Never in my life have I had a bite of Nutella.
Until now of course.
Now, the food - Nutella. For those of you that like me until recently have never had Nutella, let me explain. Nutella is a chocolate-hazelnut spread almost the consistency of creamy peanut butter. It is made with no artificial preservatives, and has less grams of fat than peanut butter per serving size. For those of you that have had Nutella, back me up, it is delicious. On February 5th, you should all celebrate National Nutella Day with me by making these cookies.
**Note you can use a premade cookie dough or follow the recipe below.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4t baking powder
- 1/4t salt
- 1lb butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup for topping
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1t milk
- 1/2t vanilla
- 1/3 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Mix the Nutella and mascarpone cheese in a small bowl.
Roll out the dough to 3/4" thick and cut out cookies. Press you thumb in the center of the cookie and dip the cookie in sugar. This will rim the edges of your cookies in sugar, making them sparkle and shine.
Fill the center of the cookie with the Nutella mixture, and bake for 7-8 minutes. As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven sprinkle them with chopped toasted almonds.