Ingredients

Makes 12

  • 12 tsp Nutella spread (or similar)
  • 100g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • dash vanilla essence
  • 1 medium egg
  • 250g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bread soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 250g dark chocolate, chopped

Method

  1. Spoon 12 heaped teaspoons of Nutella onto a lined baking tray and pop into the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan and line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. For the cookie dough, into a bowl, add the butter, caster sugar and vanilla and beat until soft and creamy.
  4. To this add the egg and mix until combined.
  5. Sieve the flour, bread soda, cornflour and salt and add to the batter and mix until there is no trace of flour left.
  6. Finally add the chopped chocolate and mix.
  7. Divide this cookie dough into 12 pieces and roll it into balls.
  8. Place one ball into the palm of your hand, flatten it slightly and pop the frozen nutella nugget into the center.
  9. Carefully mould the cookie dough around the nutella to seal it in.
  10. Place on the lined tray and flatten slightly.
  11. Continue until you have all 12 cookies completed.
  12. Place these into the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  13. Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes before tucking in.