I love Nutella so I was really excited about trying this recipe. I have to say that the Nutella flavor wasn't as strong as I had hoped. I don't care for Hershey's kisses so I used a small square of dark chocolate instead and put a hazelnut in the middle when they came out of the oven. They are a very tasty cookie, just not a very strong Nutella flavor.
These cookies are fantastic! I made a mistake by using white chocolate striped kisses instead of using the regular chocolate kisses. I thought it would look nice. Well, The white ones got little brown tips and never hardened back up. I had to stick them in the fridge to make the kisses harden. heh heh! USE REGULAR KISSES! They are nice and chewy and have a great flavor! I will definately bake them again with the regular kisses.
As I was making these, I was very sad to see the Nutella jar get so empty so quickly; however, these are fabulous and well worth it. I'm thinking about trying them with Hershey's caramel kisses next time. Thanks!
These are great cookies! I usually don't love cookies with candy in the middle, but these are an exception. My only quarrel with them is that they get a little harder a little faster than I'd like. Next time I might try half butter/half shortning to see if they stay a bit softer. The taste is sublime, though!