This is a cup of Nutella.
Cup-o’-tella. You’re welcome.
These are cookies that are basically Nutella and peanut butter smashed together and baked until super fudgy and juuust barely crispy on the edges.
This is peanut butter glaze.
You know those times when you just need a cookie? As in…right now? It should be warm. It should involve chocolate. And it should be right. now.
I’ve had that. My roommates and I once went on a failed 10 PM adventure to get some fresh baked cookies…or at least cookies we could warm up! We thought baking would take too long.
Really…baking would have been much quicker and much less disappointing. At least it was fun? Right Jenn? Erika?
Anyway, if I had known about these cookies at that point in my life things would have been much different. These come together, mixing and baking, in 15 minutes NO JOKE. (Unless you do the freezing step..then it’s more like 20…I think you’re still going to be ok.)
Plus it’s Nutella and peanut butter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do it. Right now. Go.
Attach this recipe to your jar of homemade Nutella for a nice gift! Just make sure to include a spoon. Realistically, the Nutella may not ever make it to cookie status.
*Entirely too many cookies were eaten in the creation of this blog post.
P.S. Just saying:
Peanut butter glaze. Not at all necessary. But…kinda necessary.
K now GO. I’m timing you.
Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
1 cup Nutella
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon flour
**I should note that I used both homemade Nutella and homemade peanut butter. The consistency of my homemade versions may throw off the recipe a bit. It shouldn’t be too different but you may need less flour. Use your best judgement and let me know if it works out for you/how you adjusted!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients except flour in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
2. Slowly add flour until it looks like dough instead of Nutella. It will pull away from the sides when you stir but it will still be sticky
3. If you want to make it easier to work with, pop the whole thing in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
4. Pull off about 1 tablespoon of dough at a time and roll into a ball. Place on prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between cookies
5. Bake 9 minutes, let cool, drizzle and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Glaze
The peanut butter glaze is just a standard powdered sugar/milk glaze with a spoonful of peanut butter stirred in. Do it!
Recipe makes 20, 1 tablespoon-size cookies