Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
These moreish Nutella Thumbprint Cookies are so easy, delicious and fun to make. Stuffed with a soft and gooey chocolate centre, and topped with crunchy roasted hazelnuts, these cookies are every Nutella lover’s dream!
4/5 cup (200g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 egg, chilled
2 1/3 cups (350g) plain (all-purpose) flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
200g Nutella, room temperature
80g roasted hazelnuts, crushed
1- Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper
2- Using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar for 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy
3- Add the vanilla and egg, beat until well combined. Add the flour and salt, beat until just combined
4- Roll the dough into tablespoon-sized mounds and place onto the trays 2cm apart. Use your finger or the end of a wooden spoon to make a dent in the centre of each cookie
5- Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, or until just golden. Leave the cookies on the trays and while still warm, pipe or dollop Nutella into each dent and sprinkle crushed hazelnuts on top
STORAGE: These cookies can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week, or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.