After my huge month of being MIA and putting up The Sophisticated Gourmet’s new home, I have been spending a great deal of time trying to catch up on all of my favorite blogs. And boy, has it taken a while! Would you believe that I still haven’t caught up? Well, I haven’t. ANYWAY, I come to you with these Nutella Shortbread Sandwich Cookies!
In the middle of all this catching up, I decided to host a giveaway, and in the midst of it all, I received a message from one of my friends, Jaime from sophistimom. Jaime asked if I wanted participate in Challenge Dairy‘s shortbread challenge she is hosting on her beautiful site. Of course I wanted to participate in it. I love shortbread and I love a good challenge!
So, for the shortbread challenge, I decided to stick with my basic shortbread cookie recipe and add a little twist. Instead of making plain ‘ol shortbread cookies (which are delicious by themselves), I decided to sandwich chocolate hazelnut goodness in between a batch of a few shortbread cookies. You may be wondering what this chocolate hazelnut goodness is- it’s Nutella. Yes, that addictive chocolate hazelnut spread that has foodies all over the globe eating the stuff by the spoonfuls. Oh, I could sing about Nutella, but I’ll save the singing for a later time because I’ll be busy eating Nutella out of the jar right after I finish typing up this post.