Italian hazelnut cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread

Kisses never tasted this sweet
Two crunchy hazelnut cookie halves, filled with a soft layer of Nutella® hazelnut spread. Is there anything better on a winter’s day? No wonder these Italian cookies are called “Lady’s Kisses”! A marriage made in heaven.
  • 2 cups ground hazelnuts
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 egg yolk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup Nutella® hazelnut spread
Step 1
Step 1
  • In a large bowl, knead together hazelnuts, flour and sugar. Mix in butter, egg yolk and salt until combined. Form into ball; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • Step 2
    Step 2
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Roll dough into 48 small balls, about 2 tsp each. Arrange balls, about 2 inches apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.
  • Bake, in batches, for about 18 minutes or until just set and lightly golden brown. Let cool completely on cooling rack.
  • Step 3
    Step 3
  • Spread or pipe 1 tsp Nutella® hazelnut spread over the bottoms of half of the cookies. Sandwich with remaining cookies.