Testing Pinterest: Nutella Cookies

The Pin, The Cookie, The Legend {via
Pinterest Recipe
1 cup Nutella
1 cup Flour
1 whole egg
1/4 cup sugar

Roll into 1 inch balls, place on baking sheet
Bake at 350F for 6-8 minutes

My recipe
1 cup Nutella
1 cup Flour
1 whole egg (large)
1 tbsp milk

Drop tablespoon-sized dollops on baking sheet.
Bake at 350F for 10 minutes--check at about 8 minutes.

If you have been on Pinterest at all in the last month, you'll have seen this recipe at least once. I'm pretty sure that I've actually pinned it a couple times, now that I think about it. It takes Nutella, the most magical and wonderful condiment ever created, and turns it into a cookie! How could I not pin it {a few times}?

It follows the same basic formula as peanut butter cookies, but substituting peanut butter with Nutella. So without further ado, the results of my {very scientific} test:

Difficulty: Caveman {my four year old helped, with no issues}

Result of recipe {round one--as pinned}: Disaster {too sweet, too dry, didn't cook properly}

Result of recipe {round two--as altered}: Fixed! {The first batch of cookies went into the trash. The sugar made them unbearably sweet, so I cut it out altogether--Nutella is sweet enough for me as-is. I added the milk because the mixture was too dry, and instead of rolling into balls like the recipe said, it was crumbly.}

Overall Impression: Fail

Would I make this again? No. {The cookies were ok, but not good enough to justify using an entire container of Nutella to make them!}

The "fixed" cookies--not as good as advertised, hey?