Foodie Friday // Ultimate Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Holidays on the Bostelman Farm, and Dinner with Friends Series

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Nutella white and chocolate chip swirl cookies topped with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle // Scroll down for Recipe 

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I am a city girl through and through, but a mini-vacation upstate to experience snow fall on the farm on Christmas day, completely helped jump start positive vibes for the new year ahead. Justin, Bella (the westie) and I are upstate on the Bostelman Farm for the holidays, and goodness is it cold! We will be back in the city for New Years, but until then I am completely embracing this quiet Winter Wonderland with a permanent cup of hot tea or cocoa in hand, after all, the high today was only 2 degrees.

Coat from Matt Joy 

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With reception being poor upstate,  I have been able to cue my thoughts to my soul, family, nature, music, art, love, and a pen and piece of paper. To get reception I have to stand in a certain spot on the top floor at a certain time. It definitely gives me time to meditate, read, and it’s one of the reasons why I love the quiet, it gives me time to restore.

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Pants from Libby OTR 

The daytime isn’t the only time to see and feel the effects of nature on the soul. There is also something pretty magical about walking out onto the snow filled fields of the Bostelman Farm at night, humbling to say the least. Being hugged by a snow globe of stars on the farm, with the winds creating the snowdrifts, and a distant chime somehow still audible from the porch,  fully makes me want to bundle up a bit tighter and walk a bit further. I mean we are literally in a star gazing mecca. The crunch of the snow under our feet enhanced our senses, and the stillness of the night helped us to remember to breathe a little deeper and meditate a little longer. I usually do yoga when I come up to the farm, but sometimes simply stopping, looking up, and breathing helps to the same degree.

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.”

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I wanted to also share with my readers a new Dinner Series on the blog // This new series will feature  home decor, eats, drinks, and some of my favorite people in the city and beyond. We are starting the dinner series with The Holiday Cookie Exchange at  @shelbylynneneumann’s house ❄️❄️❄️❄️ Laughter, girl power, fromage, wine, and insanely delicious cookies, paired well with this bad ass group of ladies.  Being surrounded by driven, loving, funny, talented women who are not only supportive, kind, with killer style, but are all becoming like sisters to me, really made the Holidays extra cheery this year. This was my first Holiday Cookie Exchange, and it was everything adorable with a side of mischief as you can imagine. I didn’t know what to bring for the cookie exchange, so the night before I sat in my kitchen and decided to conjure up something not only for the cookie exchange, but if testing went well also including it in the cookbook. So what did I make up? Something gods and goddesses eat as a snack. I made Nutella white chocolate+chocolate morsel swirl cookies topped with caramel drizzle and powdered sugar ❄️❄️❄️ // Keep scrolling for recipe…

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Nutella White + Milk Chocolate Chip swirl Cookies topped with Caramel Drizzle + Powdered Sugar

INGREDIENTS 

Yields 4 Dozen Cookies

Smallest pinch of cinnamon,
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 bag of  Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
Salt to taste
1 bag of Nestlé Toll House white Chocolate Morsels
2 Jars of Nutella

Toppings to drizzel on top of cookies when cooling. 

1 Bag of confectioner sugar and

Sea Salt

1 Jar of Hersheys Caramel Sauce

or see next weeks post for favorite homemade sauces.

PREPARATION for Nutella white and milk chocolate chip swirl cookies topped with Caramel Drizzle + Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix together flour, baking soda, + salt in small bowl. If using kitchen aid, mix together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time.  Gradually beat in flour mixture, slowly. Pour in morsels at a slow speed-  half white chocolate chip and half chocolate chips to your liking. Make sure to separate out enough chocolate morsels for each batch. After dropping in the morsels, add the Nutella portioned out for each batch, slowly and stop mixing when seeing the slightest swirl. Try to not over mix, or you will end up with fully Nutella chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies (which may not be a bad thing).  Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. I highly suggest using a Silpat Silicone Cookie Sheet  for all your cookie baking needs (I do every time).
Bake for  11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool. Add a drizzle of caramel, powdered sugar, and dashes of sea salt on top of the cookies. Enjoy!
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