Believe it or not I was newly introduced to Nutella only a few months ago. I have no idea how someone with a sweet tooth as bad as mine could overlook something so delicious for so long but I did. These cookies are so cute with their little peaks of Nutella. This recipe will make 24-30 cookies. This recipe is adapted from one by Martha Stewart.
Nutella thumbprint cookies
12 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup Nutella
1 cup hazelnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2-3 baking trays with parchment paper.
Finely chop the hazelnuts. Set aside.
Using a hand or stand mixer, combine the butter and icing sugar. Beat for a few minutes until smooth.
Add the flour and mix until combined.
Form the dough into tablespoon sized balls. Roll each ball into the chopped nuts and place on the baking trays. Bake for ten minutes, remove from the oven and press a round teaspoon into the center into each cookie to make an indentation. Place back in the oven for another 7-10 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
Place the cookies on a rack to cool.