Chocolate Nutella Thumbprint Cookies and my Grandma
Recipe type: Cookie
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  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large yolk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 2tbsp flour
  • ⅓ cup chopped chocolate
  • Nutella for filling
  1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
  2. Add egg yolk, vanilla, salt and mix
  3. Add flour and beat on low speed
  4. Add chocolate
  5. At this point, you can freeze the dough for up to a month if you want
  6. Form dough into balls
  7. Place on parchment paper or a silpat baking sheet
  8. Make a "thumbprint" depression and fill with Nutella
  9. Place in freezer for 15 minutes
  10. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes
This is a very easy dough to make ahead, freeze and then make when you need it. The recipe also lends itself very well to doubling or even tripling if you need to make a big batch And of course, you can use the end of a wooden spoon or other utensil, to make the thumbprint impression I used my icing kit to fill the cookies - much cleaner and easier than spooning Nutella into the cookies
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