~ "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." ~ "Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing" ~ "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." ~ "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."~

Monday, October 17, 2011

Chocolate Almond Butter( or Nutella) Cookies with Chocolate Glaze...# 4 in a series of desserts.

Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Chocolate Glaze. This cookie has a milder chocolate flavor... than say, the brownie cookie I posted earlier. But it still has plenty of chocolate flavor coming from all the chocolate- almond spread, chocolate chips, and chocolate glaze. It's a nice soft cookie....
While the original recipe uses Nutella, I chose to use a chocolate almond butter/spread...just because I had a jar in the house. I can only imagine the hazelnut flavor would be quite delicious. So feel free to use Nutella instead. Yet another cookie that can be made quickly...and varies the cookie platter up a bit:). So here is #4 in a series of desserts. Hope you enjoy...

You will need: adapted from Espresso and Cream

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup chocolate-almond butter/spread (or Nutella as per original)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1-2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped almonds/hazelnuts, optional(I didn't use)

Additional melted chocolate, for glaze, optional

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy 4-5 minutes.
3. Add in the egg and beat until combined.
4. Beat in the chocolate-almond butter/spread or Nutella ... and the vanilla.
5. Whisk the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour.
6. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate butter mixture and mix just until combined.
7. Stir in the chocolate chips and chopped almonds/hazelnuts( if using) by hand. You can reserve some chocolate chips to place on top of the formed cookie dough...not necessary, though.
8. Scoop dough by large tablespoons(or use a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop)and form into balls.
9. Place cookie balls about 2 inches apart, on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 8 -10 minutes, until edges are crispy and center is still slightly soft.
10. Remove from oven and cool about 5 minutes on baking sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.


Speranta said...

Ellie,imi plac !Foarete frumos ti-au iesit cookies ...sa fiu sincera cand privesc la cookies as lua numai unul cred ca sunt deliciosi,mai mult nu am voie...

O,zi placuta iti doresc:)

Ellie said...

Speranta, Asa este...cookies sant asa de buni ca trebuie sa fim atenti sa nu mancam mai multi decat trebuie:).

A fost bine ca ii am dat( aproape pe toti:)) ...mai departe.

Multumesc de vizita...o zi placuta si tie:)!

Andreea said...

Hi Ellie, I do watch and enjoy your cookie show :) but unfortunately I'm flying thru blogs and have no time to comment as much as I like (fetita mea se pregateste pt exam la liceu, acum la sfr lunii il are si avem la teme pt acasa pt 3-4 ore zilnic).

I'm trying this one today. I'll let you know what my house ''auditors'' :)) said.

have a great day!

Ellie said...

Andreea I so appreciate you taking the time to comment...knowing you are so busy, makes your comment even more special:).

It sounds like you and your daughter have your hands full... a half a day of studying is quite exhausting. Maybe you can take a break and bake cookies:). I sure hope your family likes them.

Mult success fetitei tale la examen...I'm sure she'll do quite well with you helping:)!

Madison Mayberry said...

Ellie - Thanks for much for linking back to my cookie recipes and giving them a try. I love making cookies and see that you do just as much as me! They look great!

Ellie said...

Madison, Thanks for stopping by... and for the inspiration to make your cookies! Would love to try your other cookie recipes...as you've got so many good ones:).

Andreea said...

Hi Ellie,
they loved them! So it's a keeper! :)
(merci mult! sper sa fie bine)

Ellie said...

Andreea, Oh, that's wonderful! So glad they liked them...and I really appreciate you coming back and sharing your feedback.
Have a great evening!

Anonymous said...

Ellie, these cookies are delicious! I had a jar of Nutella that wasn't getting used and this is perfect. The hardest part about making these cookies is waiting 5 minutes to take them off the cookie sheet! Thank you! Edie

Ellie said...

Edie, You are welcome! I'm SO glad you enjoyed these cookies...always love when things get used up to make something delicious:).
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your feedback...I really appreciate it!