Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hazelnut shortbread

I like everything with Nutella. Even a simple Nutella bread sandwich is delicious to me.

These shortbread are fully packed of hazelnuts and my favourite, Nutella. They are so simple to make and so delicious to eat.



Here's the recipe from (with my slight modification in blue)

Makes about 40 
(I made 30 shortbread or 15 sandwiched shortbread with this amount of recipe.)

125g butter, at room temperature
60g pure icing sugar, sifted
60g hazelnut meal
115g (3/4 cup) plain flour
100g (1/3 cup) Nutella Hazelnut Spread


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.

Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy. Add the hazelnut meal and flour and fold to combine. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm-diameter fluted nozzle. Pipe small spirals of dough, about 2.5cm wide, onto the lined trays, allowing room for spreading.

Note: I choose not to over-beat my butter and sugar and find it hard to pipe these shortbread. I roll teaspoonfuls of dough and flatten them slightly with a fork.

Bake in oven for 12 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Spread the bases of half the shortbread with the Nutella. Top with the remaining shortbread, base-side down.

Happy Baking
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  1. Looks so gooood! Got to double up the recipe, I don't think 15 would be enough, it has got Nutella! A cup of hot black coffee would be perfect!

  2. Did I mention that how I always love your photos, bright and chirpy looking and bring cheerfulness? :)

  3. Crunchy shortbread with Nutella filling looks so perfect for anytime...

  4. ahh i like how you sandwiched more nutella in between the shortbread! looks so delicious!

  5. These look iressitable! I love the look of your nutty shortbread..and the filling spilling out. I would be tempted every time I went into the kitchen if these were in my household

  6. nobody would turn this away, it's too delicious!!

  7. Amazing! These made me drool a little. (BTW, for dinner the other day I had nutella spread on toast with a glass of red wine. I had leftovers from a party I threw.) :)

  8. Looks yum. I love nutella. and my boys love it even more! I also love using ground nuts in my baking - it gives this wonderful texture and bite (and of course the added nutrients for the kiddies!)
    thanks for sharing this - I'll definitely try it out soon :)

  9. Look like whoopi pies:D I love the nutella fillings:)

  10. A dozen please! I love those sandwich hazelnut shortbread.

  11. I love Nutella! These cookies look yummy- I love that you've sandwiched the nutella in the middle! :)

  12. Yum, these look so good! Definitely got me in the mood for sandwich cookies...