Peanut Butter & Hazelnut Cookies

peanut Butter Hazelnut cookies Final

Ingredients:

1- Cup butter

1/4- Cup shortening ( I use crisco)

3/4- Cup Peanut Butter

1/2- Cup Hazelnut spread ( Nutella)

3/4- Cup Brown Sugar

2- eggs

1- teaspoon vanilla

1- Cup sugar

1- teaspoon baking soda

1- teaspoon salt

3- Cups Flour

1- Cup of sugar for rolling

For the Icing :

1- bag of semi sweet chocolate chips ( 2 cups)

4- Tablespoons Hazelnut spread ( Nutella)

1/2- Cup hazelnuts ( Crushed)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

In a medium sized mixing bowl add the first 10 ingredients ( everything except the flour).  Mix well with a wooden spoon. Add in all 3 cups of flour and mix till it looks like cookie dough. ( I am not one to separate the wet and dry ingredients so, when making cookies, I always add the flour last.) Chill cookie dough for about 20 minutes. Roll cookie dough into balls using half tablespoons. Roll into sugar and place cookies on a GREASED cookie sheet. Make the cute little crisscross on the cookies with a fork. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cookies are cooked all the way (Mine were perfect at 8 minutes). Let cookies cool completely.

Icing Directions:

Pour chocolate chips and 1 cap full of vegetable oil into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring the chocolate chips after every 30 seconds. When the chocolate chips are almost completely melted add 4 tablespoons of hazelnut spread ( Nutella) and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Stir well. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate onto each cookie and smooth with a spoon, top with crushed hazelnuts. Cool in the refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Store in a cool place.

~Cookie Monday~ Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies * Guest Post from Butter Basil and Breadcrumbs

 

As most of you know, Cookie Monday was passed on to me by my good friend Prudy, from Butter Basil and Bread- crumbs. Prudy and I started blogging around the same time; it has been such a pleasure learning and growing with her. I am always anxious to see what she has cooked up! and today she is sharing her recipe for Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies. Can you say yum??!

Prudy, take it away my friend…

sprinkle cookies (Prudy)

 

It is such a pleasure to be back at the Burlap Kitchen for another Cookie Monday!  
Because it has been so nice outside, and everyone’s spirits are high, I wanted to make something a little more festive, so I thought that these delicious Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookies would be the perfect cookie to make Cookie Monday a happy and festive day! 
If you like crispy cookies, then these are the cookie for you!
Don’t let the instructions scare you away… these cookies are so quick and easy to bake!  Believe me, if you know me…then you know that I cannot bake. Well, I bake, but I usually stick to the basics like these chocolate chip cookies.  It’s definitely the sprinkles that make them pretty, and make it look like I worked in the kitchen all day and all night, when in fact, they only take about an hour from start to finish! 
Thank you, Emily…for inviting me back. I’m thrilled to be here…and hope that you like these cookies!  
Crispy Chocolate Chip Sprinkles Cookies
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup chocolate chips (milk, dark, or white..your preference)
1/2 cup colored sprinkles (Jimmies)
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • In mixing bowl, beat together the shortening, brown sugar, milk and vanilla until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between additions. 
  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, and gradually add to the egg mixture just until blended.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the cookie dough into a pastry bag with a #807 Ateco tip,  Pipe 3 inch lengths of the cookie dough onto the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.  (I was able to fit nine lines of cookie dough onto one baking sheet). 
  • Bake for 8 minutes (or until the cookies are set).  Cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a cooling rack.  Cool completely. 
  • On a small plate, combine the sprinkles and walnuts.  
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook in the microwave for 1 minute, remove and stir.  There will still be clumps of chocolate chips, but they will melt as the chocolate continues to sit. If they don’t seem to melt quickly enough, place back into the microwave for 15 seconds, remove, and stir.
  • Spread the melted chocolate all around the edges of the cookie, and then dip into the walnut/sprinkle mixture.  Let dry on a cooling rack in a single layer about 1 hour. 
  • Store in a covered plastic container for up to one week. 
  • Enjoy!
sprinkle cookies 2 (Prudy)

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Cookie Monday!~Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies~ Guest Post From Butter Basil & Breadcrumbs

 

Cookie 1
 Today I am running out of time to get this posted! But I wanted to quickly take some time and thank Prudy from Butter Basil & Breadcrumbs  for this delicious #Cookie Monday Post! =)
Take it away my friend:
Prudy
I was so happy when Emily asked me to share a recipe for cookie Monday…It is such a pleasure to be here!  
Emily and I met quite a few months ago, and became fast friends. She’s been such a joy, and such a wonderful help to me in these last few months, teaching me everything she has learned about blogging. I truly enjoy our friendship, and feel blessed to have met her. 
So when Emily asked me to share a cookie recipe, I was more than happy to join in on the fun!  I wanted to make something special for Emily, because I adore her… and I decided to go with a peanut butter sandwich cookie with peanut butter and chocolate fudge swirl filling. 
Because I can’t bake to save my life, it had to be an easy cookie, but one that would look like it took all day in the kitchen.,. You know, like I know what I’m doing in the baking department.  And if anyone of you are anything like me… then this is the cookie for you!  It’s easy.  It’s pretty.  And it’s delicious!  
It’s the cookie to impress.
Thank you, Emily…for including me on Cookie Monday…It is truly an honor to be here… and even more so to call you my friend..
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge Swirl Filling

 

The Peanut Butter Cookie
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (such as Crisco)
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
 Small bowl of granulated sugar for rolling the cookie dough
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside until ready to use.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, vegetable shortening, peanut butter, eggs, vanilla, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fluffy.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, and beat until fully combined.
Roll the dough into 1” balls, and roll around in granulated sugar.  Place the cookie dough balls about 2” apart onto the parchment paper lined baking sheet, and with a fork, press lightly to flatten each ball with a criss-cross pattern.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven, and let sit for 3 minutes before removing from baking sheet. Cool completely on a cooling rack.
Fill a pastry bag with half peanut butter filling, and half chocolate fudge filling.  Choose two cookies that are the same size, and begin filling them by piping the filling onto the bottom of one cookie, and top it off with the second cookie, making sure the the bottoms of the cookies are to the inside of the sandwich.  Repeat with remaining cookies.
Store in a plastic container with a lid for up to a week (if they last that long!).  Makes 3 dozen sandwich cookies.

 

The Peanut Butter Filling
6 cups powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Start with 1/4 cup milk, and slowly add more until the filling reaches the consistency you desire.  (You want it to be light enough to pipe through the pastry bag, but thick enough to hold the sandwich together. Mix on high speed until light and fluffy.

 

The Chocolate Fudge Filling
3 cups powdered sugar
1 cup dark cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/3 cup milk
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  Start with 1/4 cup milk, and slowly add more until the filling reaches the consistency you desire.  (You want it to be light enough to pipe through the pastry bag, but thick enough to hold the sandwich together. Mix on high speed until light and fluffy. 
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