Monday, October 8, 2012

Halloween Italian Style Butter Cookie Cut Out Recipe with Nutella Filling or Ganache Frosting


2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons milk
assorted cookie cutters
parchment paper
cookie sheet

Mix all together in a heavy duty mixer until this forms a ball, add more milk by drops if too dry.
Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick, cut out with assorted cookies cutters. Bake at 350 degree hot oven on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake till edges are  slightly browned around 8 minutes. Cool and sandwich together with Nutella spread or ganache frosting.

1 jar Nutella or if not available make some chocolate ganache filling below.

Ganache frosting:

1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chopped
2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Melt chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute intervals. Stir and repeat until melted. Add the rest of the ingredients  beat till smooth and spreadable.

Note: Another option is to substitute white chocolate melted, tinted with yellow and red food coloring to make orange color, add 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1 cup or more powdered sugar to thicken
Melt chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute intervals. Stir and repeat until melted. Add the rest of the ingredients beat till smooth and spreadable.

You can decorate the tops with candy corn, sprinkles or other creative ideas you may have.



12 comments:

Greg said...

If there is Nutella on it I am for it! This is a cute idea. I bet kids will be goblin them up.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, It looks like the holidays are beginning. These are delicious looking. I would love these with a good cup of coffee or tea. Blessings my dear. Catherine xo

Amelia said...

Hi Pegasuslegend, your cookies look wonderful. The ganache frosting look so tempting and the cookies shape look cute too.

Have a nice week ahead.

mylittleitaliankitchen said...

cute!My children would love these! Brava Claudia.

Dana DeVolk said...

Cute! I'd eat a flip flop if it had nutella on it so yea I'm into these too. (C:
<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Pretend Chef said...

My son would love helping make these.

Marina said...

What a clever idea to use Nutella in cookies. I am definitely making it! :)

Ashley said...

I'm definitely going to try your cut out cookie recipe! I love the idea of putting Nutella in the middle

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Nice. Cute and delicious. :)

Claudia said...

I just love your love for all things Halloween. And yes, I'll take them - with Nutella!

Jennifer said...

Aaaw, those are cuuute! :)

Lizzy Do said...

Looks like the perfect recipe for a classic butter cookie! My gang would love these :)