Wordless Wednesday–Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

This post is linked to Friday Foodie Fix–Chocolate and Calling All Cookies.

Wordless Wednesday posts are seen often in blogging circles. I don’t think I can manage wordless (LOL), but I can limit myself a bit. Remember my recent post on flourless peanut butter cookies? And, remember how a few readers suggested a Nutella version? Well, I haven’t attempted flourless Nutella cookies yet, but I bought the Nutella. It was sitting on the counter. A few peanut butter cookies remained in the tin from a batch I had made for the Women’s Forum. Hmmm. Peanut butter cookies. Nutella. Peanut butter cookies. Nutella. Brilliant idea strikes! Butter knife. Spread some Nutella on one cookie. Press two cookies together. Eat. And, know that there are few things in life that taste this good! (Note:  I made these sandwich cookies for another presentation last week and they rapidly disappeared. Have you been missing the Girl Scout Do-si-dos? Do-si-dos come up way short compared to these cookie sensations!)


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28 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday–Peanut Butter Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies”

  1. H.Peter on April 8th, 2009 10:35 pm

    The Nutella will overshadow the flavor of the peanuts, or make it milder.

    You did it. I really think this creation could win a competition any time!

    • Shirley on April 9th, 2009 6:50 am

      (Shirley, beaming …) I’m glad to meet with your approval, sir! LOL I think you’ll like them. Believe it or not, I only ate two of these decadent delights … one when the genius struck and the other from the last batch before they were all snatched up. That last batch, the one that I made the night before, seemed to be even better. The Nutella softened and flavored the cookies a bit. Hmmm, maybe I need to bake another batch for Easter. :-)


  2. Lauren on April 8th, 2009 11:12 pm

    Mmm. Those look sooooo good =D, I gotta try them!

    • Shirley on April 9th, 2009 6:52 am

      Yes, you really do need to try them, Lauren. :-) They might be my new “go to” cookie. They could work for any occasion, I think.


  3. Diane-thewholegang on April 9th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Ok, now this is getting cruel. I’m biting my computer right now. These look so amazing and they have Nutella. I use to eat that a lot on my finger. Also, a Nutella panini is a favorite. You can use bread or slices of a pound cake. Of course they would all need to be gluten free these days but tasty.

    Please leave these in your mail box and I’ll be by to pick them up. :-)

    • Shirley on April 9th, 2009 7:28 pm

      Diane–What if I tell you I have a P.O. Box? ;-) LOL But, I also have a standard mailbox, too. I am always happy to share my treats! Yes, Nutella is good on the finger. Can’t say I’ve ever had a Nutella panini. I am sure a GF version would be “doable.” I had a Nutella croissant once (definitely before going gluten free). Did you know there’s a World Nutella Day? I missed the deadline to enter a recipe this year, but next year, I plan on participating. Even if I am eating mostly dairy free, I’ll take a little break for that. However, you can make your own Nutella that is dairy free. Elana shared her recipe recently. Bit, interestingly enough, I just found out there’s another European nut and cocoa spread, Crema Novi, that’s made with more hazelnuts and no hydrogenated oils. It’s actually made with hazelnut oil (Nutella uses palm oil) and many people prefer it to Nutella. Sounds like a research trip is needed! The things I must do in the interest of my readers … ;-)


  4. Shirley on April 10th, 2009 9:07 am

    Jennifer shared a comment on these cookies on the original Passion for Peanut Butter Cookies post, so I thought I’d copy it here for you folks who are following this new post:

    “I can attest to the divineness of the Nutella PB cookie. Shirley brought them to our GIG meeting last week. If I had know what was in the container I helped her carry to my car, the cookies would not have made it to the meeting. I am going to make them for our church’s Easter Coffee Hour.”

    Like I told her, she will be a very popular woman on Easter Sunday morning at her church. No store bought treats for those folks! ;-)


  5. Dana aka Gluten Free In Cleveland on April 11th, 2009 7:01 pm

    OOoooh but these are georgous. It’s been a few months since I’ve made those amazing flourless PB cookies, but those make me want to dust of the recipe and start experimenting.

    Do you know the Peanut Butter Boy (peanutbutterboy.com)? Something tells me he’d LOVE these.

  6. Shirley on April 11th, 2009 8:12 pm

    Hi, Dana–Nice to see you here at GFE! I think we’ve been frequenting many of the same great blogs. Thanks so much for the kind words on my new sandwich cookie experiment. ;-)

    Nooo, I don’t know about Peanut Butter Boy … he sounds very intersting. I’m going to check both him and your blog out in just a sec.

