Friday, August 20, 2010

Nutella Filled Sandwich Cookies

Sometimes when the sweet cravings hit and you need something satisfying but not heavy- think Nutella Sandwich Cookies. This recipe is adapted from a recipe found on It has quickly become one of my favorites for any reason
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 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
chocolate-hazelnut spread
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!


Vicki said...

These sound delicious! Ever since I read about Nutella Day I've been intrigued with all the recipes.

jkcurtis said...

Ooo, those look really good. I am definitely going to try making some. Thanks for sharing!