Sunday, September 5, 2010
Cookie Recipe #246 - Chocolate-Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies
Here is another recipe using the chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella) that tastes soooo good. Two chewy oatmeal cookies hold a layer of the chocolate-hazelnut spread between them to form a slightly nutritious(?) sandwich.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (Nutella).
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Mix in flour and oats until thoroughly incorporated.
Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in small bowl of granulated sugar until coated. Place 1 1/2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheet and press down to form 1-inch circles.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven 5-7 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
Spread bottoms of half of the cookies with 1/2 teaspoon chocolate-hazelnut spread. Top with remaining cookies, flat sides down and pressing gently together.
Makes 3-4 dozen sandwich cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.