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Nutella Cookies {for giants}

I did not mean for these cookies to turn out as big as they did. They really do spread when baked. I tried to find something to put one against in order to give you some idea of their enormous proportions, but the best I could come up with was another cookie of a more traditional size.

Nutella Cookies {gluten free} little & large | The Pink Rose Bakery

See? Gigantic. Almost as big as my face!

When I have made them in the past I have scooped the dough with a small ice-cream scoop and baked straight away. The results have been a normal sized cookie.

This time round I formed the dough into a sausage wrapped in cling-film and refrigerated it, thinking that it would maybe curtail the spreading and I would get a slightly thicker cookie.

Nope. These babies still spread no matter what you do. Therefore I wouldn’t bother putting the dough in the fridge. Because it makes no difference to the end result.

Of course if you want cookies the size of your face, put a bigger dollop of dough on the baking sheet. Simples.

Nutella Cookies {gluten free} main | The Pink Rose Bakery

Back in the days of yore, when I had a little market stall, these cookies were always a hit. I think it was because 1) Everyone knows Nutella, 2) Everyone knows what Nutella tastes like, and 3) Everyone likes Nutella. Triple win.

So what better way to mark the occasion that is World Nutella Day (which is today, incase you were wondering) than with these cookies.

Nutella Cookies {gluten free} stack | The Pink Rose Bakery

They are easy to make, crisp atΒ the edges, soft and chewy in the middle. And may or may not be big enough to use as a dinner plate. Or, possibly more appropriately, a receptacle for ice cream.

If you really want to go all out on the Nutella front you could even sandwich them together with the stuff. Or this homemade version from earlier in the week.

Nutella Cookies with Spread {gluten free} | The Pink Rose Bakery

Nutella Cookies

  • Servings: 24 normal sized cookies or 12 giant ones
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Ingredients:

  • 130g Nutella
  • 110g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g coconut sugar, or soft light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 70g rice flour
  • 30g arrowroot starch
  • 63g ground almonds
  • 7g flax-meal
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 Celsius / 160 fan / 350 Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Cream together the Nutella, butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and beat in well.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and beat well until fully incorporated.
  5. Scoop out using either a small ice-cream scoop or a teaspoon. Make sure to space them well apart as they will spread during baking.
  6. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until firm on the edges but still soft in the middle.
  7. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes:

The rice flour, arrowroot starch, ground almonds and flax-meal can be replaced with a plain gluten-free flour blend if you wish.

To make larger cookies simply use a large ice-cream scoop of tablespoon to scoop the dough out with.

The dough can be frozen – scoop small balls of the dough onto a baking sheet and place in the fridge for a couple of hours to firm up. Once fully chilled transfer into a freezer bag and freeze. Whenever the urge for a cookie comes upon you, remove the required number of dough balls and bake for 10 – 15 minutes from frozen.

Β© The Pink Rose Bakery 2015

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15 thoughts on “Nutella Cookies {for giants}”

  1. I’m thinking about draping them over the outside of a small bowl while still warm so they firm up in a bowl shape. Instant icecream bowl, no washing up, win all round. And of course, this gives the perfect excuse to make them at least as large as your face… It’ll have to wait until I get home, have unpacked and dealt with 4 days worth of dirty motorbike gear, but I feel a monster Nutella cookie-fest coming on. You could use them as sweet pizza bases too… Ok, I’ll stop now.

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      1. Ok, I’ve tried the recipe, and sadly the bickies didn’t spread enough to do the bowl thing. I used a commercial GF plain flour blend, so perhaps that’s the problem. The texture is also smoother than it appears in your photo, and I think the absence of almond meal is the culprit here. However, they are absolutely delicious, and the only question is whether they’ll last until the HoC gets home, or do I make a porker of myself and scoff the lot. I’m perfectly capable of it, I assure you. But I probably won’t. They’ll be delicious with an iced coffee when he gets home. Or perhaps as an oreo-style sandwich with vanilla icecream in the middle…

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      2. Definitely a big yes to the ice cream sandwich! If there are any left.
        Hmm, yep, I suspect maybe those little tweaks have made a difference, but glad they were still yummy. I was worried that they would be too soft when warm enough to drape and the bowl would come through, giving you a biscuity doughnut!!! πŸ™‚

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      3. I’m considering trying again using just almond meal. The flour mix has made them short rather than chewy, and I definitely want chewy! Also, it might help with the bowl-draping.

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  2. Oh wow! A giant slab of Nutella cookie…. sounds immense! I would defiantly be slathering those in more Nutella…. and probably ice cream too. A giant Nutella cookie ice cream sandwich with extra Nutella – possibly my new dream food! Delicious πŸ™‚
    Happy World Nutella Day!
    xx

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