I don't know about you, but I've reached that time of the year when I've had just about enough of winter. It's nice to have the change of seasons in New England, but I desperately long to kick off my woolly boots, pack up the long underwear and say goodbye to slush and snow.
I know, we still have a long way to go before the daffodils peep out from the ground. I can tell because I'm still craving rich and buttery hibernation foods. Fortunately, this cookie is extremely easy to prepare and gives you just a taste of nuttiness without being too heavy.
Cocoa Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies
80 g. creamed butter
1 tsp. tsp. vanilla
55 g. powdered sugar
160 g. all purpose flour
1 tbs. cocoa powder
1/2 cup extra cocoa powder, sifted and set aside
115 g. melted dark chocolate
50 g. butter
110 g. Nutella or other hazelnut spread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whip together the butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and egg. Incorporate the flour and 1 tbs. cocoa powder and mix until combined. Form into disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate about 20 minutes.
In the meantime, make the filling. Whip the melted chocolate with the butter until cool. Add the Nutella and whip until smooth.
Roll out dough (use cocoa powder instead of flour to prevent sticking) into desired thickness. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter.
Bake 8-11 minutes. Let cool completely. Spread one cookie with filling, top with another cookie to make a cookie sandwich. Coat with sifted powdered sugar.
Now that you have a tasty cookie in mind, I'm thrilled to announce the giveaway winner. Thanks to everyone who participated.
And the giveaway goes to...Megan Gordon! Be sure to check out her incredibly beautiful blog, A Sweet Spoonful. I'm a huge fan of her work and I know you will be too.