Nom Rating (out of 5):
Nutella-filled plain cookie- **
Nutella-filled chocolate chip cookie- ***
Nutella-filled peanut butter cookie- ****
Peanut butter cookie with Nutella on top- **
Nutella-filled no-bake cookie- ****
It was two days ago that I stumbled upon the fact that such a thing as World Nutella Day existed. How lucky I was to find out about a holiday the day before it was taking place! It seems as though I usually find out about things only a moment too late.
“There’s a great sale going on at the mall! 50% off all clearance…it ended yesterday.”
“Coldstone Creamery is giving away free ice cream today until 3pm…it’s 3:15.”
“We can get free admittance to the art museum through February 5th…oh, today is the 6th.”
Life just goes that way…usually. So when I found out about World Nutella Day, I knew I had to celebrate (that, and I had an openned jar of Nutella in the pantry and Mr. Torres had been requesting Nutella-filled cookies).
I knew it was important to get into the holiday spirit before beginning to bake, so I made a steaming mug of Nutella hot chocolate that I had been looking forward to trying since seeing the recipe the day before. Verdict:Nutella makes a better spread than a drink. It wasn’t bad, but I felt like I had to use half the jar of Nutella to actaully taste anything. Fortunately, I had bigger and better things in store for Nutella today. On to the cookie making!
I was unsure as to what type of cookie would combine with Nutella to create the best filled treat, so I decided to try three different cookie recipes and hope that at least one of them came our a winner. The recipes that I used were some tried and true favorites from Mama K (my mother and a wonderful cook) that I had filed away in my recipe box; chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and no-bake cookies.