Welcome to my BlogSpot. I have created this blog in hopes of inspiring everyone to cook. I have found my inspiration from living in both Southern and Northern California. My influences in flavors have come from family recipes and meals with emphasis on healthy foods, marrying into an Italian family and the ethnic flavors throughout California. There are so many wonderful memories connected to our family dishes as well as new memories in the dishes that have been recently created. My husband, Randy who is recently retired, has been my biggest supporter and inspiration in our kitchen. He is my taster, my sous chef, and has created some really great dishes himself, which will be added to this blog. It is my hope that you too will be inspired to cook and create your own dishes for your loved ones and enjoy the craft of cooking.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Nutella Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We usually don't have sweets in our house since we are trying to be more health conscious but my mom was going to be visiting with us this week and I knew I needed to come up with something for her sweet tooth. I had Nutella in the pantry and so this is what I came up with. They are moist and chewy, and I have to say, the cookie jar got a lot of hand traffic this week.

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
2 eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Nutella
1-1/2 Cups Quick Oats
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
½ Cup Chopped Pecans
2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar for 2 minutes. Add the eggs and cream for 2 more minutes. Add the vanilla and Nutella and cream for 1 more minute. Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder and slowly mix as not to cause a dust cloud. Mix thoroughly. Add the pecans and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly once more. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out and place on a cooking sheet about 3 inches apart from each other. Bake for about 12 minutes. Makes approximately 46 cookies.
-Susie Tronti

1 comment:

  1. Those look so good. Can't wait to try, but I might try it with agave. Do you think that would work?