nutella stuffed oatmeal + coconut chocolate chunk cookies
Okay, I really have done it this time. I made the wildest and most delicious cookie. And it was completely on a whim as I tried to just use up a bunch of stuff I had in my pantry (instant oats, coconut, nutella, chocolate bars). But holy shit, these are incredible. I don’t consider my baking strength to be in cookies (except macarons, I can crush those) because for some reason my cookies are never completely satisfactory. I have posted a few on my site that I’ve been happy with, but it doesn’t happen all that often. I always pick them apart and they never give me that ‘ah-ha’ moment. Until these. And I don’t even really care for oatmeal cookies (especially oatmeal raisin, the most boring, prudish cookie ever made) but these are not your grandma’s oatmeal cookies.
They are just flat out sexy. They of course have the delicious toasted oat flavor, but it’s enhanced with just a bit of toasted coconut. Not enough to feel like these are coconut cookies, but just enough flavor to give you pause, wondering “what’s that little something?” They are also HEAVILY loaded with huge pieces of chocolate chunks. Please, for the love of all things baking, can we just let chocolate chips fall by the wayside? They are loaded with stabilizers and because of this they will never truly melt into pools of melted chocolate happiness. Just buy a chocolate bar (or get the giant pound plus bar from trader joe’s) and roughly chop it up. I leave really large chunks in which make all the difference once baked. But the real coup de grâce is the fact that these cookies are stuffed with NUTELLA. I honestly can’t get enough nutella and it doesn’t help that I’m trying to work through a giant jar in my pantry. It feels like every baked good is improved with nutella, so why not? The nutella is chilled for a bit in the fridge to make it a little firmer and the cookie dough is wrapped around it and when it bakes, it’s got a molten nutella center. It’s simply magical. You’re just going to have to bake these and find out for yourself. The best part? The dough can be frozen and kept in a bag in the freezer so you can have cookies whenever the craving hits. You’re welcome.