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Ok now onto these. Oh these were delicious.
Were is the keyword here. Because they’re gone…all GONE. We ate them all. Not just Vin and me, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we did.
We shared with family, and THEY and WE ate them all.
These Nutella Walnut Cookie Bars are to die for. Literally, fall over and go to heaven good.
I am so into Nutella lately. I eat it on a spoon at night, on bananas in the morning, on a spoon at lunch, and then on some ice cream after dinner.
I got to thinking I should bake something with it versus just eating it, although it’s so good on its own…obviously.
Cookie bars immediately came to mind! Since I love all things sweet right now, I then thought I could then eat the cookie bars with ice cream, too.
So it was like I was creating two desserts…so winning.
These are not complicated to make at all. It’s a pretty simple cookie dough recipe that you could use for chocolate chip cookies but instead mixed with some walnuts and spread into a pan. Bake away and you have Nutella Walnut Cookie Bars. They’re soft and melt in your mouth gooey and delicious.
Did I mention they’re amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?
I love that they bake up nicely as well. If you let them completely cool, they cut nicely into even sized bars. Although, eating them warm with ice cream is an idea, too. I didn’t try that but I can imagine it would be pretty darn good.
Nutella for life!
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- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients together; flour, salt, baking soda, and cornstarch; set aside.
- In a stand-alone mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (hand held works too), cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. While mixer is on add eggs one at a time and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.
- With the mixer on low speed, add a little of the flour mixture at a time until incorporated then stir in the walnuts.
- Spread half the batter on the bottom of the prepared pan. The batter is sticky and may seem difficult to spread. You can put some butter on your fingers or cover your hands with plastic baggies to help spread the batter.
- Next spread Nutella on top of the batter. Add more if you would like!
- Finally, spread the other half of the batter on top of the Nutella. This layer does not have to be perfect.
- Bake for 22 minutes until top is slightly brown. Let cool completely before cutting.