Nutella Stuffed White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, 5 February 2016

I've always had mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. And while I truly appreciate thoughtful expressions of love and gratitude, it always seems forced and a bit superficial when given only on Valentine’s Day. I'm certain of this because it feels dramatically different to receive flowers, gifts, or letters of appreciation when I wasn't expecting it. 

I can’t understand why Valentines is for some people the pinnacle of when love has to be expressed for the other person.

Why do we need opportunities to be made to express our love? Why do we need to be told to buy a card, sign it and put our crosses for kisses and circles for hugs? Why can’t we just make each day special in some way?

I believe that what people really desire is love. Little love, every day. Random and surprising acts of love. 

Our lives go so fast that we don’t have the time to stop and look at how our days go.  Does your day start with the rush of screaming at the children to get ready for school, a quick kiss to your partner, half a mouthful of breakfast, swearing under your breathe at the traffic and then getting into a workplace full of people who may as well be feeling stressed and miserable?

 Does it continue with a quick  lunch while we try to clear up our jobs to do list? Then, after a long day, we pick our stuff, put our coats on and say “good bye, have a nice evening” when you don’t even know how your colleague’s day has been.  We then come back home in the same monotonous traffic to cook the dinner, pack tomorrow’s lunches, do some washing and tidy up. And finally, we fell in our bed feeling completely knackered, with no mood for conversation whatsoever. 

So when it comes to love let’s not be so stingy. Let’s buy a chocolate treat, prepare that favourite dinner, read another story, say “I love you” on a Monday evening.

Why don’t we just pick up the phone and ring that very special person to tell them how much we love them? We could stop whatever we are doing and do it. Nothing is more important right now. We can do nothing about other people, their moods, how they think or act but we can do something about how we feel and how we act and maybe, just maybe, if we all work on that, one morning we will wake up and the sound of joyful laughter, children playing and the smell of these amazing cookies and coffee will be awaiting us at a table served with love.


220gr Plain Wholemeal Flour
50gr Cocoa Powder
100gr Unsalted Butter
2 Free Range Eggs
150gr Golden Sugar
150gr White Chocolate Chips
1tsp Baking Soda


Mix the flour with the baking soda and cocoa powder.

In a deep bowl, whisk the eggs and add the sugar until having a smooth pale yellow mixture. Add the butter and whisk again.

Add the flour and cocoa mix slowly, making sure it gets completely incorporated to the eggs.

Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix.

Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 2 hours.

Once the dough is cold and a bit more firm, pick a scoop and round it up on a ball. Make a hole with your fingers and put a portion of Nutella inside. Cover with another scoop of cookie dough, sealing the Nutella in completely. Tip: if you want easier to handle Nutella, drop a few teaspoons onto a baking tray. Freeze until the Nutella is semi- solid.

Place the stuffed cookies onto an oven proof tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes and let the cookies cool down . They will be soft and chewy and will fall apart if you move them too soon to a rack. When they are ready, move them to a rack to fully cool off.


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