One of the things I love most about Cupcake Wars is the initial competition phase – when the contestants are forced to make cupcakes out of specific ingredients. I had my own experience constructing cookies out of a limited set of ingredients! When we were in Manchester for the Cake and Bake Show, Beardy Boyfriend’s aunt asked me to make dessert for that evening: but she had an incredibly limited selection of baking tools. What she did have, however, were two amazing baking supplies: Nutella and a stand mixer.
Chocolate Nutella Cookies (adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings)
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 medium eggs
1 cup of Nutella
Let’s get another look at the amazing stand mixer.
Best thing ever? I think so. Bake at 170C (350F) for about ten minutes. Of course, I was using an AGA cooker, so I found it to be a bit of a challenge to get the timing right and I overbaked a wee bit. C’est la vie.
Allow to cool and serve with fruit and cream. This cookie would also be a really lovely biscuit base for a pie or icebox cake!