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Check out the recipes for our dozen winners of the 2011 cookie contest and read the story: Treated to Tradition.
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Nutella Heath Bar Cookies( Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / December 6, 2011 )
Nutella Heath Bar Cookies
Submitted by: Kaitlin Kmetz, Santa Clara, Calif.
This crunchy yet slightly chewy cookie was created by Kaitlin Kmetzs mother for her as a substitute for a traditional peanut butter cookie that she always disliked. Proving that creativity can go a long way, her mother cleverly substituted Nutella for peanut butter and added in toffee chips for added crunch. They are great with a glass of cold milk and, once cooled ,can be turned into a delicious homemade ice cream sandwich.
Makes: 2 1/2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup Nutella
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/4 cup unbleached white flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toffee chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat together sugars, Nutella, shortening, butter and egg until completely incorporated. (If you dont have shortening, you can use all butter.)
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly work the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Stir in the toffee chips last. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 3 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet. Carefully place on a cookie rack to cool completely.