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Fudgy Nutella Brownies with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Howdy!

Nutella, one the greatest inventions EVER. I love it. Clearly, it’s been a popular ingredient lately. So when I decided to try and make brownies that I actually like, my mind naturally drifted to Nutella! I’m not the biggest fan of brownies to begin with– they are dry a lot of times, I don’t think have an authentic chocolate flavor, and they just never seem to turn out right. These, my friends, DEFY my doubts about brownies! They are SUPER fudgy, have an amazing flavor, and I actually want to eat them… all the time. So check ’em out friends!

Cake:

You’ll need…

Nutella Brownies Ingredients

You’ll need to…

Cake:

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper. In a saucepan on low heat, melt your butter and stir in sugar and vanilla until it is smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl, sift together you flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and set aside for later. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), add your butter and sugar mixture. Add one egg at a time, mixing each one well after you add it.

Add in the flour mixture slowly, and mix well. Then add in the Nutella (the BEST part), and mix well. You batter will look so velvety and chocolatey, so perfect. For real, just look at that!

Add in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed. Pour the batter into your baking pan.

Bake for about 35 minutes. *Note- these are VERY fudgy brownies; the toothpick test is not accurate for this! When the crust looks nice and flaky, they are ready! Set on a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting:

You’ll need…

Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

You’ll need to…

In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), cream together your butter and cream cheese. Add the Nutella and vanilla, and continue to mix until smooth.

Add in your powdered sugar slowly, until you have reached the consistency you like. Add in the whipping cream, and mix well.

Once your brownies have cooled completely, frost the brownies!

It is EXTREMELY difficult to control yourself and NOT eat one right away… don’t worry, you don’t have to control yourself. EAT ONE! They are delicious!

Heavenly. So Nutella-y, so chocolately, so delicious!

The thing I LOVE about these brownies is that they are so fudgy and gooey, but the hazelnuts really add great flavor and texture. And the frosting… ohhhh the frosting! Together, they are Chocolate Nutella heaven!

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make them, now go out there and try it yourself (or come to my house and I’ll make them for you)! I promise, they’re not hard to make, and they are worth it! I do suggest a nice cold glass of milk, or some vanilla ice cream to go with these babies! And of course, a nice long run afterwards! And remember, even if you’re not a brownie lover, I think you’ll really enjoy these! If a brownie skeptic like me loves these, I think you will too!

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, leave them for me!!! Enjoy!

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

Fudgy Nutella Brownies

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup unsalted butter

2 cups granulated sugar

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 cup all purpose flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

1 cup Nutella

½ cup hazelnuts

¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting:

6 oz cream cheese, room temperature

2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup Nutella

2 ½ – 3 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla

You’ll need to…

Cake:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan on low heat, melt your butter and stir in sugar and vanilla until it is smooth. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together you flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and set aside for later.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), add your sugar. Add one egg at a time, mixing each one well after you add it.
  5. Add in the flour mixture slowly, and mix well.
  6. Add in the Nutella, and mix well. Add in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Pour the batter into your baking pan, and bake for about 35 minutes. *Note- these are VERY fudgy brownies; the toothpick test is not accurate for this! When the crust looks nice and flaky, they are ready!
  8. Set on a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting:

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), cream together your butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add the Nutella and vanilla, and continue to mix until smooth.
  3. Add in your powdered sugar slowly, until you have reached the consistency you like.
  4. Add in the whipping cream, and mix well.
  5. Once your brownies have cooled completely, frost the brownies!

Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

Howdy!

So yesterday, I filled the typical woman stereotype by going to the store for what else: chocolate chips and diet coke. Two of my favorite things! As I was roaming the isles of the amazing HEB (greatest grocery store in the world… I don’t know how I ever survived without it) I came upon another one of my favorite things– NUTELLA!!! And as if I wasn’t already inclined to buy it, it was on sale, $4 for the big jar! This never happens, so of course, I seized the amazing deal and took that opportunity to finally create my newest Nutella creation! And thus, the Nutella Hazelnut Cookies were born! And because of my love for Nutella, I couldn’t just have it in the batter, but I decided to FILL the cookies with it too! If you are a Nutella lover, I PROMISE you will not be disappointed! These cookies are soft, VERY Nutella-y, and perfect! And the hazelnuts add a nice flavor and crunch to the cookie. So in short, these cookies will make your wildest Nutella dreams come true! So no more hesitating, let’s get started!!!

You’ll need…

Nutella Hazelnut Cookie Ingredients

*Baking soda is in the picture, but NOT in the recipe! I was a baking machine the day I took this, and accidentally put that in, SORRY!

You’ll need to…

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, mix together your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside for later. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

Lower the speed of your mixer, and add in the egg and vanilla. Then add in the Nutella.

Add the flour mixture, and mix until everything is well incorporated.

Add in the hazelnuts (and chocolate chips if you choose) and mix until evenly distributed.

Form spoonfuls of cookie dough into a ball, and then flatten. In the middle, place about ½ a tablespoon of Nutella, and then roll the dough back into a ball, and place on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 6-9 minutes, and remove from the oven. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
You will want to eat them as soon as you can take them off the tray… and you will be justified in that. Go ahead, eat away! They are messy when they’re warm, but that is the absolute BEST!!! I am pretty sure my face was covered in Nutella yesterday, but for those of you who know me, you know I didn’t mind in the least! 🙂
YUMMMMMMMMMM!!! I think this is my favorite creation I’ve baked up… ever!

These babies are so gooey, so rich with Nutella… they will rock your Nutella world! They are easy to make, and oh so delicious! I AM IN LOVE 🙂

Now, I made these two ways- with chocolate chips in the batter, and without! Both are ever so tasty! I prefer them without the chocolate chips, because it keeps the flavor of the cookies entirely focused on the Nutella, but they really are delicious with or without! If you make them, you should try them both ways too to figure out which you like better!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how these are made… I wish you could have joined me! You REALLY have to try making these, I promise you will be extremely happy you did!

If you have any questions/comments/suggestions, leave them for me!!!

 

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

Ingredients:

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup light brown sugar, packed

½ cup Nutella, plus extra for filling

1 egg

¾ tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ cup hazelnuts, chopped

½ cup chocolate chips ***optional


You’ll need to…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside for later.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl), beat together your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Lower the speed of your mixer, and add in the egg and vanilla. Then add in the Nutella.
  5. Add the flour mixture, and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  6. Add in the hazelnuts (and chocolate chips if you choose) and mix until evenly distributed.
  7. Form spoonfuls of cookie dough into a ball, and then flatten. In the middle, place about ½ a tablespoon of Nutella, and then roll the dough back into a ball, and place on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 6-9 minutes, and remove from the oven. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.