Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies – Cookies and Crafts for Sandy Hook

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While I’m sharing another cookie recipe today, I’m not thinking of Christmas as I write this post. I’m thinking of all of the people who lost their lives in the horrific shooting in Newtown, CT last Friday. Today, bloggers are coming together to honor the victims.

We’re also spreading the word about Newton Youth & Family Services, a non-profit mental health clinic that is providing emergency counciling to anyone in the Newton community that wants it. You can donate to them here.

These cookies are comfort food – soft and very peanut-buttery. The Nutella swirl gives them an extra nutty kick. They’re a perfect feel-good treat.

Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies
(from The Sisters Cafe)
Makes about 3 dozen

1 c. butter (2 sticks) room temperature
2/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 2/3 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
Heaping 1/3 c. Nutella
 
In a large bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.
 
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just combined. Add Nutella in dollops over the top of the dough and swirl through the dough using a butter knife.  Chill the dough in fridge for 15 minutes to firm the Nutella.
 
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes, until slightly brown at edges.  Let cool a few minutes on cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.


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