After deciding it was cookie day, I decided to break the fast. It involved cookies. After seeing cookie dough cereal all over the blog world, I figured I would give it a try. I followed the recipe from Fitnessista.
|Cookies for Breakfast|
After assembling this, I went all sorts of crazy and added mini chocolate chips. It was the best decision I've made all day.
For the next few hours, I tried to work on grad school applications. Wasn't happening, so I decided I should get to baking. Last night I created something. My mom wanted some sort of shortbread cookie for Christmas and I wanted an excuse to use Nutella in a recipe. As a result I came up with Nutella shortbread sandwich cookies. I started with this recipe from Nestle and let my creative juices flow.
First, line up ingredients
Once mixed, wrap the dough and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour. I left mine over night. Once chilled, roll out the dough cutting half into circles and the other half into rings
I made mine tiny because let's be honest, during the holidays there are tons of sweets everywhere and there is no reason to offer people cookies as big as their heads when there are other desserts to be had.
Once they bake, allow the cookies to cool completely before adding the star of the show
Spread Nutella on the circle cookies then top with a ring cookie. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
These are delicious. Drop what you are doing and make them now.
Nutella Shortbread Sandwich Cookies
2 sticks of butter (softened)
2/3 cup of sugar
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
Nutella (in whatever amount you feel is best)
-preheat oven to 350
-mix butter, sugar, vanilla until combined. Gradually add flour. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour.
-roll out dough and cut into small circles and small rings
-bake 5-7 minutes until lightly brown
-allow to cool, then assemble sandwiches!