Let’s start the week with …. Nutella!!!
I think nutella to Italians is the same as peanut butter to Americans. Which means, I grew up eating nutella with everything: in a sandwich, with soft freshly baked bread, over cookies, crackers, and tart, inside brioche or sweet pizza dough… or just a spoonful of nutella, all by itself :-)
And here is what I made this weekend: crumbly, buttery cookies rolled in crunchy hazelnuts and filled with deliciously creamy nutella. Simply irresistible!! And they are very easy to make. These are a must-try. Trust me!!
- 2 egg yolks
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 6 oz (1.5 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of flour
- 3/4 cup of hazelnuts, chopped
- Nutella, enough to fill the cookies
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the egg yolks with the sugar.
Step 2: Blend in the butter until light and fluffy
Step 3: Mix in the milk, salt, vanilla extract and flour.
Step 4: Shape the dough into small balls, about the 1.25 inches in diameter. Roll them in the chopped hazelnuts. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or silicone mats so that no greasing is necessary. Press the cookies down in the middle with your thumb.
Step 5: Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, until slightly golden on the edges.
Step 6: Let the cookies cool off completely and with a piping bag or a spoon, add nutella in the middle of each cookie.