Monday, June 4, 2007

Nutella filled cookies

Nutella filled cookies

My husband is not into sweets but he tells everybody about the cakes, cookies and other stuff I make. It’s funny because I don’t even know more than half of those people. :)

When I started going to his dentist, the receptionists who work there kept asking me about my recipes, sweets, etc.
“Joao says they’re wonderful” – said one of the girls. “But he won’t even try them”, I replied. That was even funnier – how is he supposed to know if the sweets are good?

To clear that out, I baked these cookies and took them to the doctor’s office – maybe now the girls will believe my husband again. :)

Nutella filled cookies
adapted from Modern Classics Book 2

65g (2 oz) cold butter, chopped
32g (¼ cup) icing sugar
68g (½ cup) plain flour
2 ½ teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 egg yolk

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF.
Process all the ingredients in a food processor until a soft dough forms – my processor is tiny so I made this by hand.
Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on baking trays lined with nonstick baking paper and flatten slightly.*
Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the bases are lightly cooked – the first batch was too soft so I baked the remaining cookies for 10 minutes.
Cool on trays.
Sandwich the cookies with chocolate ganache – I used Nutella. They’re really delicate, so be careful when spreading the filling.

* the cookies on the book were really flat – maybe I should have used less dough in each ball.

Makes 22 filled cookies – I got 18.

Nutella filled cookies


Valentina said...

Lovely treat. they look really beautiful.well finished off! and pretty yummy. Your hubby certainly knows of how good your baking is. So he does not even need to taste it.He just knows!!xx

Helene said...

These look absolutely decadent! Nutella makes the world go round...I guess politicians don't eat enough of it!
They would not last long in my house!

Cheryl said...

You are so making me wanna finally try Nutella. I must be the last person alive who hasn't. These cookies are adorable.

Cris said...

Yummy! They look so good! I could eat all of them at once!

Celine said...

you are killing me with the goodness!!
I have so many excellent [in every sense of the word] Nutella memories that I don't have enough hands to count them. <3

Deborah said...

I can tell by looking at these that these are good!! My husband loves cookies, and I have half a jar of Nutella, so I may need to try these out!

Anonymous said...

The appearance, shape, colors tell us it is good. And I know these nutella cookies are good, now :D

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Patricia, these look great. I wish you'd bring me a bowl full too LOL!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I am a recent convert to Nutella! And, you can put it in cookies, too!!!??? I'm in heaven, Patricia!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

HiPatricia, Just wanted you to know I stopped by but I couldn't read. Took one look at the pics and title and knew it was dangerous! :)) Amanda

Nora B. said...

Patricia, those coookies look yummy. Nutella is probably as common here (Sydney) as vegemite (which is another story). As a kid in Singapore, I used to eat nutella from small disposable containers. They don't sell those anymore. I was so amazed when I was in Italy and saw this VERY HUGE nutella jar. I wanted to bring it home but I didn't have space in my luggage.

Susan said...

These look like macarons, but without the fussy recipe or funky colors. Maybe next time your husband visits that office, the girls will talk up the cookies and tempt him to try one from the next batch you make. Too funny, Patricia. :D

Anh said...

Pat, these cookies look wonderful! Yummy treat. Wish you could send some over to me & my flatmate. We guarantee to finish them all off!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I mean how could these fail with chocolate and nutella!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

You had me at Nutella. They are beautiful. I love them just as and wouldn't make them flatter. This way they look like macarons. I'll definitely be trying these!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

One day a few months ago, Nutella appeared on the shelf in the market in our small village! Wow -- that was an exciting day! And since then I have been collecting recipes that use Nutella. These cookies look great.

Cynthia said...

:D so what did the girls in the doctor's office say?

These look so simple to make and ideal for dunking!

Karin W. said...

Nutella seems to be very widely used everywhere, but not in Sweden. Well, some people do spread it on bread for breakfast as they do with orange marmalade too.

What is it made of? Chocolate and nuts?

Judy said...

Well, if your husband won't try them, I certainly will! Tell me when and where, and I'm there!

Nina Roux: The Sweet, The Savory and The Sass said...

nutella makes EVERYTHING better. Thanks for visiting our site!

christine said...

Oh my my! You just KNOW these are good, whether Joao says so and has tried them or not. They seem quite simple to make too.

lululu said...

I love nutella and cocca cookies, gotta try to make these! They look cute!

Ilva said...

That's love! They look delicious, too delicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Tina, you're far too kind, my dear friend!!

Helen, I had a laugh with you - I agree 100% :)

Cheryl, you definitely should. But be careful, it's pretty addictive. :)

Cris, tks, sweetie! Have some! :)

Celine, one can't go wrong with Nutella. :)

Deborah, you should - I think you'd like them!

Tigerfish, thank you!

