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June 4, 2012

Nutella Cream Cheese Sandwich Cookie

The other day I was sitting here, on my usual couch, thinking (Normally it's dangerous when I start the thinking thing..) I really have a craving for something -- but what ?

Knew I had 4 jars some Nutella and Cream cheese and a light bulb went on in my head, well, more like those red blinky things along the road....

Anyhow, this is another recipe I made as the blinky lights hit me in the kitchen.  Guess what, everybody loved them !

When done this is quite a large Cookie (not sure if cookie is the right descriptive here).

I made most with the filling baked INSIDE the cookie but just to try, I made a few with the Nutella (cookie on the right) on top. Must say, I prefer the Nutella inside...

Here's what I did:

Nutella Cream Cheese Sandwich Cookie:

1 1/2 cups Flour  (I always use Cake Flour)
1 t Baking Powder
1/2 t salt
250g (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1 stick (125g  /  1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter, softened
180ml Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 t Vanilla Essence
1 cup Tennis Biscuit crumbs (or Graham)
1/4  - 1/3 cup Nutella

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) and line a baking sheet with baking paper. The paper I use need no extra spraying, but if you're not sure, spray it lightly with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) Mix the Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt in a bowl an set aside.
3.) Beat the Cream Cheese, Butter and Sugar until creamy - about 2 minutes. Add the Egg and Vanilla and beat until well combined.
4.) Reduce your beater's speed to low and add in the Flour mixture, keep beating until a dough has formed.
5.) Refrigerate for 30 - 40 minutes - dough must be firm. Remove from fridge and roll into balls (slightly bigger than a golf ball). 
6.) Make an indentation in the ball and add a teaspoonful of Nutella inside - just take the sides of the dough and fold it over the Nutella ("sealing" the Nutella inside).
7.) Roll the balls in the Tennis biscuit crumbs, coating all over - then press it down slightly as you'd do when making patties. (but not too much!)
8.) Place on the prepared baking sheet - leave enough space all round as these cookies expand quite a bit during baking. Bake 15 - 18 minutes until nicely browned.
9.) Remove from the oven and leave to cool for about 15 minutes on the baking sheet - the cookies will be quite soft and need to set a bit before handling.
10.) Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before serving.

The amount of Nutella added may seem a little for such a big cookie, but I think it had just the right bite, I mean, you do still want to taste the sweet cream cheese-iness as well ...

Now I need to get back to my Craft - project, so that I can share those details with you as well, in the hopefully  near future.

Bye Bye,


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  1. You can never go wrong adding nutella to anything! I'm sure these are fabulous...MMMM! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck.

  2. Yummy! These sound great! :)

  3. These sound dangerously good! Thanks for sharing them at my link party!

  4. Linda, these would be so dangerous to have around my house! Nutella and cream cheese are just meant to be together! Thanks for sharing!

  5. well they sounds great, and such a great idea!

  6. I have still not tried Nutella and am not sure why. I intent to now and this sounds like the perfect time to jump in. I kinka like it when that red blinky light goes on in your head, LOl. Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Enjoy your weekend and I will be waiting for the red blinky lighty thingy to get going again!

  7. Oh that's unfairly tempting!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  8. This looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  9. I can't believe I've never had Nutella. I'm going to pick some up the week and give these a try. Thanks!

  10. Yum, these sound delicious! Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday

  11. It is Food on Friday time at Carole’s Chatter. This week it is all about cheese. It would be great if you would link this post in to Food on Friday

    1. You are such a star for putting up the link. Thank you very much. We will end up with a nice collection.

  12. Mmmmmmmm! Thanks for sharing it at my Nutella party!


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