“Mm. Smells good. What's wrong? You only make those when you need to calm down.” Joan Watson in “Elementary” (Season 2, episode 16) when she enters the kitchen in the morning and Sherlock Holmes is just about to get the Yorkshire pudding out of the oven.
Sherlock Holmes is someone you wouldn't call normal. Naturally he's got some weird traits and characteristics. Cooking and baking is not my passion, although I can do some things that others actually like. So it's very strange for me that Sherlock Holmes in Elementary seemingly is baking to calm down and I now started to do the same, preferably using one recipe when I am frustrated, namely the following:
1 cup Nutella (or other chocolate cream)
1 cup flour (or maybe a bit more)
Pre-heat oven to 330 ° F (160 ° C)
Put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix with a spoon or hand-held mixer. (Those of you who use a spoon, you can easily make the recipe in the middle of the night without disturbing your room-mates or neighbours at all.) Take a small piece of the mass, make a ball out of that. Squish it flat and put it on a baking sheet with baking sheet. Repeat until dough is all used. Should make about 16 bits.
The cookies will rise a bit, so really keep it rather small and flat with a bit of distance between each.
Baking in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the cookies aren't that much wet and shiny anymore as they will be the first minutes. A bit shiny is absolutely fine.
Afterwards let them cool a bit. When they're right out of the oven the cookies are not only hot, but also fall apart fairly easily. Cooled down a bit they're harder.
The original recipe is with Nutella cream, which is available everywhere here in Germany. I have made the recipe already with white cream (which needs considerably more dough). My favourite cookies are with a caramel sea salt cream I was lucky to find at Edeka. I also used dark brownie cream and peanut butter as well (with and without peanut bits). For that one however I probably have used too much flour, because the cookies were rather dry for my taste. I personally don't like the Nutella-cookies as much as I do the Nusspli-cookies, a different kind of chocolate cream, which is available here.
Try it out. Let the creams that are available in the shops in your area inspire you. You're welcome to write in the comments which creams you tried and how you liked the cookies.