Decorated shortbread cutouts with Nutella® hazelnut spread

Layered holiday joy
Tender holiday shortbread cookie cutouts filled with Nutella® hazelnut spread are great for any special occasion! They are also one of the easiest and most versatile cookies to bake. Feeling creative? Play around and decorate them with some extra Nutella® hazelnut spread!
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 7 tbsps of butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 tsp gingerbread spice mix
  • 1/3 cup of Nutella® hazelnut spread
  • Cookie Cutter or a stencil made out of cardboard
Step 1
Step 1
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together, except for the Nutella® hazelnut spread, for 1 to 2 minutes until the dough becomes workable.
  • Step 2
    Step 2
  • Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until it reaches a thickness of around an 1/8th of an inch.
  • Step 3
    Step 3
  • Cut out the dough using a cookie cutter or a stencil.

    Tip: You can create your own stencil by creating and cutting out the design you want on a piece of cardboard.

  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Step 4
  • Preheat the oven to 325°F and position the baking rack in the middle of the oven.
  • Transfer the cookies onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 10—11 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool down on the tray.
  • Fill a piping bag fitted with a small nozzle (about 1/16th of an inch) with the Nutella® hazelnut spread and pipe 1/2 tbsp of Nutella® hazelnut spread on half of the cookies and assemble with the other half.
  • Finish all of your cutout cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread.