Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Nutella Swirl



 Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites with Nutella Swirl
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/2 Crisco
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
1 tablespoon water
2 1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Cream butter and Crisco till smooth, add sugars, vanilla and eggs beating after each addition. Add water.
Mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Add  to creamed mixture, stir gently. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Using a small Pampered Chef Scoop put a level scoop of cookie dough in each cup of a sprayed mini muffin tin.  Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes till top appears light brown. Cool in tin and remove when just cool. Frost with Nutella Swirl!

Nutella Butter Cream Swirl
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) softened  butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk (I used 1%)
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
Mix butter and Nutella add vanilla and milk, add powdered sugar. Whip and pipe onto cookie bites.
Frosting recipe comes from Tracy's Culinary Adventure

Sometimes you just want a winner. I know these cookie bites are delicious and get rave reviews wherever I take them. I like them because I always have everything in the house to make them. They come together in a jiffy, they are portion controlled and it is easy to change them up a bit.
Last time I made them for a 'garden party' for adults--so I went with an Almond Butter Cream Swirl. This batch was for kids so I went with my grandson, Gregory's favorite flavor--that would be Nutella!
The Nutella Butter Cream was silky smooth and was a dream to pipe. I used a disposable pastry bag fitted with a very large star tip. They are fancy and delicious. Perfect for summer gatherings.
Kids will love them but adults will make sure they get a couple!

17 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

These look rich, luscious and irresistible!

Rebekah said...

Those look and sound fantastic! Have you ever made them with all butter? I don't use Crisco anymore. I love the nutella buttercream - I've been dying to make some.

Debra Eliotseats said...

Love this. Love the versatility and the deliciousness!!!!! Don't know about the portion control though. I would eat them all.

Nedra said...

This look wonderful! I even have a mini muffin tin that I purchased from you many years ago at a Pampered Chef party.

Jenn said...

Yum - I bet these things are addicting!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

My mouth is watering!!! SOOOOOOOO delicious and pretty!
Mary x

mireia badia said...

What a great idea!!

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

So cute looking. These are just the perfect size for a quick bite!

Julie said...

What a great treat, Cindy! I love little bite sized treats. Pinned!

Amber Brady said...

That sounds so decadent & delicious! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #19!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

Erin said...

Cindy, they look wonderful! Mini food and me? My weakness. I'd eat way too many of them!

Krista Low said...

These are so fun! I love the little mini size of them too. You don't feel bad about eating and eating and eating them because they are little! Beautiful job with these. Krista @ A Handful of Everything

Cakelaw said...

How adorable! Bet they were delicious too.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, what wonderful little treats, they look so very pretty - perfect for indulging oneself a bit. I never made a Nutella Butter Cream and now I think I should really try my hand at this recipe.

Cakelaw said...

Fabulous! Just the right size for snacking.

Susan Dikeman said...

these look delicious!! I would love if you'd bring them to my Sunday Funday Party and share!

*Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen

http://soozind.blogspot.com

Paula Jones said...

Thanks for sharing at Marvelous MOndays, sharing on fb and twitter.