Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches

In the Piedmont region of Italy, the duo of chocolate and hazelnuts flavor all kinds of desserts. Serve these yummy treats with an after-dinner espresso.

Little Hazelnut-Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
48 sandwich cookies


  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts

  • Coarse sugar

  • 1 recipe White Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling

White Chocolate-Hazelnut Filling

  • 6 ounce chopped white chocolate

  • 3 tablespoon whipping cream

  • ½ cup finely chopped toasted hazelnuts (filberts)


  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°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

  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 (per serving)

87 Calories
6g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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