Feb 5

Chocolate Nutella Cookie Sandwiches for World Nutella Day

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World Nutella Day 2011

Happy World Nutella Day!  If you’re anything like me, you’ll be grabbing a spoon, a jar of Nutella, a good book, and curling up in your favorite chair for some serious Nutella Meditation today!  For the unitiated, World Nutella Day (February 5th) is the day that Nutella lovers around the world unite in celebrating their love for Nutella.

nutella love

Don’t know what Nutella is? Oh my, we may have a problem.  All I can say is please, please go buy some and try it.  On the other hand, feel free to continue living in ignorance and leave your Nutella for me!

celebrating world nutella day

Speaking of Nutella, there is a new Nutella site in town!  The amazing Paula of bell’alimento just launched Bella Nutella today, a site celebrating Nutella by featuring submissions from Nutella lovers.  Go and explore all of the delicious Nutella goodness that is happening on Bella Nutella!

Bella Nutella

Yesterday I cooked up some little mini chocolate cookies and then sandwiched them with some Nutella.

mini chocolate nutella sandwich cookies for world nutella day

I wanted to have something especially for the Fujilings for today. These cookies are perfect for little hands, and will provide a treat without anyone overdosing on sugar.

making chocolate nutella sandwich cookies

The dough takes about 5 minutes to mix up, then has to chill for about an hour.  Then all that’s left to do is bake them for 10 minutes, wait for them to cool, slap some Nutella between 2 cookies, and . . . EAT!

mini chocolate nutella sandwich cookies

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Chocolate Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Makes 20 sandwich cookies

4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup ground almonds
7 tablespoons cake flour
5 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/3 cup Nutella, for filling

1. Beat the butter in a bowl until creamy and fluffy.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the ground almonds, cake flour, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder.  Now add this mixture to the butter and use a spatula to combine the ingredients into a thick stiff dough.

2. Turn the dough out onto a large piece of plastic wrap.  Shape the dough into a rectangle or square about 1/2-inch thick, then wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and refrigerate for about one hour.

3. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.  Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 40 pieces.  Using your hands, carefully roll each piece of dough into a ball.  The dough may crumble a bit, but just push the cracks and pieces back together until the dough becomes more cohesive and shapes into a ball.  Place the shaped dough on the baking sheets, leaving at least 1/2-inch of space between each cookie.

5. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and transfer the baking sheets to a cooling rack and let the cookies rest until they reach room temperature.

6. When the cookies have reached room temperature, spread a spoonful of Nutella on the bottom side of a cookie. Place another cookie, bottom side down, on top of the filling.  Repeat with the remaining cookies.

* All I can say is thank goodness the girls behind the blogs Ms Adventures in Italy and Bleeding Espresso had the genius idea of starting World Nutella Day!  Thanks ladies!!!

world nutella day

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

A perfect recipe for Nutella Day Rachael! I love how they are not overly sweet but more than that I love how easy they are!


Lori @ RecipeGirl February 5, 2011 at 10:30 am

These are the cutest ever! I opened a jar of Nutella this AM and I swear I need to get it out of the house pronto!


Ethan February 5, 2011 at 10:31 am

Happy Nutella Day to you! See, you make Nutella cookie sandwiches and you do make people smile and it’s not just because you’re a nut;)
I opted for Nutella, peanut butter and a banana on a plate and just shhmeared away!


Paula - bell'alimento February 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

Happy Nutella Day to you Fujilicious! Thank you so much for including our new baby “bella nutella” We think she’s quite delicious ; ) xoxo Now If you would please send me dozen of these subito, please & thank you xoxo


Fuji Nana February 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

Thank you for alerting us to this little-known but very important day of celebration. I shall now go start the festivities.


Barbara | VinoLuciStyle February 5, 2011 at 10:55 am

Seems it should be called ‘Crazy for Nutella Day’ – it’s legions of fans are in fact crazy for it.

Which has always made me feel left out of the club; the idea of eating Nutella with a spoon has never been appealing, but then neither has peanut butter. But in a cupcake, or a cookie…OK, I’m in. And yes, I equate the ratio of filling to the actually cookie here to qualify. Love the Lilliputian size…now to find some really little fingers that would love me to make these for them!


Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

These little guys remind me of Baci di Dama, except these are the Nutella version!


Fuji Mama (Rachael) February 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

@Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen, I had never heard of Baci di Dama before you said something! Now I MUST try them!


Joy February 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm

These look just lovely. Great cookies.


Evil Shenanigans February 7, 2011 at 8:46 am

Nutella may be the perfect food. Love that you used it as a cookie sandwich filling. The almonds in the cookies is a nice touch. Gives them a little visual interest, and I know they must taste lovely!


Ciaochowlinda February 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

OMG I want some of these adorable cookies – They’re “Baci di Dama” cookies and I’ve made the traditional version but these chocolate ones are irresistible. Lovely photos too.


Fuji Mama (Rachael) February 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

@Ciaochowlinda, You are the 2nd person that has mentioned Baci di Dama! I had never heard of them until the other day and had no idea that’s what I was making when I dreamed this recipe up in my head! How fun! Now I’m going to have to look up a recipe for the traditional cookie and give it a try!


Darla @ Bakingdom February 11, 2011 at 4:16 am

These are beautiful! Love their shapes! Can’t wait to try them!


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