Easy Nutella Brownie Bites-SRC Cookie Carnival

Secret Recipe Club is divided into four groups, with a different group posting each Monday of the month.  It has been the policy that group C and D take the month of December and Groups A and B take the month of January off.  This year, Sarah Ellis, the owner, suggested that those who wanted to, participate in a Cookie Carnival recipe swap.  Being the Cookie Monster’s grandmother, I, of course, jumped at the chance to find more cookie recipes.

We were assigned our blogs as usual, but had the additional requirement the we choose, make and post a cookie recipe.  My assigned blog was Food, Baby, Life.  This is an Australian blog started by Susan in 2008.  This may be my first post from a blog outside of the US.  I really appreciate that Susan includes the measurement amounts used here in the US as well as the amounts used by the rest of the world.  I know that there are ways to make the necessary conversions, but it is nice not to have to do that.  Susan’s blog is in a different group from mine so it is a new blog to me.

Since Susan has many recipes on her blog, and we were to chose from the cookie recipes, that is where I spent the bulk of my time there.  I will, however, be back to further check out the other recipes.  Among the cookie recipes that I considered for this post were Sweet and Salty Potato Chip Cookies, White Chocolate Gingerbread and Cranberry, White Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies.

I love Nutella, so when I came across the Easy Nutella Brownie Bites, I knew I had found the recipe I wanted to make.  The cookies were quick and easy and contained Nutella, after all.  I made these twice and will be making them often.  The first time I made the 12 cookies that the original recipe made.  Now I have to say that making only 12 cookies in this house is pretty much not accepted since hubby and I are both cookie lovers.  These cookies had delicious chocolate flavor with a bit of a ooey, gooey center.  There were gone in no time.

Easy Nutella Brownie Bites
from Food, Baby Life
2 eggs
1 c. Nutella Spread
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 heaped c. flour (I used 1/2 c. plus 1T.)
dash salt

Fill a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.  Beat eggs together in a large mixing bowl.  Add Nutella and vanilla and beat until well blended.  Add flour and salt and mix until flour is well incorporated into Nutella mixture.  Spoon evenly into the prepared muffin pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.  Allow to cool (if you can) and remove from muffin pan.  Makes 12.

Since it is the holiday season, I wondered if I could make these in mini muffin tins so that I could get a larger yield.  So I made the recipe again to give that a try and also added 1/3 c. ground hazel nuts to dress the recipe up a little.  I baked these about 8 minutes and got about 42 really mini brownie bites. .

So, if you love Nutella, as I do, make this recipe.  Whether you make 12 or you make 42, I guarantee you will love these.

Thanks, Susan, for a perfect addition to my Christmas cookie trays.

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