Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

19 Jun

6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/2+1/8 cups all-purpose flour 

For the nutella filling:
1/2 cup nutella 
1 tablespoon milk 
1 tablespoon butter 

Makes 12 cookies.

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
2. In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together  butter, sugar, salt, and vanilla on medium-high speed until smooth, about two minutes. Beat in flour gradually, beginning on low speed and increasing to medium high.
3. Roll dough by teaspoonfuls into balls and place on an un-greased baking sheet one inch apart. 
4. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, and make indentations using thumbs (if the dough is too hot to handle, use a teaspoon measure or watermelon baller for the same effect). Return to oven and bake for an additional seven to nine minutes.
5. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely before adding the nutella filling. 
6. For the filling, combine nutella and butter in a small, heat-proof bowl. Set the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until smooth. Add the milk and stir the mixture until completely combined. 
7. Spoon the filling into the cookies using a teaspoon measure. Cool the cookies in the refrigerator for 20 minutes until the nutella filling is firm. 

These delicious, nutella-filled thumbprint cookies spice up your standard snack break. Dip in coffee for added flavor or pop one in your mouth for sweet satisfaction. I love the contrast between the buttery crunch and silky, chocolate-hazelut filling. An easy and efficient recipe, impress your party guests with this tasty dessert. Happy baking!


One Response to “Nutella Thumbprint Cookies”

  1. Sara June 21, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    if you don't invite me over to bake like RIGHT NOW im gonna flip a switch…. nice pics!!

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