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Nutella Half-Moons

In case you forgot, there is like 10 days until Christmas.

Nutella Half moons

Which means it’s the perfect time to make cookies! Yay!

Especially ones that are wonderfully filled with Nutella that are absolutely the best for dunking in hot cocoa, and that look festive with their snowy dusting of powdered sugar. Perfect for snowy days in. When you have holiday music blaring, Christmas lights on, and a fire going ( or at the very least a candle).

This is a cookie I fiddled with after Mr Ginge saw it on Pinterest and has basically begged me to make them for him. For weeks.

nutella half moon cookies

A few notes before you start.

While super delish and worth the work, these are a bit fiddly and time consuming. Because I wanted a super soft cookie, the dough is very soft and you’ll want to be generous with the flour when you  go to roll them out. Also, I used a dumpling maker to fold these over. If you don’t have one of those, then I recommend going the full moon route and just stuffing Nutella between two rounds. These also freeze wonderfully, so if you have any leftovers after the holidays, these will last in the freezer.
nutella filled cookies

Nutella Half Moons

inspired by these cookies by kokocooks 

makes about 5 dozen cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 cups flour, plus more for rolling
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • about 1 cup of nutella
  • icing sugar for dusting

 

  1. 1. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, or until well combined.  Add in the sour cream and the vanilla.
  2. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and soda. Gradually add it to the butter mixture or until  well combined. The dough will be very soft, a bit thicker than cake batter. Cover it in plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for several hours, or if you want to speed things up a bit, in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
  3. Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F . Line your cookie pans with parchment paper.
  4. Working in batches so that your chilled dough stays firm, roll it out to about 4mm/ 1/8 in thick. Cut with a round cutter about 3in/ 8 cm in diameter. I used a dumpling maker, so I cut it with the base. If doing half moons, place 1 tsp nutella in the centre of the round then fold over, pressing lightly to seal. If making full moons place about 2 tsp nutella in the centre of a round, top with another, then seal with a fork. Carefully transfer the cookies to your prepared sheets. Repeat with the rest of the dough
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. While still warm, dust lightly with icing sugar, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Happy baking!

-Mel

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Nutella Crispy Rice Rolls

Sometimes you just need a classic and easy treat. Like a cereal treat.

Nutella Crispy Roll - GB

And then sometimes you need to take that classic crispy treat, and load it up with some chocolate. Then roll it all up and drizzle it with more chocolate.  And then just as the chocolate starts to set you slice it up and scarf it down like the crispy-rice-chocolate vehicle that it is.

Nutella roll - GB

And the best part? Scarfage can happen in like half an hour.

Awesome sauce.

nutella roll slice - GB

Nutella Crispy Rice Rolls

makes about 12 rolls

  • 3 cups puffed rice cereal ( Please excuse the holiday cereal. It was cheap )
  • 2 cups marshmallows ( about 1/2 a package)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups Nutella
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Line a 9×13 jelly roll pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan, melt together the marshmallow and butter, stirring to melt evenly. Once melted, stir in the vanilla. 
  3. Immediately stir in the cereal, coating it evenly with the marshmallow mixture. While it’s still warm, dump it onto the prepared pan, pressing into all the corners, until you have a thin even layer.  Let this set for a couple minutes.
  4. When the cereal is cool, but not completely set, spread the Nutella over top, leaving a bit along a long edge plain.
  5. Roll cereal treats by holding the edge of the plastic wrap with your thumbs, then lift up the cereal treats and roll towards the other edge, mking sure to lift up the plastic wraps as you go.  Once it was rolled, I wrapped it tightly in plastic wrap, the set it in the fridge to help firm it up. 
  6. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips. You could you a double boiler or the microwave, but make sure not to burn it. Burning chocolate is not a nic smell.

I burned the chocolate.

7. Drizzle the melted ( and not burned) chocolate over the top of the roll. Stick it back in the fridge for a few minutes to let it firm up, then slice and enjoy.

Sooooo simple and so hard to stop eating. 🙂

– Mel

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I linked this recipe up to The Weekend Potluck and Strut Your Stuff Saturdays! Click the link to heck out more great recipes!

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Peanut Butter Nutella Pocket Pies

I am a bit absent minded.

Absent minded in the fact that I lose things. Constantly. I can’t tell you how many times I have lost my glasses, and Mr Ginge has been the one to find them. Like on top of the microwave, or tucked into my bookshelf, or in the garbage. The worst part about losing things, is that I never  intend  on losing them. My every intention is to put them away in a safe place so that I will be able to find them easily when I am looking for them again. The problem always seems to be when I do try and find these things again. When I’m actually looking for something, I can ( and have!) turned the house upside down looking for it.  Last week is was a passbook. This week it was apples in my freezer.

You see, I know they are in there. Along side the rest of the frozen fruit. Except of course when I wanted it. Then it has mysteriously disappeared or hidden underneath some frozen french fries. I really didn’t feel like tearing apart the freezer, so the mini apples pies I had planned to make, went on the back burner. I’ll find them when I’m not looking for them any more.

Fortunately for me, this is when inspiration stuck. While hunting for a snack, both the peanut butter and the nutella jumped out at me, and I knew then exactly what I was going to do with the bit of pastry. If you are looking for  a quick and easy ( and tasty!) snack, these are definitely it.

Peanut Butter Nutella Pocket Pies

makes  about 8 pies

  • pastry for 9″ pie,  homemade or store bought
  • 8 tsp smooth peanut butter
  • 8 tsp Nutella
  • milk for brushing
  • sugar, optional
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line your baking sheet with some parchment ( they tend to leak a bit).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8 in/ 3 mm thick. With a 4 in cutter, cut out your circles. Gather the scraps and roll out again.
  3. In the middle of each of the rounds, drop 1 tsp each of Nutella and peanut butter. Fold the rounds in half and press the edges together with a fork. Place them a couple inches apart on your prepared baking sheet.
  4. Prick the tops with a fork to allow the steam to escape. Brush lightly with milk, then sprinkle the tops with sugar if desired.
  5. Bake in your preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. I checked mine after 15, then let them bake for another few minutes.
  6. Let cool a few minutes on the pan, then enjoy!

– Mel

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I linked this recipe up to The Weekend Potluck and Strut Your Stuff Saturdays. Click the link for more great recipes!

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