With Christmas just around the corner I have been thinking of baking, anything, something. I remembered when a friend of ours came over one evening last summer and made his delicious cookies. I am not a big nutella fan, but as long as it is in something (stuffed in a croissant isn’t bad either) I can go for it. My kids (as good Italian children are known to do) will eat it out of the jar with a spoon. In their early childhood I was going through Nutella by the jarfuls.
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
6 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg yolk
Powdered sugar, optional for dusting the finished cookies
In a large bowl add butter, flour and salt bring together till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (I dont like to use 2 knives (i really don’t even know what that means) or a pastry blender, I use my nice clean hands).
On a flat surface place the crumb mixture , make a small well in the middle and add the sugar and eggs, bring together to form a soft almost elastic dough. (again using your hands which will end up being covered in dough, sprinkle some flour on them (I use a knife to help remove the excess dough))
Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Remove from fridge, take half the dough and roll on a lightly floured surface to approximately 1/8 inch thick ,(you may have to lightly flour your rolling pin) cut with round cutters. (happy day that was when i bought those cutters) I used 2 sizes, a small 2 1/2 inch and a medium 3 1/2 inch sizes. In the middle of the circle place 1/2 teaspoon of either nutella or jam of choice, fold the circle into a 1/2 moon, seal together (lightly wetting your finger tips helps seal sides shut). Bake on a non greased cookie sheet in a 350° preheated oven for approximately 15-18 minutes (mine baked for 18 minutes) let cool dust with powdered sugar and enjoy. My daughter just finished eating 5 so they must be good!!