I found the Baked Sunday Mornings page a few weeks ago while exploring another Tuesday’s with Dorie baker’s blog page, and decided to jump in for the remainder of Baked Occasions.
These Nutella Chip Cookies presented somewhat of a problem for me- I tried three different stores for hazelnuts in my area and had no luck. I finally found them at Trader Joe’s with a much higher price tag than I was willing to put on these cookies. Trader Joe’s also makes a fake Nutella spread that is Cocoa and Almond…. so I bought that instead and used sliced almonds I already had in the pantry. Almonds means a much cheaper cookie.
I took these to my office for a baby shower we had for a coworker and they were a HUGE hit. I got compliments from just about all 25 of my coworkers, and a few asked for the recipe. And of course, my usual testers- my mom, sister and fiancee all thought they were great too.
One of the firm partners (I work for a law office), has told me not once, but twice how much he enjoyed these cookies, and even told me what a talent it was for me to be able to thrill people with food. Pretty much made my day both times he told me how outstanding they were!