Nutella Chocolate Chocolate Chip (Reduced Sugar)


1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup Splenda sugar substitute (NOT baking splenda, just the kind straight out of the 3.8 oz. pour-spout box)
1/8 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons nutella (a hazelnut-chocolate spread)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, mix butter, sugars (including splenda), cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together until fluffy.
Add the Nutella, and mix in well.
Add egg and vanilla, and mix in thoroughly.
Slowly add flower while continuing to mix. Blend thoroughly.
Stir in chocolate chips. (Can add 1/4 cup of chopped nuts here, if you wish.).
Spoon heaping teaspoons of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 12 minutes at 350°F.
Cool cookies on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes before attempting to take cookies off sheet.