Day 296: Strawberry Nutella Cookies

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Here are the nutella cookies I mad eon Nutella Day.
Cup of flour, cup of nutella, an egg and a dash of water.
Drop on greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

I made baby sandwiches out of mine using homemade strawberry jam. Kind of coma inducing but delicious nonetheless.

These cookies are kind of expensive but I have found off brand nutella in grocery stores. Saves a little cash.

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World Nutella Day Celebrations!

Today I celebrated World Nutella Day. I heard about this fantastic blogger-made holiday from Nutella Day. Click that link if you want to find out how to get involved.

Since I only found out a couple of days ago, I am keeping my celebrations low key. Next year, I’m going all out!
My plans this year consisted of:
• Educating others about the holiday.
• Trying Nutella hot chocolate. •Making Nutella cookies (again).
• Creating a special Pin Board to share. (It’s still pretty slim).
And…• Sharing the ultra epic list of recipes I found.

If you are reading this blog, I have completed my first objective. I have also shared this with my friends and food/cooking group on Facebook, and tumblr.

This morning I made the hot chocolate using the recommended amounts found on pinterest. One cup of milk to two (or three) tablespoons of Nutella. Heat over medium, stiring. I have to say, it was fantastic. If you are the type of person who likes classic and unadultered cocoa then it may not be for you. It is very hazelnutty. Very creamy–I used whole milk.

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Here is the link to my Nutella Recipes Pin Board. There are many ## Listings, so expect a lot of overlap.
My favorite listing was the one I found on the Nutella Day website. They have them organized very well too.

I haven’t had time to make the cookies as of now but I plan on baking some as a dessert to go with supper tonight. I am excited to make a whole batch for Kit and I. The last batch we made were the ones we gave away for Christmas.

If you’re not a pinterest person then I will share the cookie recipe directly here:
Nutella thumbprint cookies
1 cup nutella
1 cup flour
1 egg
Blend well. Pro tip: If you are unable to blend add about 1 tsp of water at a time until all ingredients are mixed.

Drop cookies on greased cookie sheet. Bake 350°F for 6-8 minutes.
Pro-tip: Roll each cookie into a ball and mash a thumb into each. I baked my cookies closer to 10-12 minutes. Because they bake quickly and ovens are different keep a close eye on them. They are deep brown so you can’t watch for a golden brown color.

I plan on baking these tonight. While they are cooling, I will be smacking Kit’s hands away from the tray but I play on dabbing a little homemade strawberry jam into the center of each cookie. Raspberry would be perfect, but we don’t have any on the farm.

Gird Your Loins: World Nutella Day February 5th

Prepare yourself! I was preparing pulling together a ton of nutella recipes —I know, not the most original—when I discovered there are a couple if sweet bloggers preparing their 7th annual World Nutella Day.

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The only thing I have made with nutella, besides a spoon, are milkshakes and cookies. I want to branch out and what better time to try than February 5th!! There are even savory Nutella recipes.

There are tips on how to celebrate, tons of parties, ways to get involved and of course it all revolves around eating Nutella. What could go wrong? Anyone wanna join me? You have two days.

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Cool Nutella graphic via I Waste So Much Time.

Day 259: Moooor Cookies!!

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This is simply an extension of the blog Coupling Cookies in which I shared the recipe of Nutella cookies. In the the interest of money I went the route of cute Christmas paper plates with plastic wrap on top. Functional.

I really wished I has some green or peppermint cookies to strewn in to add more Christmas color. In hindsight, some green peppermint hard candies throw in between the cookies would have been perfect.

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Some of the cookie dough had to be mixed by hand. I personally enjoy mixing most ingredients by hand. My all-time favorite to mix by hand may be the sugar, butter and apples for pie. Lovely grainy texture.

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Nutella and red velvet cookies were cooling. The nutella cookies are a deep brown but not quite as dark as this crappy pictures shows.

Did you make any sweet Xmas cookies this past season?

Day 255: Couples’ Cookies

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Making cookies is just plain fun. Kit and I made cookies during December for our Adventivities.

Our selections of cookies were all drop cookies so we didn’t need a huge space for rolling out and cutting dough. Maybe next year I will get more stylish.

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The cookies we chose to make for our neighbors were delish and I really wish we had kept them for ourselves. Hehe, I am greedy but at least I admit it.

The red cookies pictured are Red Velvet. I used a box cake mix but added different amounts of ingredients. Less than what the box calls for, but I can’t be exact because I always add a touch more water until I get the right consistancy.

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Kit and I both have the bad habit of eating while we cook or bake. Our fingers and tongues were bright red by the time we finished.

We also made gingerbread cookies that we flattened with the bottom of a glass cup and sprinkled then with sugar. They looked like they had snow on them!
The last cookie choice was a Nutella cookie. It has the simplist recipe in the world; it is all over pinterest.
Nutella Cookies!
1 cup flour
1 cup Nutella
1 egg

Blend very well, roll into balls and place on greased cookies sheet. I put a thumbprint into each of mine because I was worried the center wouldn’t cook evenly.

You may have to fiddle with the bake time. I baked mine longer than other Pinners said to.

Winter Goals Update!

How is she doing? Ashi Danza!! She is doing quite well.

As you may recall, I posted about my winter goals not too long ago. And I am doing so well that I may have to update my challenges.

Bookie Progress

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (meh)
A Gift for a Rogue by Parks (ok)
Gypsy Rizka by Lloyd Alexander (TGR=Thumping Good Read)
Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (jolly for the season)
Partial read: Drinking Water: A History by Salzman (strong start of lore)

I intend on going back to finish reading the Salzman book but I just got tired of renewing it from the library at present. I am currently reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.

It is a non-fiction book about how the Oxford English Dictionary came about. Fairly interesting so far, but I’m just a couple of chapters into it. The holidays are not friendly for folks trying to get reading done. There is so much to do and obligations (although enjoyable) that one must fulfill.

Don’t worry. I’m sure I’ll get plenty of reading done in the next few months ahead. They are for the most part dead months and terrible weather outdoors sends readers under the covers.

Embroidery Projects 
That I’ve made
-Headbands x2
-Bookmark with a music related quote on it (in progress)

I have a few other projects planned but it seems to take me ages to go from the planning to the stitching phase. I love planning them though.

Recipe Experiments
-Tapioca pudding (utter failure)
-Sausage and potato breakfast bake (amazing yet greasy)
-Golden brownies from scratch/blondies (good if you like that type of thing)
-Nutella cookies (thank you Pinterest!)
-Greek Lemon Chicken
-Hasselback potatoes

Other Goal Updates
I have made pretty much zero progress on my belly dancing and short story writing goals. I did do a quite youtube search for a belly dancing video and found a decent one but haven’t made any moves yet.

Day 189: Jif With It

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Jif has finally figures out that Nutella is what people are in love with.

I’m not hating on them trying to get a slice of the sales but did it really take them this long?

The wiki page says 1963 (not cited) is when Ferrero developed Nutella and that it was developed from another product they had in the 1940s.

Has anyone tried Jif’s new product? Thoughts? Comparable?