If you’re a lover of Kinder chocolate bars, this recipe will knock your socks off! Kinder cookies are similar in texture to chocolate chip cookies but with a fun twist. You will not be able to resist these chewy Kinder cookies!
Chunks of Kinder chocolate mix with granulated and brown sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla, and flour to make irresistibly delicious cookies. Filled with hazelnut cream, Kinder chocolate is unlike regular chocolate chips, giving these Kinder cookies an elevated flavor.
These Kinder cookies are inspired by my Mini Egg Cookie Bars also on my site and pair great with Boiled Custard around the holidays. These cookies can be enjoyed any time of the year, but they would make a great addition to the holiday dessert table or as a bring along to a friend’s party.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These cookies are easy to make and have only a few ingredients
- They taste amazing!
- They will delight the child in everyone
- They have a chewy texture that is oh so satisfying!
Equipment Needed to Make This Recipe
- Stand Mixer – use a stand mixer to cream your butter and sugar together before adding the eggs and vanilla extract
- Spatula – a good rubber spatula helps to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl down, helping to include all the ingredients
- Flour Sifter – sift your dry ingredients together to get rid of clumps
- Cling Film – use plastic wrap to cover the cookie dough balls while you chill the dough in the refrigerator or freezer. The plastic wrap will prevent the cookie dough balls from drying out.
- Parchment Paper – line your baking tray with parchment baking paper to prevent the cookie dough from sticking once the fat and sugar start to heat up
- Baking Trays – a non-stick baking tray provides an extra layer of protection against the Kinder cookies sticking
- Cooling Rack – a cooling rack allows the baked Kinder cookies to cool completely and quickly so you can enjoy them even sooner
Ingredients You Need For This Recipe
- Kinder Chocolate – milk chocolate candy bars filled with creamy hazelnut filling, Kinder chocolate is so good! The flavor from the hazelnut brings these Kinder cookies one level up from plain chocolate chips.
- Bicarbonate of Soda – this ingredient is a leavening agent and gives these cookies their texture. You can use baking powder instead, but you must triple the amount as baking powder is not as strong.
- Vanilla Extract – a good vanilla extract enhances the flavor of these Kinder cookies
Sift the plain flour and bicarbonate of soda together before adding to your cookie dough recipe. This ensures that the ingredients don’t have any clumps, aerates the ingredients, and guarantees they will evenly mix into the recipe.
How to Make This Recipe
Whisk the butter and sugars together until creamy.
Whisk in the eggs and vanilla.
Mix in the flour and bicarbonate of soda.
Add Kinder chocolate pieces.
Roll into even-sized balls and chill in the freezer for 1 hour.
Use a good quality baking sheet. Buy one here.
Place the cookies on the baking sheet. Bake.
Place half a bar of Kinder chocolate on each cookie asap. Then let it cool. Enjoy!
What to Serve With Your Kinder Cookies
These Kinder cookies are so good you may be tempted to eat the cookie dough raw. If they do make it to the oven, here are a few good pairings to enjoy along with this Kinder cookies recipe.
Nothing goes with sweet treats like a cold (or hot) glass of something to wash it down. Here are some pairings to go alone with your Kinder cookies.
- Cashew Milk – this homemade cashew milk recipe is creamy and will help wash down the chocolate chunks in this recipe.
- Eggnog Latte – perfect to pair with these gooey cookies, especially around the holidays, this hot beverage is sweet and spiced.
- Don Pedro Drink – looking for a little booze to enjoy with your Kinder cookies? This Don Pedro drink is like another dessert with sweetness from vanilla ice cream and Amarula liqueur
A scoop of ice cream along with that cookie? Why not?
- Peppermint Ice Cream – peppermint ice cream is refreshing and pairs well with sweet cookie dough. The chocolate in this Kinder cookie recipe really compliments the peppermint flavor
- Tin Roof Ice Cream – made with peanuts and fudge, this ice cream is the perfect combination of simple pleasures
- Hokey Pokey Ice Cream – this vanilla ice cream is made even tastier with the addition of honeycomb. The sweet flavors of this ice cream will accompany the cookie recipes sweet chocolate and hazelnut flavors.
Popular Substitutions for This Recipe
- Butter – use unsalted butter instead to have control over the amount of butter in your recipe. This is helpful if you are on a low sodium diet or are sensitive to salt. You can add a pinch of salt yourself or omit the salt completely. However, small amounts of salt help to bring out the sweetness in a recipe.
- Sugar – Instead of granulated sugar, swap in caster sugar in a 1:1 ratio. Caster sugar is finer, so it dissolves quickly and mixes into other ingredients well.
- Egg yolk – if you want to make an eggless version of this recipe, swap out the egg yolk for vegetable oil or coconut milk in your cookie dough. The egg yolk helps to enrich the flavor and texture of your cookies, so replacing it with another liquid will change the taste but provide the needed moisture.
- Gluten-free – to make this recipe gluten-free, use 1:1 gluten-free flour in place of plain all-purpose flour
- Self-Raising Flour – instead of plain flour, use the same amount of self-raising flour and omit the bicarbonate of soda.
Variations to This Recipe
Candy – you can substitute the Kinder chocolate for any other candy you prefer, including plain chocolate chips.
Allow your eggs and butter to come to room temperature before beginning this and all cookie recipes. Room temp ingredients mix well together and create silky smooth batters and doughs.
How do I Store Leftovers?
Keep leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temp for up to five days. Make sure that get as much air out of the airtight container as possible to make sure the cookies don’t go stale.
Can This Recipe be Made in Advance?
Yes, you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and chill the dough in the fridge until you are ready to bake the cookies. If you are baking the cookies ahead of time I would recommend eating them when they are fresh as possible for the best results.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough in an airtight container and pull it out of the freezer when you are ready to bake it. The dough will keep for three months in the freezer.
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These Kinder Cookies are irresistible. This recipe is easy to make and the cookies are sweet and gooey, you won’t want to share.
- 170g (¾ cup) salted butter, at room temperature
- 200g (1 cup) brown sugar
- 50g (¼ cup) granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
- 440g (3¼ cups) flour
- 5g (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda
- 300g (15 bars) Kinder chocolate
- Place the butter and sugars in a large bowl and mix until creamy and light in colour. This should take around 3 minutes.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Tip in the flour and bicarbonate of soda and mix until a sturdy dough forms.
- Unwrap all the Kinder chocolate. Break 12 bars in half and put them aside. Break the remaining chocolate up into individual pieces.
- Fold the Kinder chocolate pieces into the cookie dough until the pieces are evenly dispersed.
- Divide the cookie dough into 12 evenly sized balls. Place them on a plate and cover with cling film. Put the plate in the freezer for at least 30 minutes or 1 hour in the fridge to chill.
- Once the cookie dough balls have chilled, preheat the oven to 200°C / fan 180°C / 392°F / gas mark 6.
- Place 12 balls on two parchment lined baking sheets. I.e. 6 balls on each.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until the cookies are crispy on the outside and golder brown.
- Now you have to be quick. Remove the cookies from the oven and place a Kinder chocolate bar on each one, putting a bit of pressure on each one to wedge the chocolate into the cookie.
- Transfer the cookies on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
- Serve on its own or as a dessert with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!
- This cookie recipe works with most chocolate products and can easily be substituted for any of them. Kinder Bueno is also a good option but even classic chocolate chips will do! Check out this recipe.
- The cookie dough is freezable for up to 3 months.
- If you store the cookies in an airtight container they will last about 5 days.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Chill Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: British
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