My fondness for Nutella/Gianduja is well documented. Here. Here. So when I had the opportunity to make a Nutella cookie SANDWICH, you know I had to take the universe up on the opportunity that it set before me. The most famous cookie sandwich, is of course the Oreo. But riddle me this, did you know that Oreos are actually a Hydrox copy not the other way around.
Cookie sandwiches are an interesting hybrid in the cookie world, they’re not quite a real cookie and they’re not quite a whoopie pie either. But one thing is for sure, the cookie sandwich (or sangwich as I like to call it) is definitely delicious. The rich chocolate gianduja filling nestled between two buttery sugar cookies is a little bite of heaven.
But let’s do a quick historical deep dive into cookies themselves.
Cookies themselves seem to have started where else…you guessed it…Ancient Iran! Sorry people, when you’re an ancient super power you get awesome inventions like cookies attributed to you. But actually this attribution comes from the fact that sugar became popular in that region and the Persian Empire being the dominant force in the region led the charge in culinary excellence. Serving as a causeway for deliciousness sugar cane made its way out of India and into the Persian Empire.
From there cookies would gradually morph into a delicious treat enjoyed by everyone. The sugar cookie (which is the base of this recipe) first took shape in Elizabethan England, where a shortbread cookie precursor was making its rounds amongst middle class Europeans. As folks began to travel more, the necessity for the cookies to keep increased, so the texture of the cookie moved more towards a wafer or biscuit (English style) so it would keep longer as people traveled and tried not to die. (Traveling back then was DANGEROUS! (See: Natives not happy to see you, flesh eating viruses, and earth just being way scarier)
So as you can see, cookies have come a long way, luckily now cookies are ubiquitous and are damn delicious. Make this and you’ll question why you didn’t try this sooner.
Recipe – Nutella Cookie Sandwich
3 cups of flour
1/2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 1/3 Cup of Sugar
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup of Cold Unsalted Butter
1/4 Cup of Nutella
1 Tbsp. Cream *Optional
*Preheat oven to 350F*
Step 1 – Sift Flour, baking powder, and salt
Step 2- Beat cold butter with a standing mixer then slowly add sugar.
Step 3 – Now add the eggs one at a time.
Step 4- Add Vanilla, should have a almost shortbread like consistency.
Step 5- Form the dough into a disc or ball and then refrigerate for at least an hour.
Step 6 – Roll out the dough in portions (probably about 4 portions). Roll-out should be about 1/4 inch thick.
Step 7 – Use a cookie cutter if possible, to make 2 1/2 inch wide circles.
Step 8 – Place on parchment paper and then on a baking sheet.
Step 9 – Bake in oven for 9 minutes or just so bottoms are a little bit brown.
Step 10 – While cookies are baking, mix Nutella with cream until you have smooth consistency.
Step 11 – Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool, then spread Nutella mixture on cookie and form a sandwich!
- 3 cups of flour
- ½ Tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ Tsp. Salt
- 1⅓ Cup of Sugar
- 2 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Cup of Cold Unsalted Butter
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ Cup of Nutella
- 1 Tbsp. Cream *Optional
- *Preheat oven to 350F*
- Step 1 - Sift Flour, baking powder, and salt
- Step 2- Beat cold butter with a standing mixer then slowly add sugar.
- Step 3 - Now add the eggs one at a time.
- Step 4- Add Vanilla, should have a almost shortbread like consistency.
- Step 5- Form the dough into a disc or ball and then refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Step 6 - Roll out the dough in portions (probably about 4 portions). Roll-out should be about ¼ inch thick.
- Step 7 - Use a cookie cutter if possible, to make 2½ inch wide circles.
- Step 8 - Place on parchment paper and then on a baking sheet.
- Step 9 - Bake in oven for 9 minutes or just so bottoms are a little bit brown.
- Step 10 - While cookies are baking, mix Nutella with cream until you have smooth consistency.
- Step 11 - Remove cookies from oven, allow to cool, then spread Nutella mixture on cookie and form a sandwich!