Treat Yo’ Self: Nutella Cookies

Now, I’m no Paula Deen, but I do enjoy baking or light cooking every once in awhile. And with a kitchen readily available I am all the more inclined to crack a few eggs.  Also, baking is a pleasant alternative to starting my Quest paper. Plato can wait.

Cuisine at Home magazine presents a recipe sure to please chocolate lovers everywhere and possibly satisfy your desire for Peirce cookies. (The chocolate ones with white chocolate chips … so good.)

1. Whisk together and set aside:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp table salt

2. Beat:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar for 5 minutes
  • 2 eggs (add one at a time)
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add flour mixture from part one

3. Chill dough 4 hours or more

4. Finely chop hazelnuts (also called Filberts)

5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

6. Once dough is chilled, scoop dough with a #60 scoop or 2 tsp and roll into a ball with your hands

7. Roll the dough balls in the hazelnuts and/or press the hazelnuts firmly into the balls

8. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes and let cool on baking sheets

Candyland

A drink recipe of pure delight (for our readers of age, of course).

Warning: Katy Perry's music may become more appealing upon consuming this beverage.

  • 2 Parts Vodka
  • 2 Parts Ginger Ale
  • 1 part Raspberry Lemonade

One taste tester said, “It tastes like candy!”