Thursday, May 18, 2006

Nutella Nuggets

This recipe won second place in Dallas Morning News' Christmas cookie contest. I whipped it up as a snack for Rose's pals when they had been laboring long and hard making a video with their interpretation of Julius Caesar for English class. The plate of cookies didn't last long.

I had been wondering how they would turn out with simply Nutella, crumbs, and an egg to hold it all together. They were delicious little bites and the powdered sugar really wasn't needed at all. Rich, chewy, intense chocolate and nut flavors ... mmmm, so very good.

Looking this over I see that I totally missed the "wait 20 minutes" step. Darn! Guess I'll just hafta make them again!

1 cup Nutella spread
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 large egg
Powdered sugar

With a mixer or in a food processor, mix Nutella, crumbs and egg. Form into 1-inch balls and place 1-1/2-inches apart on a greased cookie sheet or Silpat. Let rest 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake 8 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Before removing, dust heavily with powdered sugar. Makes 3 dozen.

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