So Simple It’s Silly is a series of incredibly easy sweet and savory recipes. Minimal ingredients, great short cuts and not at all time-consuming.
I’ve been working on this cookie for awhile now. I used to be obsessed with fat thick cookies for their chewy soft textures, now I’ve grown to love thin crispy cookies for its light texture. I’ve been working on merging chewy, crisp and gooey textures as well as salty sweet flavors into the “perfect cookie”. After searching the internet for some ideas and techniques, I’ve finally made something I can be proud of, plus it tastes great, super easy and has everything I’m looking for! I made these cookies last night at my friend Sena’s house during a party for its first public tasting. Luckily it was well received by my friends who all enjoyed them, despite its slightly funny appearance!
1 Egg, room temperature
1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tbsp Coffee Granules (like Folgers)
1 1/4 cup Nutella
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp salt + more to sprinkle on top (I used sea salt)
1 cup Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Whisk together Nutella, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until combined and smooth
3. Add flour, baking soda, coffee granules, salt and mix until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, dough will be slightly sticky
4. Spoon 1 tbsp of dough on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle a pinch or two of salt on top
5. Bake in middle rack for 9 mins, rotate sheet halfway through.
6. Allow to cool about 5 mins on cookie sheet before moving to a wire rack to fully cool
1. Do not over mix the dough, you want to keep it tender.
2. The dough spreads out a lot when baked, so make sure you have a good amount of space in between.
3. The addition of coffee makes chocolate taste deeper and richer but if you don’t like coffee you can omit it.
4. I love salty sweet cookies, but if you aren’t a fan, don’t add extra salt on top and you’ll have just a sweet treat.
5. These keep very well when stored in an airtight container. If you want the warm cookie effect, just microwave 3-5 seconds and it’ll soften up like it was freshly baked.
The edges are beautifully thin and crisp while the middle is absolutely soft and chewy with pockets of melted chocolate chips for that gooey factor coupled with the initial salty kick to wake your palette for some deep chocolate flavors. One of the best cookies I’ve ever made, wonderfully savory and sweet! My friend Paulina suggested I add nuts for extra texture and I’m thinking next time I might try roasted chopped hazelnuts.
I hope you try these cookies and let me know how you like them!
Posted from Ms Fatty’s BlackBerry 😉