Italian Hazelnut Cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 27 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
24 cookies


  • 2 cups ground hazelnuts

  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ cup Nutella® hazelnut spread


  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® hazelnut spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 89mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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