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Nutella Stuffed Brown Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Why I Love This Recipe

Monique from Ambitious Kitchen considers these “the best cookies in the world” and it’s by far her most popular recipe. There’s a reason for that: these are absolutely delicious, though certainly a messy labor of love to make. This is my top recipe when I need a special dessert treat. Rev. Catie Scudera

Ingredients You'll Need

2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. of salt
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
1 ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 ¾ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (or mix of chocolate chips)
1 jar of Nutella (or equivalent), chilled in refrigerator
Coarse sea salt for sprinkling


Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The butter will begin to foam. Make sure you whisk consistently during this process. After a couple of minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan; continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and give off a nutty aroma. Immediately transfer the butter to a bowl to prevent burning. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.

With an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Beat in the egg, yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low-speed just until combined. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

Chill your dough for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Measure about 1 ½ tbsp. of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the dough ball very thinly into the palm of your hand. Place 1 teaspoon of chilled Nutella in the middle and fold dough around it; gently roll into a ball — it doesn’t have to be perfectly rolled! Make sure that the Nutella is not seeping out of the dough. Add more dough if necessary. Place dough balls on cookie sheets 2 inches apart, and flatten with your hand very gently. (Really only the tops need to be flattened a bit!)

Bake the cookies 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look a bit underdone in the middle, but will continue to cook once out of the oven. After a couple minutes, sprinkle each with a little sea salt. After a few minutes, remove the cooled cookies from the baking sheets and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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