These simple yet gratifying cookies will easily fulfill your sweet needs (does this sound like a commercial? Oh my!). The vanilla cookies have just the right crunch and the filling (hmmmm) a smooth chocolate-hazelnut filling. I love hazelnut, don't you? The best part.....ready.......it is quick and effortless to whip up.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter
1/4 cup of whole milk
1+1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 tbs sugar
Directions:Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Pulse flour, sugar and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter, and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With the machine running, pour the milk and vanilla, process until the dough comes together.
If the dough is too soft refrigerate until firm. Then roll the dough between lightly floured sheets of parchment until 1/16" thick. Using a 1 1/2" cutter (whatever shape you want), cut out 30 rounds. Space 1" apart on parchment lines baking sheets Chill in the freezer until firm (about 15min).
Whisk the egg yolk with 1 tsp of water. Brush onto tops of cookies and sprinkle ith sugar. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.
Turn over the bottoms and spread with 1 heaping teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Top with remaining cookies, and give a little twist. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. That's it....yup!
Enjoy! I know we all did!