Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies
Today I decided to experiment with a fairly new recipe I came across over the summer. I made Nutella cookies for my oldest’s birthday party & they were a HUGE hit! However, the recipe didn’t make nearly enough so I doubled them the next time I made them.
I changed things up a bit since I didn’t have enough to make a double batch. I substituted half the Nutella for peanut butter & tweaked the recipe a bit more.
½ cup Nutella
½ cup peanut butter (I used creamy but chunky would work too)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup shortening (I use Crisco, but butter will work as well)
2 cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream Nutella, peanut butter, sugar & shortening. Add eggs & vanilla extract, beating well. Add baking soda, salt & flour, one cup at a time until combined.
Once dough forms a large ball you are ready to start scooping onto an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. I found with my oven that 8 minutes wasn’t quite long enough but 10 minutes seemed to dry them out. Yields about 3 dozen cookies.