4/5 cup (200g) unsalted butter, at room temperature½ cup (110g) caster (superfine) sugar1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste1 egg, chilled2 1/3 cups (350g) plain (all-purpose) flour½ teaspoon sea salt200g Nutella, room temperature80g roasted hazelnuts, crushed
1- Preheat the oven to 160°C fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper2- 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 fluffy3- Add the vanilla and egg, beat until well combined. Add the flour and salt, beat until just combined4- 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 cookie5- 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 topSTORAGE: 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.