These chocolate dipped hazelnut sandwich cookies are a must add to your holiday cookie baking list this year!
Can we all agree that hazelnuts and chocolate are an amazing flavor combination? Well, in these cookies, hazelnut cookies are sandwiched with a delicate apricot filling and then dipped in chocolate making one unforgettable cookie!
Usually, the problem with nut based cookies and recipes are that the nuts need to be ground up. Not in these cookies though, because Bob’s Red Mill makes the most perfect hazelnut flour! You don’t have to roast your hazelnuts, peel them, grind them – it’s all done for you with their hazelnut flour/meal.
You know I love Bob’s Red Mill products (like when I made this 5 ingredient almond cake or this skilled cornbread) and their flours are truly the best for baking, I cannot recommend them highly enough for your holiday baking.
I love holiday baking. As soon as the weather gets a little colder (we had our first snow this weekend) and I start seeing Christmas decorations, I feel the call to the kitchen to bake Christmas cookies.
Every year, I challenge myself to make a new cookie, a cookie that I’ve never made before, and a cookie that I’ll really be proud of that will scream the holidays to me. Two years ago I made sugar cookies that actually hold their shape and dark and stormy cream pies, and last year I made s’mores cookie cups.
This year, I’ll be making these chocolate dipped hazelnut sandwich cookies. But, it’s not the first year I’ve gotten to eat these amazing cookies, because my husband’s nana makes the most amazing cookie trays, and these cookies are my favorite ones she makes. She kindly shared the recipe with me which I’m sharing with you guys today!
These cookies do require a little time and love, but they’re so worth it. You make the cookies, spread apricot jam and form a sandwich cookie and then dip them in chocolate. The best part about these cookies is that the dough can be made and frozen ahead of time, or the cookies themselves can be made ahead and frozen. They’re super freezer friendly.
I’ll be making these cookies this holiday season, I’d love to know, what are you baking?
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