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Friends, I need help.

Let me tell you what all happened while I was trying to come up with these Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Nutella Cream Cheese Filling

The attack of the “Let’s find the best chocolate chip cookie recipe” has begun, and it is taking place in my own kitchen. I made 3 versions last week on top of the 2 that I made two weeks prior. They are all in the freezer.

I have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. About 25 recipes total. Only 5 of those are my own creation; pudding, no pudding, brown sugar, no brown sugar… spice, nut, yay, nay… oh the pain!

Can I tell you that my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is in fact the Nestle Tollhouse recipe? Is that wrong?

Every time I prep to make a new CC Cookie, I end up going back to the Tollhouse ones. But, I think all that might have changed last Tuesday.

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The skies opened, the sun shined, and the light led me to … Martha Stewart. As always.

I lost over an hour browsing her cookie recipes, drooling, taking in all the inspiration before I finally decided on making these Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I desperately needed a new cookie recipe because I had this wonderful Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting on my mind. I made it and put it away. It sat in my fridge for two days before I finally realized that I wanted to stuff it in between two chocolate chip cookies.

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If you can find about 30 minutes, roll up your sleeves and make these cookie sandwiches. One sandwich is enough, if not plenty, to satisfy that sweet tooth and quiet down the craving. And, make sure you get on the treadmill for 2 hours afterwards. icon wink Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Nutella Cream Cheese Filling

ENJOY!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches with Nutella Cream Cheese Filling

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Makes about 18 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

    For the Cookies
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
  • For the Nutella Cream Cheese Filliing
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/2 cup Nutella

Instructions

    For the Cookies
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and light brown sugar; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the salt, vanilla, and eggs and continue to beat on low until thoroughly combined.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove and let cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet; transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
  • For the Nutella Cream Cheese Filling
  • While the cookies are cooling, make the Filling
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
  • Add in the melted white chocolate chips and Nutella; continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Let sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes before using.
  • Spread the frosting on the flat side of half of the cookies and put the remaining cookies on top. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to allow the filling to stiffen slightly.
  • Serve cookies at room temperature.

Notes

Cookie Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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  1. Kim April 4, 2013 at 11:47 PM - Reply

    These look absolutely DELICIOUS! I cannot wait to try this recipe! I never would have thought to combine Nutella and cream cheese. PS My “go to” chocolate chip cookie recipe is always the Tollhouse recipe.

  2. tish February 4, 2013 at 12:24 AM - Reply

    Have you tried the recipe for Tate’s choc chip cookies. very similar to toll house, but crispier! It has turned into a new family favorite!!
    http://bit.ly/fKXtLR

    • Kate@Diethood February 4, 2013 at 10:41 AM - Reply

      HI!
      New CC recipe?! YES! Thank you!! I will definitely give these a go.

  3. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) February 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM - Reply

    These Nutella posts are tempting me to skip dinner and dive straight into the Nutella jar. These cookie sandwiches look amazing!

  4. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) January 27, 2013 at 12:02 AM - Reply

    The best chocolate chip cookie recipe…..hmmmmm….that is a tough one. I mean how does one choose just one cookie? I do love Nestle Tollhouse just as much as you do! Your ice cream sandwiches look decadent, delicious, and maybe a little dangerous:-) Hugs, Terra

  5. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) January 26, 2013 at 7:30 AM - Reply

    I totally understand how you like the Nestle recipe. So many people make it all the time because it is a classic that has been perfected. However, I also love Martha Stewart recipes. I’ve been blogging almost a year, and I bet I’ve made 50 of her recipes!

    • Kate@Diethood January 26, 2013 at 8:24 AM - Reply

      I have a few of Martha’s on here, too! :)

  6. Aimee @ ShugarySweets January 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    These look incredible!!! Love the Nutella filling!

    • Kate@Diethood January 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM - Reply

      Thanks, Aimee!! That filling is the best filling I have ever made with Nutella… I can’t get enough of it. :-)

  7. Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb January 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM - Reply

    dangerous cookies. I want!

  8. Elyse @The Cultural Dish January 24, 2013 at 5:16 PM - Reply

    These look amazing! And I completely feel your pain on finding the perfect recipe. I have tried so many, but I also have gone back to nestle tollhouse! ;) I’ll have to try out this recipe though too.. especially with that frosting! Yum!

