Last weekend I made these nutella butterball cookies for the first time, and they did not disappoint! Bite-size and beautiful, they are the perfect accompaniment to a cup or coffee or eaten alone just because.
You will need the following ingredients:
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup nutella
cinnamon sugar for drenching
Whisk the butter in a mixer until it appears light and fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla extract. Once blended, begin to incorporate the flour about 1/2 cup at a time until you have a nice dough. Cover the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
Form the dough into small balls (approximately 1 inch in diameter) and chill them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for 1 hour.
Bake for 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.
Once cooled, pipe or spread Nutella on the flat side of half your cookies. Do not apply so much Nutella that it oozes out when you create your cookie sandwiches. Dip the sandwiched cookie in cinnamon sugar, being sure to coat well.
recipe adapted from www.makeandtakeblog.com