Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whoopeee! It's World Nutella Day

February 5th is World Nutella Day (my favorite holiday) and this year I came up with a recipe that makes me say whoopee! every time I think about this Nutella filled, cakey little cookie that's slightly chewey and is a snap to make. I've decided to call these little darlings "Nutella Whoopie Pies".

Nutella Whoopie Pies

2 cups AP flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups butter softened
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Confectioners sugar for dusting
1 Jar (13 oz) Nutella

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In medium size bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In large bowl, with hand mixer combine butter and sugar. Beat until smooth and airy (about 2-3 minutes). Add eggs and vanilla and mix, making sure to scrape down the edges of the bowl as you mix. When mixture is smooth, add half the dry ingredients and mix on low. Add the rest of the dry ingredients until dough is smooth. Don't over mix. And don't be surprised if the dough is sticky. It's supposed to be.

Form cookies into small balls about 1 inch to 1-1/4 inch. Place on baking sheets, flatten slightly with a spoon and bake 11 minutes. Cool on baking rack, then remove to paper or kitchen towels to finish cooling. You'll get approximately 40-42 cookies.

When cookies are cooled, take a big dollop of Nutella and place it on the flat side of a cooled cookie. Cover that mass of delicious chocolateness with another cookie.

Taste to see if it's decadent enough, and if not, add more Nutella.

Dust with Confectioners sugar and enjoy. You don't have to refrigerate these cookies. I think they're perfect when left at room temperature.

And don't just make these for World Nutella Day. They're perfect anytime.


this grandma said...

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I wanted to let you know that I enjoy your blog and hope others will too.

Linda said...

Thank you so much. I'm truly honored.