Butter Cookies With Nutella & Peanut Butter Filling

by beth on March 19, 2010

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I have come into close con­tact with cookie nir­vana or heaven or just a total OH MY GOODNESS THESE ARE SO FREAKING GOOD I AM GOING TO EAT THE WHOLE BATCH BY MYSELF. And yes, all caps was nec­es­sary. These cook­ies are that good.

I was play­ing around with the idea of mak­ing some cook­ies & after try­ing a few dif­fer­ent ways of mak­ing sand­wich cook­ies (some flops & some will be made again & again & again) but right now I’m hav­ing a made love affair with this combo of But­ter Cook­ies with Nutella & Peanut But­ter Filling.

Here’s what you need:

For the Cook­ies:
2 Large Eggs
1 1/2 Tea­spoon Vanilla
1 Table­spoon Whiskey
2 FULL Sticks of Unsalted But­ter (16 Table­spoons)
2/3 Cup Gran­u­lated Sugar
2 Flour

For the Fill­ing:
1/4 Cup Peanut But­ter
1/2 Cup Nutella
1 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar

Makes about 20–22 cookie sandwiches

*for those who know me, yes it was Jameson’s Irish Whiskey

You’ll cook the cook­ies (not the fill­ing) at 350 degrees for about 12–14 minutes.

Here’s how you put them together:

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Crack both eggs into a bowl. Add in 1 1/2 Tea­spoon Vanilla. Add in 1 Table­spoon of Whiskey. Whisk together briskly. If you have lit­tle ones around let­ting them whisk is a good way to get them involved.

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Now in your mix­ing bowl put your 2 Sticks of Unsalted But­ter & 2/3 Gran­u­lated Sugar. I put my mixer on a medium speed & mixed until the mix­ture was fluffy. It took about 2–3 minutes.

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OK, now add in your mix­ture of eggs/vanilla/whiskey that you whisked in the smaller bowl to the larger mix­ing bowl (the one that has your but­ter & sugar). Mix again.

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Now slowly add in your flour. Mix on a lower speed or you will end up with flour in your face & every­where else. Trust me on this one (not that I’ve done this, but if I had my chil­dren may have screamed & laughed at me for days).  It should be a nice incor­po­rated ball of dough when it’s all mixed together.

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Take about a tablespoon’s worth of dough, roll it into a small ball & place it on top of a piece of wax paper on your cook­ing sheet. Less clean up this way & you don’t have to worry about your cook­ies stick­ing to your cook­ing sheet.

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Bake for 12–14 min­utes at 350 degrees. The bot­tom may brown a lit­tle bit, that’s OK.

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Alright while your cook­ies are cool­ing you can put together your fill­ing. Mix your 1/4 cup Nutella, 1/4 cup Peanut But­ter, & 1 1/2 Cup Confectioner’s Sugar in a bowl. Mix it all together. It does take a lit­tle elbow grease but it shouldn’t take more than 2–3 min­utes to fold it together.

Now after your cook­ies are cooled put a dol­lop of the fill­ing on the bot­tom of one cookie. And put another cookie on top, with the bot­tom touch­ing the filling.

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Let it sit for about 15–25 min­utes to harden up. Although you may have to fight your­self from div­ing in.

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You can thank me later, just please remem­ber if you do eat the entire batch you may go into a sugar coma & I’m not respon­si­ble. I warned you that they were just that good.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Southern Belle Mama March 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

I JUST found Nutella this week, so I’m up for anything including it…it’s heaven in a jar!

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2 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:36 pm

It is heaven in a jar! My children, thankfully, agree :D

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3 Crystal P March 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Yum! I love nutella! Always looking for creative way to use it, thanks!

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4 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I’ve been a huge Nutella kick. I have been trying out a few other recipes, very good stuff.

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5 Erica Lea March 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm

It has been a LONG time since I’ve had Nutella…what I remember was good. These cookies look delicious!

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6 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

It’s very good. You should treat yourself to some. A little goes a long way.

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7 faemom March 21, 2010 at 12:53 am

They look delicious.

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8 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Thank you. I wish I could ship them to you, you need the treat & maybe some time to relax before that little one joins your group.

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9 Sarah March 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Just found some Nutella in my pantry. 9:30 isn’t too late to make these, right??

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10 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

It’s never too late for Nutella or Cookies, so definitely any time is good for Cookies with Nutella.

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11 jill March 22, 2010 at 10:59 am

these look so great. nice to find something just a bit out of the norm. i tend to make the same cookies over and over. can’t wait to try these.

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12 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:39 pm

thanks for all of your feedback Jill here & over at the FBF. I’m loving the new community there!

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13 Misty March 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I so love that you put whiskey in these. Are they noticeably whiskey-ey?

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14 beth March 23, 2010 at 2:35 pm

It’s a real subtly with the whiskey. It does not over power, but just comes under the butter & vanilla.

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15 Dominic Gonzales September 14, 2010 at 12:54 am

i love the taste of peanut butter but i have peanut allergy so i cant eat it.*”

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16 Dress Pants  October 13, 2010 at 7:18 am

i have also an allergy on peanute butter but i can eat a little of it`;`

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