  9. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 24, 2013 at 10:19 AM - Reply

    Yes please, I will take 3 right now for breakfast!

  10. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 24, 2013 at 2:06 AM - Reply

    That sounds divine, two of my favorite things in one!

  11. Alexandra January 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    These cookie sandwiches sound to-die-for. And yes, I feel like I’d need to step on the treadmill afterwards, but all cookie sandwiches make me feel like that, unfortunately. :( That nutella filling though… oh my goodness!
    And I love that you have so many favorite CC cookies. :)

  12. Nancy R January 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM - Reply

    There you go again Kate…….another bite of pure indulgence. Sounds dreamy! Oh….and that Nutella cream cheese frosting…….now that’s heaven!

  13. Sandra's Easy Cooking January 23, 2013 at 4:24 PM - Reply

    Oh myyyy….wow! I want to eat all of it! Looks amazing! And…your photography just stunning girl, love your retro styling…very cool!

  14. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    The filling is amazing Kate, not just for cookies but for a cake! I do believe toll house are the best still, all other are just a variation of that recipe, with half a cup more or less of flour or sugar.

    • Kate@Diethood January 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM - Reply

      Yeah, that’s what I think, too!! Copycats!! ;-D

  15. Kristy January 23, 2013 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    You could have a lot of fun finding the best CCC recipe. Sounds like a good quest to me. :)

  16. Honestly, I just want a spoon and the container of that Nutella frosting. Wow, that sounds amazing. I’ve not seen Martha’s cookie recipe, but I usually head to my Mrs. Fields cookie book when I’m looking for a fantastic cookie recipe.

  17. Stephanie @ Steph Loves Cake January 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM - Reply

    Oh my! This is a must do this weekend, but in a tiny batch and I must run before and after making them :-) Thank you for sharing!

  18. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen January 23, 2013 at 7:25 AM - Reply

    Here I thought I was the only weirdo still perfecting the All-American Chocolate Chip Cookie to my personal liking! My fave of all time is still Cook’s Illustrated from January 1996…before all others starting using melted butter in their recipes. Anyway, I still see you are still trying scratch that creamy-chocolate itch from your French Silk Pie with your Nutella Cream Cheese Filling LOL! YUM. xoxo

  19. kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts January 23, 2013 at 5:46 AM - Reply

    Wonderful photos. I wish I could reach through the screen. It’s weird to say it, but my new favorite CCC recipe is off the back of the Costco Kirkland Signature chocolate chips. I like it better than Toll House. Must be the addition of a smidge of shortening to the batter.

    I bet my kids would love these cookies–they love Nutella on anything!

    PS–want to trade freezers? I’ve got a cow in one, and a bunch of put up CSA farm share vegetables and fruits in the other. I’d rather have cookies . . . .

    • Kate@Diethood January 23, 2013 at 8:54 AM - Reply

      I’ve tried the Kirkland recipe! It is SO good!!

      I’ll trade freezers, not a problem… we need a cow and some fresh veggies, stat! :-D

  20. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 22, 2013 at 10:59 PM - Reply

    Have I ever told you I love you? ;) These are the best, Kate!

  21. Averie @Averie Cooks January 22, 2013 at 10:53 PM - Reply

    p.s. It’s taken me 3 decades but as of 2 mos ago, I finally have my CCC recipe. I am finally satisfied. And it’s so easy. It’s popular these days, but not as popular as the Cooks Illustrated recipe, which used to be my go to. But it’s been bumped.

  22. Averie @Averie Cooks January 22, 2013 at 10:51 PM - Reply

    I would gladly just skip the cookies and cut straight to the chase.

    The Nutella Cream Cheese Filling !!! YES!!!!!

  23. Valerie January 22, 2013 at 10:47 PM - Reply

    The things we do for the sake of our food blogs. (Chocolate chip cookie recipe hunts are The best…one can never have too many cookies in their freezer.)

    Nutella is, and always will be, my dark and dashing hero of the dessert spread world. Sorry, cookie butter. :D

    Fab. photos!

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