Saturday, February 5, 2011

World Nutella Day with Nutella Melting Moments Gem Cookies

February 5th is World Nutella Day, brought to you from Ms. Adventures of Italy and Bleeding Expresso . Another favorite of ours made with Nutella, if your a Nut for Nutella, this is a perfect cookie for you. Very delicate flavored cookie, with rich chocolate Nutella and hazelnuts on top.

Very hard to resist not eating the whole batch in one sitting.


Almond and Frangelico give this cookie a perfect flavoring for the batter.



Make sure you use a floured finger to make the well to fill after they're cooled thoroughly.


Wrap in wax paper for around and hour for easier handling of the dough.





1 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon Frangelico
Nutella

chopped hazelnuts for decorating

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Sift in flour and cornstarch, mix well. Add flavorings, blending well. Chill 1 hours.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place 3" apart making a well in the center of each cookie with your index finger, to fill when cooled. Bake at 350 till set not brown.
Cool completely cookies are very fragile, spread with Nutella gently onto cookies, add chopped hazelnuts.
World Nutella Day
Check out these other wonderful recipe using Nutella:

 Bread Pudding Nutella 2011 Latest Food Craze
Ricotta Frangelico Nutella Cake
Nutella Hazelnut Truffles
Nutella Mousse Tart
Nutella Ferrero Rocher Hot Cocoa
Nutella Milano Cookies
Nutella Chocolate Banana Crepes
Nutella No Name Cupcakes
Raspberry Nutella Crepe
Nutella Chocolate Chip Bars

38 comments:

redkathy said...

Absolutely perfect Claudia! You should open a cookie shop or something. Your cookies are always beautiful and delish!

Belinda said...

Happy Nutella Day!! I don't know how you resisted!

alison said...

love nutella and your pretty cookies!

Debbie said...

I think I definitely missed out on World Nutella Day! It sure is the most delicious spread (after peanut butter)! These cookies look delicious and I actually have Frangelico in my pantry, yeah!! Thanks

Shelby said...

Claudia, these look really awesome! Great photos!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

Who wouldn't fall in love with those melt-in-mouth treat with nutella!

Carolyn said...

Oh my, I don't have words for how great these look. I just want to dive right in.

Jason said...

Wonderful looking Nutella Cookies!

Pam said...

I'm sure these are hard to resist! They look delicious! Happy Nutella Day!

Trix said...

Oh man, poppa loves nutella - I think he would love to come live at your house!!

Melynda said...

Another great dessert idea! These look smashing, and taste great as well.

zerrin said...

These are irresistible! Perfect for Nutella day!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Just look at that creamy Nutella! These cookies look fantastic.

Swathi said...

They awesome and perfect. sure melting moments become gem with nutella toppings.

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

Fun and fabulous cookies for Nutella Day!

Drick said...

now I like the sound of that cookie base... these look like they are cooked to perfection and I know they taste even better, love the extra topping

5 Star Foodie said...

Wonderful cookies to celebrate nutella day! They sound just perfect with the almond and frangelico flavors and the nutella in the middle!

Grapefruit said...

Gorgeous cookies! They look absolutely perfect!

Claudia said...

Great cookie base. I love the Frangelico - perfect for the sweet day,

Reeni said...

These are little bites of heaven Claudia! Very hard to resist - I'd have to make a double batch!

Torviewtoronto said...

I like these Claudia
looks delicious and soft cookies

briarrose said...

Oh my these look good. Pretty sure they would have to be kept under lock and key. :)

Lizzy said...

Gorgeous cookies, Claudia! I'm going to have to break down and put Nutella on my shopping list :)

Lo-mo said...

Wow! These look like perfect little bundles of Nutella goodness! yum!! I also love the use of the word moments in the title...because you just know that eating one (a bunch) of these forces you to take a moment and really enjoy them!!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

That looks simple to make. Maybe next year I won't be sick and I can actually make something for World Nutella Day.

Tania said...

No Nutella, no party! Wonderful cookies!

FOODESSA said...

These cookies look and sound yummy...I'm just so surprised at the very little of quantity of Frangelico liquor ;o)

Happy belated Nutella Day.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Dulce Dough said...

These look perfect!

Magic of Spice said...

Claudia, these are delightful...what a wonderful addition to the Nutella day events. Gorgeous cookies :)

Magic of Spice said...

Claudia, these are delightful...what a wonderful addition to the Nutella day events. Gorgeous cookies :)

Kiri W. said...

How did I miss this post?! Mmmmmm. What a treat!

Greg said...

Nutella I have a brand new jar in the pantry. I may have to break that gold seal.

Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

These cookies nearly jump off the screen--what a gorgeous photo. I love Nutella!

Lacy @ NYCityEats said...

Yummm!! I wish I had some of these cookies right now! Love the frangelico in the dough. These remind me of college, my roommates grandmother would send her nutella from Italy and we'd eat it all in one sitting, dipping cookies. Delish!

gobakeyourself said...

These are pure nutella magic - thank you so much :D


Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Baker Street said...

Oh I am so baking these over the weekend! :)

Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

What an irresistible treat & looks so lovely!

Cucina49 said...

Whoa there--these look so much better than the typical thumbprint cookies with jam in them. Amazing!