Redeemed myself in the kitchen with this monstrosity of a cookie!

(Okay, they’re not that big. But the first few I made were.)

With my failed attempt at a dark chocolate pistachio cookie, I decided to go all out and make my first stuffed cookie. After a few messy “stuffing” mishaps, I think I got the art down and am already planning my next batch of stuffed cookies. Hmmmmm…

This flavour combination is a classic and also happens to be my sister’s all-time favourite. For as long as I remember, she’s been obsessed with those orange chocolate balls that you whack to eat. I timed the baking and shipping of these cookies perfectly, because she called me the night I baked them and told me about her sitcom-worthy bad week.

So here’s to all the people I’m shipping these cookies out to. May your week be a wee bit better with the aroma (tip: warm them up first!) and flavour of these cookies. I miss you guys!


Three different kinds of chocolate for one special cookie!


Creaming the butter before adding the eggs.


Adding in the orange extract to a very clumpy looking batter.


Kitchen accident: the orange fell in while I was zesting and covered me in flour.


Mixing all the dry ingredients together before adding the wet ingredients. 


Adding in smashed chocolate bits to the mixed dough.


Stuffing step one: flatten dough about 1/4 in thick & 2 in wide


Stuffing step two: place a dollop of Nutella (about 1/2 tsp)


Stuffing step three: curl the edges in, pinch them together & lightly flatten the cookie


For easier stuffing, use a rolling pin and cup with a wide enough mouth.


Baked and very ready to eat!


Orange Speckled Cookies Stuffed with Nutella
  1. 3 1/4 cup flour
  2. 2 tsp cornstarch
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. pinch of salt
  6. 1 cup butter
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 3 tsp orange extract
  9. zest of one orange
  10. 1/2 cup of chocolate chips/chunks or a bar of dark chocolate
  11. small jar of Nutella
  1. With a fork, cream/whip the butter in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Mix the eggs in one at a time.
  3. Add the orange extract. The batter will look clumpy.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and orange zest together.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  6. With the flat blade of a knife/rolling pin/heavy spoon, smash the chocolate chips/chunks. If you have a bar of chocolate, use a grater or knife.
  7. Add the chocolate to the batter.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  9. Drop heaped teasponfuls onto a lined baking pan. Flatten the balls of dough with your hand until 1/4 inch thick. Alternatively, you can use a rolling pin and cookie cutter or the mouth of a cup. The cookies should be about 2 inches in diameter.
  10. Place a dollop (about 1/2 teaspoon or more, depending on the size of the cookie) of Nutella in the centre of each cookie.
  11. Using your fingers, curl the edges of the cookies around the Nutella (see pictures above) and pinch them closed. Lightly flatten them onto the baking sheet.
  12. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.
  13. Serve warm.
  1. These are much, much better warm - when the centres are gooey.
  2. It's easier to work with larger cookies, so try stuffing larger cookies first.
Adapted from Cooking Classy
Adapted from Cooking Classy
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