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Italian Hazelnut Cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"Two crunchy hazelnut cookie halves, filled with a soft layer of Nutella® hazelnut spread. Is there anything better on a winter's day? No wonder these Italian cookies are called Lady's Kisses! A marriage made in heaven."
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4 h servings 220
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cookies)


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  1. In a large bowl, mix together hazelnuts, flour and sugar. Mix in butter, egg yolk and salt until combined. Form into ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Roll dough into 48 small balls, about 2 tsp each. Arrange balls, about 2 inches apart, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake, in batches, for about 18 minutes or until just set and lightly golden brown. Let cool completely on cooling rack.
  4. Spread or pipe 1 tsp Nutella(R) hazelnut spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 220 calories; 15 19.5 3.2 32 51 Full nutrition

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If you like hazelnuts, you will LOVE these cookies! I ground the hazelnuts myself and intentionally coarse ground, leaving some larger bits of nut. It made the dough more difficult to handle but...

This makes a lovely holiday cookie. The cookie portion tastes like a delicious hazelnut shortbread. Two teaspoons of dough per cookie makes a substantial sized sandwich cookie. I put mine in the...