Today I have a special treat for you...cookies! Obvs I love me some cookies, so my lovely friend Rachel from The Avid Appetite was kind enough to share one of her cookie recipes with me that is TO DIE FOR. And now I'm sharing it with you :)
I’m so excited to be guesting here on The Cookie Battle, so a big thanks to Stephanie for letting me join in the fun! I know that cookie season has passed us by and everyone has moved onto their get-in-shape-by-summer diets, but these little sandwich cookies are so easy and delicious that I just had to give them a try. These are perfect for serving at a party (in a fun and multi-tasking pilsner glass!), as a sweet ending to a romantic dinner, or as a filling for your own personal cookie jar on a low key Friday night.
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
*Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens
Makes 48 cookie sandwiches
½ C shortening (Crisco)
⅓ C sugar
⅓ C brown sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
⅛ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ C all-purpose flour
¾ C quick cooking oats
½ C+ Nutella
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large mixing bowl with hand mixer), beat the shortening until smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, beating until completely combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla, followed by the flour. Stir in the oats.
Once the dough is combined, bake ‘em up! Shape into small balls, about ¾ inches, and place on a baking sheet. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten the balls slightly so that when baked, they will form the outsides of the sandwiches. Bake about 5 minutes until the bottoms are slightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. When completely cooled, spread a bit of Nutella on cookie and cover with another one. Feel free to taste test along the way. You know, for research purposes.
So there you have it. A simple, yet sweetly satisfying cookie that, while requiring a few extra steps, is completely worth the extra effort. Oh and I’m sure these would be equally as delicious with other fillings too! Chocolate frosting, butterscotch frosting, a layer of pb and j, the possibilities are endless!
What is your favorite use for Nutella?