Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nutella Shortbread Cookies

You really have to love technology. Right now I am writing this entry while sitting in a Chick-fil-A. Why am I sitting in a Chick-fil-A instead of the comfort of my own living room? Because I am in Orlando for a book signing by one of my favorite authors, Janet Evanovich,  Her newest book just came out and she is having a book signing today. Since Orlando is just a short 2 hour drive, my amazing husband drove me down here so I could meet her in person. We arrived at 1 and got our wristbands and now we have to wait until she arrives. She will start signing at 1 but we're not supposed to come back until 2:30. So long story long, that is why I am here.

So for my second day of cookies (lets just pretend that I didn't miss yesterday, I was spending quality time with my granny) I would like to present these Nutella Shortbread Cookies.

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Ingredients
1 cup softened butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
 2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup nutella

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350 f

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and white sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.

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Mix in flour until dough comes together.

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Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.

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Make a small hole in the center of each ball. I either use a the knuckle on of my fingers.

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Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes.

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Fill the center with Nutella.

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Bake for about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool 1 minute on the cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack.

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12 comments:

Soni said...

Wow, these look so yum!Love this recipe!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Nutella + shortbread sounds like combination made in heaven to me :)

Junia said...

nutella in anything is perfect. i love the nutella filled cookies. sending some #cookielove to you. thanks for linking up to our bloghop!

@Mango_Queen said...

I just love Nutella on cookies! So yummy! Glad you joined CookieLove with us.

Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food said...

What a fun and easy cookie! They look delicious!

Lizzy said...

Mmmmm...what marvelous thumbprints! Thanks so much for joining our bloghop...can't wait to see the rest of your cookies~

LaTisha said...

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to visit your blogs and see your cookie creations.

LaTisha
www.spicedwithlove.com

Linda said...

Two of my favorite things...nutella and shortbread! Fabulous recipe!

Georgie said...

You had me a nutella, then pushed me off the edge with shortbread. Hook, line and sinker, these are a keeper.

Becky said...

I love Nutella and cookies, so these cookies are the best. Lots of #cookielove, and it was so nice co-hosting with you.

Kathy said...

Nutella and cookies what could be better. Great recipe!

Kavi said...

these cookies look super cute!

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