Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies w Browned Butter Nutella Cream Filling

317.  Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies with Browned Butter Nutella filling!!!  Now this cookie is a keeper.

Brown Sugar Sandwich Cookies w Browned Butter/Nutella Cream Filling

cookie:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup milk

filling:
1/4 cup butter, browned
1/2 cup nutella spread
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
milk 

directions:
Preheat oven to 400F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.  Beat the sugars and butter till creamy light.  Add baking powder, salt and extract, beat till incorporated.  Add eggs one at a time and blend well.  Add flour and milk alternately beginning with flour.  Batter will be thick but fluffy.
Scoop the batter onto parchment with Tablespoon cookie scoop for consistency.  Bake for 6 to 8 minutes looking for spring in the top and light brown around edge.  Set aside to cool completely.  

To make the filling place 1/4 cup butter in a small stainless pot on medium high heat.  Melt the butter and continue to simmer.  The butter will sizzle and foam and once the foam has completely subsided and the butter is clear, remove from the heat. Cool.  There will be brown bits at the bottom of the pan.
Pour the melted butter and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan into a mixing bowl.  Add the Nutella, sugar and vanilla.  Blend together till creamy and spreadable, adding milk if needed or more confectioner's sugar.

Spread the filling onto bottom of a cookie and then top with another cookie.  They will be slightly sticky to the touch and should not be stacked on top of each other.  Great to eat immediately.
Freeze well.
These cookies will disappear before your eyes!

"Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy Nutella, and that is the same thing."
- Urban Quote

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