Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Nutella filled Cookie Kisses

Nutella, just hearing the word makes me salivate like one of Pavlov's dogs! Adding Nutella makes anything better - toast, bagels, crepes,  wood chips....
These are cookies I made to take to a cookie exchange.  They are butter cookies filled with Nutella.  The cookies are quick, easy and adding the Nutella makes them special.  I put them in little candy wrappers and set them on a plate to serve.
Then, the cookie exchange was cancelled due to rain!  Now I'll have to eat all these cookies myself!
Let it rain.

Nutella filled Cookie Kisses
adapted from Perfect Cookies, Fog City Press 2008

Makes 24 cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour

Combine butter with sugar and salt.  beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, beat until incorporated.  Add the flour and beat on low speed just until smooth and well blended.  Cover bowl and refrigerate dough until firm, about 1 hour or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Scoop up teaspoonfuls of the dough (I used my #80 scoop) and roll into balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.  Bake until the cookies are firm but not browned 10-12 minutes.  Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Spread Nutella on one flat side of cookie, place the bottom of second cookie against the Nutella, lining up edges sandwich style.  Repeat to make the sandwiches with the remaining cookies and Nutella.

These get big really fast, make the cookies on the smaller side, plus then you taste the Nutella more.
Place sandwich cookies in paper candy cups or paper mini muffin cups to serve.
Try not to eat all the left-over Nutella

December 7, 2011     Daylight  4 hours, 15 minutes, 18seconds      Current Temp.  17ºF

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