Meeta, I'd love to do that, dear! :)

T.W., Nutella goes well in just about anything. :)

Amanda, my waistline thanked me for giving the cookies away (I had just one). :)

Nora, I had to google vegemite. Those huge jars are not sold here either - luckily we can buy small glasses of it.

Susan, actually they told him they would love to receive more gifts like this. lol

Anh, I'd do it gladly, sweetie!

Tanna, you've sait it all. :)

Lynn, that's quite a compliment, thanks!

Lydia, thank you - I'm sure you'd have Nutella in that beautiful pantry of yours.

Cynthia, they loved it - they told Joao that they'd love to have more gifts like this. Then he told me I've created monsters. :)

Karin, it's a chocolate and hazelnut paste. So good.

Judy, I'd be glad to have you over for a little snack! :)

Nina, your blog is delicious, there's no need to thank me!

Christine, they were simple, you're right. And with a food processor I think it would take 2 seconds. :)

Lululu, thank you! I hope you like them if you try them.

Ilva, thank you, sweetie!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Then who eats all of your amazing sweets? ;) I would love a Nutella-filled cookie right now. I should never visit your site when I'm hungry!

Janet said...

Getting less cookies than you were supposed to out of a batch just mean they're bigger! This is never a bad thing.

thecoffeesnob said...

What i would give for one of these now.

Your husband's too sweet, raving about your desserts to others :)

Mallow said...

I can't keep Nutella in the house - I won't eat anything else until the jar is empty. But maybe these cookies are the perfect excuse to go buy some! Those cookies look like they had a nice texture.

Anonymous said...

Nutella!!! Oh I would wolf this down in an instant...wishing I was the receptionist at your dentist's right now :)

I don't have that book yet...will have to try it!

C also, despite not eating any sweets I make (ok, he'll have a taste), also likes to tell people about my cooking...I blush but smile :)

Anonymous said...

These are a definite must-bake for me. I can't get enough of nutella. My boyfriend rarely eats the baked goods I make so I always have to bake small portions otherwise I would be eating them all. :P

Anonymous said...

These cookies will definitely impress anyone for a sweet tooth/chocolate/nutella fanatics hehe :) Recipe sounds easy, think I do this, thanks :)

Truffle said...

Oh these have me swooning! I am a sucker for nutella.

Anonymous said...

I lurrrve Nutella; I have it almost every morning on my toast! Must try this cookie out!

Oh and Pat, try not to bring too many sweet bakes for the girls next time, k? It IS a dental clinic afterall... Hehe.

But do the rest of us complain? Hell no! Hahaha...

Unknown said...

For a moment, I thought these were macarons :P. Mmm..nutella plus chocolate, yummy!

Stella said...

Your hubby is lucky to have a wife like you Pat!
The cookies are so cute! They look very much like macarons;)

kellypea said...

These are quite lovely! I love the neat little shape of them.

The crepe maker was filling crepes with nutella at the farmer's market this past weekend. YUM!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Susan, I usually take them to my mother-in-law and my (many) sisters-in-law. :)

Janet, thank you for stopping by!
I like your optimistic way of looking at it. :)

Hey, sweetie, he is - thank you for visiting again!

Mallow, I only buy Nutella when I have a recipe to use it in - otherwise, I do the same as you! :D

Joey, isn't it good to receive compliments like those? :)

Amy, I should use the Nutella I have left to make your delicious brioche sandwiches... :)

Melting Wok, it was easy and I'm glad you liked it!

Truffle, me too. :)

Ovenhaven, you are SO right!! Maybe if I start giving the sweets to their patients the dentist will be rich. lol

Angie, they're great together!

Valentina, you are so sweet, my dear!

Kelly, those crepes sound heavenly!

Thistlemoon said...

These look great Patricia!

I make these too sometimes, but I usually don't make my own dough. This is the very reason why I decided to join the Daring Bakers! Need to be better at baking!!!

Kelly-Jane said...

Killer cookies! I love nutella, so these sounds and look great.

Anonymous said...

Your husband is just too cute! I'm sure that after these beautiful looking cookies, they had no doubt that you are quite the baker.

Anita said...

So beautiful Patricia! And I love the little dish!

Kirsten said...

Oh I am dying!! My boyfriend is the same way...he loves to talk about my cooking/baking, but he is such a health nut. :)

Oh well, I guess he is lucky I am MUCH more of a cook than a baker.

Your cookies are lovely. ANYTHING with Nutella is a good call. Delicious!

sher said...

That's cruel to make those and leave us suffering! :):) Now I will be thinking about those pictures for days. They look absolutely incredible. Brava!!!! You're amazing.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had not scrolled down... I am on a diet and trying very hard to not eat Nutella, but this post just did it. Where is the spoon!

Nutella Forum said...

Those cookies look delicious... I must make some!

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