This Nutella-Stuffed Gingersnap Cookie is my new good friend. And by good friend, I mean good friends. Four good friends that are now in my belly.
Hey, it’s that time of year.
Gingersnap cookies are a quintessential part of the holidays. So this year, I encourage you to wow your friends with gingersnap cookies STUFFED WITH NUTELLA. It’s pure deliciousness.
Tips on making these chewy gingersnap cookies
These Nutella-stuffed cookies are easier to make than you’d think, but to avoid making a huge mess with all that Nutella you should keep these things in mind:
Freeze the Nutella first — The secret to successfully stuffing these gingersnap cookies with Nutella is to first freeze the Nutella in tablespoon-sized balls. This will harden the Nutella just enough to prevent it from running all over the place in the oven or seeping into the cookies. (You can use this same trick for stuffing cookies with caramel as well).
Use freshly grated ginger — If you want these gingersnap cookies to really wow people, you need to use freshly grated ginger in the cookie dough. The flavor is more vibrant, and yet not overpowering.
Pinch the edges of the cookies shut — To stuff the Nutella inside the cookies, you basically have to make a cookie dough sandwich. Make sure to tightly seal the edges of the cookie dough to prevent the Nutella from oozing out!
Bake for exactly 10 minutes — If you want chewy gingersnap cookies, you shouldn’t bake these cookies for more than 10 minutes. They might not look done, but you have to remember that they’ll continue cooking on the baking sheet after they’re pulled out of the oven.
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Line a large flat plate with parchment paper. Scoop 18 tablespoons of Nutella onto cookie sheet, forming flat-ish balls. Freeze for at least 15 minutes before stuffing into cookies. This will ensure the Nutella does not seep into the cookie when baked.
Once the Nutella has frozen, preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, molasses, egg, vanilla extract, and fresh ginger. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring until combined. Using a 1 ounce cookie scoop, make heaping scoops (go for 1.5 oz) of dough and break in half. Flatten both halves slightly into thick pancakes. Place frozen Nutella on top of one pancake, then place other pancake on top of Nutella. Working between your hands, pinch the edges of the cookie batter together and flatten the entire ball of dough slightly more so it is about ¾ of an inch thick at the center.
In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and powdered ginger. Dip each flattened cookie into the coating, then place on prepared cookie sheet. Do not place more than 10 cookies into the oven at a time, as they will not crack as well.
Bake for 10 minutes and no longer. This will keep the cookies nice and soft! Serve.