World Nutella Day

Happy World Nutella Day!

Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso declare Saturday, February 5th World Nutella Day 2011 – a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly, to EAT Nutella.This day makes me very happy as Nutella is my favourite spread in the world (sorry peanut butter). My boyfriend usually has a large jar stashed at his house that I attack regularly with a spoon.

I couldn’t decide what to bake for Nutella Day (cupcakes? brownies? cake? slice?) and in the end I decided to bake cookies. I wanted a nice buttery biscuit that wasn’t too sweet to contrast with the decadently sweet and fudgey Nutella. And boy were they a success! My family and I can’t stop eating them :)

Butter Cookies with Nutella
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 225g butter, softened
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 2¼ cups plain flour
  • 200g Nutella (approx, add as much or as little as you like!)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Sift in the flour and bring the mixture together to form a dough (don't overbeat).
  4. Roll the dough into balls and place them a few centimeters apart on a lined baking tray.
  5. Gently flatten the balls out slightly with your hand. Using your thumb make a dent in the middle of each cookie (don't make a hole through to the bottom though!)
  6. Fill each hole with Nutella.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Get creative with the Nutella! I also flattened out 2 balls into discs, put a huge dollop of Nutella in the middle of one and placed the second on top. Then I gently pinched around the sides and finished it off with impressions from a fork like they often do with ravioli. A buttery cookie filled with Nutella is amazing.

I hope you enjoy World Nutella Day and perhaps participate next year!

Comments

    • Swah says

      I bake whenever I have some spare time or need to relax. When people are unwinding in front of TV, I am baking! :)

  1. says

    As I love Nutella, it’s definitely one way I gonna abuse nutella. They simply are not any better than a warm freshly baked bun with nutella.

    you should feel like a wholeweat buns

    The recipe is

    5 dl. Water
    50 grams yeast
    1 tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. sugar
    1 dl. oil
    700 grams flour
    And then some. 120 grams of a wholeweat type of flour I use, among other things, wholeweat flour, but there is carte blanche to make the wholeweat bun you yourself like.

    Yeast, salt, sugar and water stirred together so the yeast dissolves, then get the oil in.
    So the wholeweat flour that is blended in gently
    The flour is mixed in a little flour at a time until you have a fluffy and slightly sticky dough.
    The dough must be kneaded well possibly. in a machine, which I do.

    Then put it for raising for approx. 1 hour, until it is raised.
    Then cast the dough down and shaped into about 18 buns, who took their rise for approx. 20 min.

    One can then brush them with egg and sprinkled a little meal or oatmeal on top.
    I do it never, for the fall of it all anyway. o)

    And bake in oven at 200 degrees Celsius at No. 2 slot from bottom in approx. 12-15 min.

    And since it is wholeweat buns, they may well serve as an alternative to bread for lunch.

  2. Phil says

    I made the stuffed ones yesterday. just great.

    I used about 20 grams of dough per ball and a heaping tsp of Nutella. Makes a large cookie that is rich and delious.

  3. Mike says

    Enjoyed them very much! For those Americans that want to give it a go, 225 g of butter is approx 2 sticks or 1 cup. The 200 grams of Nutella + approx 1/4 cup and 180C equals 355F

    I did add a touch of pure Vanilla 1 1/2 tsp which honestly I’m not sure made a difference but I always add Vanilla to Butter cookies :)

    • Swah says

      I am glad you enjoyed them Mike! And thank you very much for the American conversions :) And a touch of vanilla sounds delicious!

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