Hazelnut Peanut Butter Cookies

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are buttery cookies filled with a hazelnut filling, like Nutella, sandwiched between them.  These adorable little cookies are baked in 8 minutes, and stay fresh for days!  Perfect for sharing during the holiday season!

As always, peanut butter and chocolate have had a wonderful love affair for years.  The flavor of peanut butter and chocolate were made for each other.  Don’t you think?

I’m in love with these little cookies!  

After they cool down, they’re ready to be sandwiched with hazelnut chocolate in the middle.  I used hazelnut chocolate spread (an organic brand), but you can use Nutella.

Nowadays, most box cookies on the market contain unhealthy ingredients such as palm oil, soybean oil, and high fructose corn syrup.  No thanks!

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

Why We LOVE these Hazelnut Peanut Butter Cookies

  • These cookies are loaded with wholesome ingredients.
  • They’re delicious tasting with a melt-in-your-mouth quality.
  • No fancy equipment needed.
  • Only 5-ingredients!
  • Quick and easy recipe to whip up and bake.
  • Bite-size cookies – which makes them adorable.
  • They bake in less than 10 minutes.

A few weeks ago, I posted a similar recipe: our 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cookies which, BTW…  turned out to be a 5-STAR recipe!  Be sure to check it out. 

So I decided to make them again, only this time with our favorite chocolate hazelnut as the filling. 

If you have a jar of Nutella or any brand of hazelnut spread along with a jar of creamy peanut butter in your pantry, then get ready whip up a batch of these Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies! 

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

Only 5-Ingredients for Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies:

  1. creamy peanut butter

  2. one egg

  3. brown sugar

  4. baking soda

  5. hazelnut spread or Nutella

 

 

How to Make These Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies:

1.   Make the Batter:  blend all the ingredients in one mixing bowl.  You can use a fork or a mixing spoon to blend.  

2.   Roll Dough into Balls:  grab some cookie dough and roll into little balls, the size of a nickel.  If you prefer, you can refrigerate the batter for about 10 minutes to harden, so you can roll into balls easier. 

3.   Press Down Each Ball:  use a small fork, and press down slightly on top of each one.  

4.   Then Bake:  at 350 degrees F,  for 8 to 10 minutes. 

5.   Fill and Sandwich:  spread a little hazelnut spread on the bottom of a cookie and close with the another cookie.

Super easy…

A cookie sheet with balls and the second with pressing down with a fork.  by 2sistersrecipes.com
Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

Storing and Freezing:

  • Line an airtight container with wax or parchment paper.  Place the cookies in a single layer, separate layers with a sheet of wax or parchment paper. 

  • Freeze cookies for up to one month. 

  • To Thaw: simply arrange cookies on a serving plate, and serve.  They will thaw quickly at room temperature, and in less than 15 minutes.

Whether you make these cookies bite-size or make them larger, they will keep their freshness and texture for days.    

Best of all,  I love having them around as a little snack when I need a little energy boost. 

And, boy – every time I make these sandwich cookies, they disappeared just as quickly as they come out of the oven.  

These Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a winner!  And the recipe is a keeper…try them!  

ENJOY!!

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com by 2sistersrecipes.com

Finally, more recipes for Bite-Size Cookies…

Yield: 22 to 24 sandwich cookies

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies by 2sistersrecipes.com

Hazelnut Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are soft, bite-size cookies with a subtle chocolate flavor of hazelnut sandwiched between them.  These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are baked in 8 minutes, and stay fresh for days! 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (201 grams) creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) packed brown sugar ( light or dark)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup (67 grams) Chocolate Hazelnut Spread or Nutella spread

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter, brown sugar, egg, and baking soda. Stir with a fork or with a whisk vigorously, until fully incorporated.
  3. Roll dough into small balls, the size of a nickel, about 3/4-inch. And transfer to an ungreased baking pan, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  4. Take a small fork and gently press down on top of each ball.
  5. BAKE for about 8 minutes, or until cookies are puffed and starting to brown around the edges. Let them cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate hazelnut spread on the bottom of one cookie, and sandwich with the second cookie.
  7. Yields: about 22 to 24 sandwich cookies

Notes

Storing and Freezing:

  • Line an airtight container with wax or parchment paper.  Place the cookies in a single layer, separate layers with a sheet of wax or parchment paper. 

  • Freeze cookies for up to one month. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12 servings

Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92

 

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    1. Great idea Susan. This recipe is very adaptable and fun to make. I bet your grandkids will have fun making them.