I have to admit—I’m kinda running out of things to say about cookies.
This is cookie #11, and the only thoughts running through my head at this point are, “COOKIES GOOD. EAT.” Spoken, of course, in Cookie Monster’s voice.
What, Cookie Monster isn’t the voice inside your head? Just me?
It’s really unfortunate that I can’t drum up anything more eloquent to say about these Nutella cookies, because they deserve my absolute best write-up. They are absolutely delicious. They’re like if peanut butter cookie dough took one too many shots of Nutella, and then did a cliff dive into a pool of roasted hazelnuts. They’re crunchy and craggy on the outside, but soft and chewy inside, with an awesome crunch from a heavy-handed dose of hazelnuts.
I would call these cookies a “workhorse” cookie. They aren’t going to win any awards at your office cookie contest, and I highly doubt they’ll be the next smash sensation to take over your Pinterest feed, but they are darn delicious, easy to make, and chances are, you have almost all the ingredients to whip up a batch right now. They’re also pretty much impossible to mess up. And, dare I say it, they’re almost a little bit kinda healthy. I mean, they have peanut butter and hazelnuts in them. Healthy fats and all that.
I hope you’ll give these cookies the benefit of the doubt, and not blame them for my totally cookied-out brain. I swear, they are worth your consideration.
These easy-to-make Nutella cookies are crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
I’ve done a lot of hating on crunchy cookies over the past few weeks. It’s no secret that my preference is for chewy, gooey, soft cookies, but I do have a soft spot (hard spot?) in my heart for one crunchy cookie—the sweet, delicate, adorable spritz cookie.
I think part of why I love spritz cookies so much is that they are just so darn fun to make. I pull out my cookie press exactly once a year, but it is still one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. I mean. It’s a gun. That shoots out cookies. How awesome is that?
The name “spritz” comes from the German word spritzen which means “to squirt,” which refers to how the dough is squirted out of the cookie press to form the cookies. The standard recipe for spritz cookies is buttery and sweet, and delicious all on its own, but I tend to like to dress up my spritz cookies with a little bit of festive flavor. This version uses two classic holiday flavors—clementines and cloves.
I love having a couple of these cookies with a mug of tea. These are not decadent cookies. They are light, delicate, and just a little bit sweet. They’re the perfect cookie if you’re looking for a little bit of a treat, but don’t want to overload yourself with a sugar bomb.
Typically, you’ll find a lot of spritz cookies decked out to the nines with food coloring, sprinkles, and other candies, but I like to keep my spritz cookies pretty simple—I just sprinkle them with a bit of sugar right before baking. It gives them a really beautiful shimmer.
We’re spending this weekend with my family celebrating Christmas—I’m leaving my computer at home and enjoying my family! I hope you have absolutely wonderful weekend!
A twist on the Christmas classic, these clementine and clove spritz cookies are full of bright and warm holiday flavor.