    Thanks so much for your comments,

  7. Therese on May 2nd, 2009 2:18 pm

    I finally made these and they were DELICIOUS! Guess what I had for breakfast today? I’m taking some to a party tonight. Wonderful idea, Shirley. We just love them.

    btw, I like the texture of the peanut butter cookies a day later. They are delicious right away but become more like flour-based cookies as they harden up a bit. mmmmm.

    • Shirley on May 2nd, 2009 2:41 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them, Therese! Ha ha … peanut butter with all its protein is a great way to start the day, right? I’ve done that many time myself. I think you’ll be very popular at the party tonight!

      Oh, they taste better the second day … how on earth would I know that?!! LOL Seriously, some have made it to the next day a few times, but only when I’ve made them for other people and sneaked one out. LOL I know exactly what you are saying about the hardness factor though. Even on the first day, if I leave mine in the oven a little long, they get harder. They often also actually get burned bottoms, too, but I really don’t mind them burned. And, the Nutella sandwich cookie is a great way to still use burned bottoms. The taste is not affected … no one ever has to know. ;-)


  8. Jeanne on May 5th, 2009 3:53 pm

    Love your site with practical and helpful tips/recipes. Looking at those beautiful food pictures make me want to start to cook and bake right away!

    Here’s a quick, easy and heavenly sweet treat: Slice open a Medjool date, remove pit and spread Nutella inside then top with a toasted pecan. I know you will want more of these “DATES”.

    • Shirley on May 5th, 2009 8:58 pm

      Hey Jeanne,

      Thank you for you very kind feedback! You are a baking queen yourself from what I am seeing and reading online, so I am sure it doesn’t take much to get you in the kitchen baking away. ;-)

      Oooh, now don’t those DATES sound like a fabulous way to use Nutella! Thanks so much for that recipe. :-)


  9. CDM on May 10th, 2009 5:30 pm

    Not only chocolate and peanut butter, but nutella and peanut butter. I think you have managed to marry my husband’s 2 favorite foods! What a great combination! These look delicious!

    • Shirley on May 10th, 2009 7:11 pm

      Hi CDM–Welcome to gfe! These cookies are really something. I think both of you would be very happy. FYI–The pb cookie recipe makes about 24 cookies, so using two each for the sandwich cookies you get about 12 of them. But, that’s all you need! :-)

      Thanks again for stopping by! I like you vegetarian/gf blog and will try to visit it often. ;-)


  10. Chaya on December 6th, 2009 9:41 am

    These look good. Do they taste as good as they look?

    • Shirley on December 6th, 2009 11:38 pm

      Chaya–Now, dear, you already know the answer to that question … of course. One of these babies is just the right amount. Although folks have been known to enjoy two or even three of them. ;-)


  11. Diane-The WHOLE Gang on December 22nd, 2009 11:38 am

    OK, Send these to my house. No dairy or rice please but I’ll take all you can make. Of course then I’d have to run for the next few months to work it off, but it would be so worth it. Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix.

    • Shirley on December 23rd, 2009 8:40 pm

      Diane–I’ll have to make my own Nutella to make that work, but I can do it. ;-)


  12. Tia on December 12th, 2010 2:35 am

    OMG! I think I am going to have to drop all of my blogging friends. Between you and these cookies, and Kim and her gingerbread house contest, I am going to gain 20 pounds. ;)

    I want a plate of these right now. Sitting in front of me. Then in 10 minutes the plate will be empty. Sitting in front of me.

    Tia :P

    PS – Vote for me at Kim’s #16. But I think I would rather have these cookies.

    • Shirley on December 12th, 2010 5:22 pm

      Hey Tia–Hey, try posting every day and getting in a lot of recipes … it’s very dangerous to the butt and hips, let me tell you! ;-) These are awfully good cookies. Make them for an event so you only get to eat a couple. That’s one way I have to practice self control. LOL

      I still will vote for you over at Kim’s … first thing tomorrow morning since we can only vote daily.


  13. Angela on May 25th, 2012 8:20 pm

    Just made these little gems last weekend (got some pictures too :) ) and they were divine! Loved every crumb I got, but most were snatched up before I could grab too many. What a winning recipe!
    In addition to plain Nutella, we even mixed cream cheese with Nutella and that too, was outstanding!

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