Hubs had a crew feed the other day (i.e. office potluck) and when it came to his contribution, apparently it was requested that it be something I baked. I have to admit, that felt pretty good. It’s nice to know that one’s endeavors are appreciated. Anyway, aside from sending him to work with another loaf of Strawberry Banana Bread (by request), I decided to make these cookies as a little something extra. I mean THREE ingredients, how much simpler can you get? I found this recipe at Kirbie’s Cravings and it really is one of the simplest cookie recipes I have ever come across. I would almost (but not quite) go so far as to call this idiot-proof baking.
So anyway, just to make sure you’re ready to go: Do you have flour? Do you have an egg? Do you have Nutella? Great, let’s get started!
- 1 cup flour (I used all-purpose)
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix your ingredients together until combined. The dough will still look a bit crumbly, but most of it should stick together. Roll the dough into approx. 1 inch balls with your hands and then flatten with your palms. Try to smooth the edges a bit, if you can.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 7-8 minutes. Makes about 16 cookies.
Tweaks and Overall Review
I didn’t make any particular tweaks to this recipe (with only three ingredients there really isn’t much to tweak), however, I do have some tips on execution. I mixed the flour and Nutella as much as possible BEFORE adding the egg. This seemed to make everything combine a little more easily. Also, give the cookies a few minutes to cool on the cookie sheet before moving them to a rack, since they have a rather gooey, fudgy, consistency when first out of the oven.
This makes for a very rich cookie. I definitely recommend combining these with a glass of milk when you eat them, otherwise after a few bites you feel like you’ve just eaten a few spoons of raw Nutella. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it does tend to leave a rather heavy feeling in one’s mouth. Also, while they are perfectly acceptable up to a few days after baking, they are definitely best fresh from the oven. Hubs and the girls were fans, though, and if you need something fast and easy, this is a great recipe. I turned out two batches in about 30 mins.