Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich cookie
  • Yields: about 48 sandwich cookies
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 1 hr
  • Bake: 6 mins 350°
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Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
Ingredients
1 1/3
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/2
cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
 
Coarse sugar
1
recipe White Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg. Beat in as much of the flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mixture and the nuts. Cover and chill dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in coarse sugar to coat. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets. With the bottom of a glass, flatten balls to circles about 1 1/4 inches in diameter.
  3. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tops are firm. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.
  4. Spread a rounded 1/2 teaspoon of the White Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling on the bottom of each of half of the cookies. Top with the remaining cookies, bottom sides down.
White Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling
Ingredients
6
ounces chopped white chocolate
3
tablespoons whipping cream
1/2
cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts (filberts)
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan, heat and stir white chocolate and whipping cream over low heat until just melted. Remove from heat. Stir in finely chopped toasted hazelnuts.
Nutrition Facts (Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches)
    Per serving:
  • 87 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 14 mg chol.,
  • 39 mg sodium,
  • 6 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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