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Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies with Nutella Filling. Perfect hazelnut shortbread cookies sandwiched together with a Nutella filling. These cookies are nothing short of amazing!
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5 from 2 votes

Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies with Nutella Filling

Perfect hazelnut shortbread cookies sandwiched together with a Nutella filling. These cookies are nothing short of amazing!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Resting Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Keyword: Hazelnut Shortbread Cookies
Servings: 18 sandwich cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with baking mat or parchment paper.
  • Place hazelnuts on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove hazelnuts from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cook, grind in food processor until consistency of flour.
  • In large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined. Then, beat in vanilla extract and honey.
  • In medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, salt, corn starch, and almond flour. Slowly beat mixture into butter/sugar mixture.
  • Once well combined, fold in hazelnuts.
  • Shape dough into a large circle, about 1" thick. Cover in plastic and chill for 2 hours.
  • Remove from fridge. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Roll dough until about 1/4" thick. Use round cutter or fluted cutter to cut out cookies. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until golden brown, about 13-17 minutes.
  • Let cool. Once cook, spread a generous amount of Nutella on one cookie, then top with a second cookie to make a sandwich. Dust tops of cookies with powdered sugar.

Notes

I leave a few cookies without Nutella for those rare people who do not prefer Nutella.