’t overmix or your cookies will take like a cake or cakie instead of a cookie.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

All ready…

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

for the chocolate chips. I really like mini chocolate chips for this recipe.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Mixed together.

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Add scoops of peanut butter and nutella into the cookie dough and carefully mix…don’t overmix because you want swirls in your cookies!

Nutella-Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out the dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. I freeze the cookie dough for at least 4 hours and then bake them!

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Can you see the peanut butter and the nutella?

Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

Because I also had to stack the cookies. Seriously, so in love with these cookies. The peanut butter tickles the roof of my mouth. The nutella is so smooth and nice with the pb.

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Nutella-Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Yield: makes 30 cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

Total Time: 41 minutes (plus 4 hours inactive time for chilling the dough)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread

Directions:

  1. Pulse oats in a food processor until semi-fine. Pour into a medium-sized mixing bowl along with flour, baking soda and salt. Mix with a rubber spatula and set aside.
  2. Add butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer. Cream together on low speed with the paddle attachment. Add egg and mix on medium until you have a smooth mixture. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bottom of the bowl with a spatula at least once.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until incorporated in batches. Don't overmix. Remove bowl from stand mixer and scrape off paddle attachment. Add chocolate chips and mix with a rubber spatula.
  4. Add drops of peanut butter and nutella chocolate hazelnut spread on top of the cookie dough. Using the rubber spatula, mix but don't overmix, you want swirls in the dough.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate or freeze the cookie dough for at least 3 to 4 hours or overnight even.
  6. To bake: Place cookie dough portions onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches apart. Bake 350 degrees F for 11-12 minutes or until desired doneness. After removing from oven, carefully place parchment paper on a cooling rack to allow to cool completely. Allow to cool completely on a cooling rack if storing. Store in a sealed container with a slice of sandwich bread to ensure softness of cookies.

Tip: Freeze cookie dough! After scooping portions of cookie dough, place baking sheet in the freezer. When the dough is completely frozen, place dough into zippered plastic bags and label them with the date, oven temperature and baking time.

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Nutella and Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies from thelittlekitchen.net

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23 Responses to “Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 1
    Glory/ Glorious Treats — July 28, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    Yum!! These look amazing!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 28, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    These look like a solid cookie swap recipe!!! Holy freaking goodness!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — July 28, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Those look HEAVENLY!!!

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    Kim — July 28, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    Drooling…may I ask if this is crunchy/ crispy type of Cookie or chewy one. I made the Double Tree recipe but it came out chewy which I don’t fancy. Thank you n GREAT work!

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    • Julie Deily replied: July 28th, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

      Hi Kim,

      They are chewy but with the DoubleTree cookies, I have baked them longer than I have in the instructions and when they cooled, they were crunchy/crispy. It’s funny, I prefer a chewy cookie! Thanks!

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — July 28, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    Basically my two favorite things in one. These look so FAB!

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    Zainab — July 28, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    I’m so glad I was sitting down for these. Uhmm freaking amazing!!!

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    JaneC — July 28, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

    I have got to make these. I have all the ingredients in the pantry. But my husband has been dieting. Moral quandary here. Make them and keep them all to myself? :-)

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    • Julie Deily replied: July 28th, 2014 @ 5:57 pm

      Hi Jane!

      Sounds like you already have it all figured out :) :) Hope you enjoy them if you make them!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 28, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

    You can’t go wrong with Nutella and PB, love!

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    Tieghan Gerard — July 28, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

    These are the best flavor combos. What a cookie!!

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    Joshua Hampton — July 29, 2014 @ 1:51 am

    These cookies are unbelievable. Nutella and peanut butter? Oh wow.

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    Medeja — July 29, 2014 @ 5:29 am

    peanut butter and the nutella.. these cookies look and sound like a dream :D

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 29, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    Oh my word..these cookies!! Julie!!

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    Christine at Cook the Story — July 29, 2014 @ 10:14 am

    My kids will go crazy for these cookies!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 29, 2014 @ 12:47 pm

    Oooo! Yes, please! These sounds absolutely amazing, Julie! Pinned!

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — July 30, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    These look amazing! I am going to use your ground up oat idea. It seems like it would make a heartier cookie without adding big pieces of oats.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — July 30, 2014 @ 8:04 pm

    These are going on my must-try soon list! So delicious!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — July 31, 2014 @ 10:51 pm

    I dream of Nutella at night so I must make these cookies pronto!

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    JaneC — August 1, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    Oh my gosh! These are so good! I pulled just a few out from the freezer and baked. Just a very few so my dieting husband can have one. (I also made them smaller). I have a cookie exchange to go to in a few weeks. Now I know what I am taking. Thank you, Julie.

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    • Julie Deily replied: August 4th, 2014 @ 5:06 pm

      Jane, that’s so awesome to hear! :)

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    Sarah — August 19, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

    What a fabulous recipe, Julie! These cookies came out so chewy and delicious! The oats add a great bit of texture, and you can never go wrong with peanut butter and Nutella! Next time I make them, I need to do the swirling a bit more carefully. :-)

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    • Julie Deily replied: September 25th, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

      Sarah, yay! So glad you liked them! :)

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