Into My Kitchen: Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints

As noted in my last post, I’m feeling a little bit under the weather…that’s tough to do these days, as the weather is kinda under itself at the moment!  Anyway, I don’t feel too much better than yesterday (okay, when I woke up, I felt like a train hit me, probably the E train), but now I’m a little perkier so we shall see.

Back on track:  When I feel a little sniffly, I like to bake.  I don’t know if it’s the comfort of baking or just the fact that I feel like I should be doing something instead of just sitting on the couch, but it’s something that I do.  Not saying it makes me better, but it sure does taste good.  I tweeted last night that I wanted to bake, but I couldn’t decide between cupcakes and cookies.  Allie responded by saying that I should make the cookies I made her when I traveled to Durham last year to visit her, Sara, and Sarah.  The cookies were delicious, and I realized that I never posted about them!  That’s probably because I finished making them at two in the morning before I left…oops.

Anyway (fast forward a day…I couldn’t find the cord for my camera so food blogging went on a standstill, which is why I’m not a full time food bloger….moving on), the cookies that I made for Allie were quite delicious and due to be replicated.  I mean, who doesn’t like Nutella?  Off to the store I went.  The grocery stores in NYC never fail to impress me with their selections, as I was able to find hazelnuts!  All of this comes with a price, of course…who knew how expensive butter could be??

On with the cookies, as that’s why you’re really here.

Now presenting Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints, recipe from Cooking Light:

Hazelnut Nutella Thumbprints Feb 2010 (1) On the cooling rack, waiting to be eaten alive.

Hazelnut Nutella Thumbprints Feb 2010 (2) Close up of glory!!

Best eaten when dipped in extra Nutella, which is how all foods should be eaten.

Make these!!  They’re easy, delicious, and since you have to toast hazelnuts (which is really easy, don’t be scared!), your kitchen will first smell like toasted hazelnuts before the baking smells come in for the second act.  Oh so good.

What’s your favorite food to put Nutella on??

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  1. says

    I have been feeling sick lately too *ugh*! So I know how you feel haha and I hope you feel better .. baking always helps.. especially your yummy cookies!!

  2. Amber says

    nutella and banana crepes. when I went to Paris last winter, I probably ate at least one a day. no wonder I got so fat.

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