60 in 60: Day 10- Nutella Cookies

Today's Cookie: Nutella Cookies
Today's Recipe: BakeSpace
Today's Occasion: Boyfriend's birthday!

Nutella Cookies


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (400 g) jar of Nutella
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
I also added 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to this recipe. I've made these before and they were good, just not chocolatey enough for me, so I wanted to try adding a little bit more chocolate. They were also too dry last time I made them, so I added a half cup of milk instead of a third cup. These two things really made a huge difference in the recipe.

Pre-heat oven to 375 F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs and Nutella until well blended; set aside.

A rare FSM sighting!

In another bowl, stir together flour, soda, salt and chocolate chips.
(I added the cocoa powder here)

Stir flour mixture into Nutella mixture, alternating with vanilla and milk.

Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
(Mine only took around 8 or 9 minutes to bake)

These were really moist and not as cakey as the last time I made them, which is good, because I hate cakey cookies. (Well, not hate, but I don't love them either) They have the distinct Nutella taste that one looks for in Nutella cookies, with a little extra chocolate gooeyness from the chips and the cocoa powder.

Recipe Yield: 30
My Yield: 35

*not pictured, because I can't read.

60 in 60: Day 9- Cream Cheese Cutouts

Today's cookie: Cream Cheese Cutouts
Today's recipe: From here.
Today's guest blogger: The Boyfriend (my comments in parentheses)

Cream Cheese Cutouts


2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 T cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

A new, more powerful mixer to muscle through even the thickest of cookie dough.
(This was because a)I needed the dough to form a ball and this mixer has all the fancy doo-dads and b)I was sick of the burning electric smell I got every time I used the white one.)

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Mix in the butter with the mixer on medium.

Mix in the cream cheese and vanilla. Dough hooks are very helpful here.

Continue mixing until the dough forms a ball.
(It's going to look way too dry for this to happen, but give it some time and it'll work itself in to a ball.)

Divide the ball in half, and roll each out on a floured surface.

Bag or cover the dough with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for half an hour.
(We thought about getting plastic wrap, but ultimately decided that we really didn't need it.)

Roll out the dough once more on a floured surface. It should be approximately 1/8" thick.

Cut the delicious cookie dough into amazing shapes. It's not "My Little Pony", they're "My Little Puppy Hippos!"
(Yay for dollar store cookie cutters that don't really look like anything without a dose of imagination!)

Bake cookies in the oven at 375 for 7-9 minutes.

No amount of Jack Johnson's music can help this broken heart.
(Yes, I made a dozen or so broken heart cookies because I found it amusing.)

These cookies are a hair on the dry side, but they provide a perfect vehicle for whatever leftover cream cheese you may have. The girlfriend also suggested that these cookies could be made with flavored cream cheese. A fitting modification for an already delicious recipe.

Recipe Yield: N/A
My Yield: 51 (plus some leftover dough that I really couldn't cut into a shape.)

60 in 60: Day 8- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Today's cookie: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Today's recipe: Right here.

Oatmeal Raisin


3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Combine eggs, vanilla and raisins.

Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350* Cream the butter and sugars.

Sift the flour and baking soda and add to creamed mixture.

Stir in the raisin mixture and oats.

Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool.

These were simple and delicious cookies. I let the mixture sit for longer than half an hour (distractions, distractions), but that really didn't matter to the cookies. They're delicious and delectable and super moist.

I got a big book of cookie recipes today (I think it's the Golden Book of Cookies) so I'm now all set on cookie recipes, I think. I'm looking forward to experimenting with some of them as I'm gaining confidence in my cookie not-messing-up ability.

Recipe Yield: n/a
My Yield: 54

60 in 60: Day 7- Banana Fudgers

Today's Cookie: Banana Fudgers
Today's Recipe: Clickity Clack

Banana Fudgers


18 1/2 oz. package chocolate cake mix
1/3 c
mashed bananas, ripe
tbsp. Water
6 oz Semisweet chocolate pieces

I got Super Moist Chocolate Fudge cake mix...this may or may not change the recipe for better or worse. I added an extra tablespoon of water just so the cookies wouldn't be super-de-duper fudgey.
Combine cake mix, bananas, egg, and water in a bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth.

I'm also skimping on the bananas a bit...I bought 2, thinking that they would equal 1 cup. I'm short by a few ounces. I'll would correct this, but I'm not going back to Tops on Labor Day. No, I made that mistake once.

Stir in chocolate pieces.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets. Bake in 350 degree oven 8 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks.

You could really taste the banana more than the chocolate in the batter. But, the banana taste really cooked down...it's there, but as an afterthought. I didn't get the bananas properly mashed, so they were more chopped and attacked with the mixer so there are little bits of banana throughout the cookie. This is a really easy cookie to make. It's one that you could do if you wanted to eat cookies without all the work. All together (including baking) this cookie probably took me 25 minutes to make.

Recipe Yield: 42
My Yield: 38

60 in 60: Day 6- Cappuccino Crinkles

Today's Cookie: Cappuccino Crinkles*
Today's Recipe: Here
Cappuccino Crinkles


1/3 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbs
p. instant coffee granules
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 large egg whites
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, cocoa powder, coffee granules, baking soda, and cinnamon. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.

Beat in egg whites and yogurt until combined

Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour with a wooden spoon.

Place granulated sugar in a small bowl. Drop dough by heaping teaspoons into sugar and roll into balls. Roll again in sugar.

These cookies were a mess. The recipe said to roll them into balls. I tried that. My fingers looked like I was playing in tar pits, so I (with the help of my boyfriend) just spooned them on to the cookie sheets.

Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until
edges are firm. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool. Makes about 32 cookies.

The worst thing about this recipe, as I mentioned on twitter, is that I couldn't lick the dough off my fingers, as I like to do. (Julia Child said it was okay, as long as no one was watching!) The reason behind my not-licking is that I just don't like the taste of coffee grounds. I love coffee, but only with my cream and sugar. Pure grounds are just too much for me.

I didn't really like this cookie. After they were done cooking, I couldn't taste the coffee at all, just the cinnamon. My boyfriend didn't think that they were too bad, but I'm beginning to think that he'll eat just about anything I put in front of him...and I mean anything.

Recipe Yield: 32
My Yield: 34

*or as I like to call them, "Shiny Poopies"