Hazelnut Cookie Sandwiches

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Hazelnut and chocolate go hand-in-hand for this delicious holiday treat from pastry chef Kristin Beaupre. To build the sweet-tooth’s cookie sandwiches, start with the recipe for buttery, hazelnut cookies that cook up quick in the oven. Next, spread the cookies with chocolate-y Nutella to form tasty desserts that’ll have you going nuts.

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Details

Yields: 20 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces hazelnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 generous pinch of salt
  • 1 pound cold butter, cubed
  • Nutella

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the nuts with the sugar until finely ground. Add the flour and salt and continue pulsing until combined.
  3. Add the butter cubes and pulse until a dough forms.
  4. Roll out the dough into two logs (approximately 12 inches long) and refrigerate until firm.
  5. Slice the chilled dough logs into 1/2" discs and sprinkle with granulated sugar immediately. Line and spray a standard cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for six minutes. Rotate the cookie sheet 180 degrees and bake for another six minutes.
  7. Cool cookies on a wire rack before spreading with Nutella and forming cookie sandwiches.

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