Friday

nutella


we know it's been an entire week since our last visit but we really can't believe how quickly this week has flown by! lots going on and unfortunately, little time for cooking, baking and creating recipes. getting ready for a huge garage sale tomorrow since we are moving across the country in about 2 weeks - very excited but a little overwhelmed at the moment. our house, and kitchen, is overflowing with boxes and piles of stuff to sell, stuff to store and stuff to move - it's amazing to see how much junk we've accumulated over time! we had a cookie craving this morning and decided to make a bunch of these little gems to nibble on as we pack. who doesn't love nutella?! well, how about nutella sandwiched between two round buttery hazelnut cookies? um, yes please. when baking with hazelnuts, you usually toast them and remove the skins first. well, today i didn't have the patience to do that and the cookies still turned out fabulous, good to know. if you don't have any nutella in your pantry, these would be great sandwiched with your favorite jam or jelly as well. have a great weekend!

Hazelnut & Nutella Sandwich Cookies
makes about 36 cookies

1 cup hazelnuts
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup nutella or jelly
in a food processor, grind hazelnuts until they are finely ground but not clumping together. in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. add vanilla and combine. add flours, salt and ground hazelnuts and stir until well combined. divide the dough in half and press each half into a flat disk. wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
preheat oven to 350 degrees F. remove one of the dough disks from refrigerator and let soften slightly. roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment paper until about 1/8-inch thick. using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out dough and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. gather scraps and continue to re-roll until all the dough is used, returning briefly to refrigerator if the dough becomes too soft. bake cookies 14-16 minutes or until the edges begin to brown slightly. cool completely and sandwich with 1 tsp desired filling. enjoy!

23 comments:

squirrelbread said...

This recipe is right up my alley. Printed and in the queue.

Cheers,

*Heather*

matt said...

Ooh! Where are you two moving? Congrats on the cross country venture and best - o - luck!

Jen said...

I just gazed at nutella in one of those large economy-sized stores, thinking what I would do with a jar so large.

charlie girl said...

Oh my gosh, you just hit my utmost favorite flavors. Those with a "REALLY" good shot of espresso...I'm in heaven! My hazelnut tree has nuts ripening now....

Jennifer said...

I adore all things nutella! these cookies sound and look amazing!! I'm surely adding this to my to-make list!! :)
I hope the garage sale was a success yesterday!

adrienne said...

ooo nutella!

Sprouted Kitchen said...

exactly, everyone loves nutella. I want to make these a put a lil scopp of vanilla bean ice cream inside. fabulous recipe! happing moving

chocolatecup said...

my gosh! you got me craving nutellllla cookies:P

♥♥♥Ria♥♥♥ said...

Gorgeous!

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gine said...

oh ... nutella sandwich cookies ^^ .. happy moving ^^!!

Nicole said...

Nutella is possibly the best invention ever.

I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. It's great!

Katie said...

Good luck with the move, guys! Dang it, we'll miss you when we head down south in Sept for a wedding. Well, have fun in NYC. Keep on blogging! (Go Safety First!)

Laura [What I Like] said...

Pure decadence! You need something to get you through that move...

Phoebe and Cara, The Quarter-Life Cooks said...

I can't think of anything more delightful or civilized than putting nutella inside these dainty little cookies. It certainly beats my usual technique for preparation: eating it directly from the jar with a spoon.

Visually Inspired said...

love the photos & styling!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Oh, my - I am a complete Nutella freak. Your cookies look delicious. Certainly a step up from my normal mode of consumption (tiny piece of toast, absurd amount of Nutella spread on top).

MsGourmet said...

I cringe to think what life would be like without Nutella! Your cookies look amazing :)

Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

Wow Gold said...

wow ! what a blog

Caron said...

OMG- I know what to make my favorite Nutella freak for his next care package that I ship off to boarding school! Thank you so much for the delicious inspriation!

Myriah said...

You had me at "nutella".

I made these cookies and they are PERFECT! Amazing recipe, surprisingly easy to make, and incredibly addictive. Thank you!

Alison said...

Cannot wait to make these!! My mouth is already watering...