Elsie and sister Emma are the creative forces
behind the blog A Beautiful Mess, a lifestyle site focused on
sharing the simple ways to create an inspired lifestyle. The gals cover
everything from creating DIY stamps out of fruits and veggies to thoughts on seasonal clothing. But we'll admit it: We keep
coming back for the food. And these lovely little sandwich cookies are a testament to what Elsie and Emma are so good at: creating simple recipes that
you're not only excited to whip up but also absolutely qualified to tackle.
Here we have a relatively straightforward sugar cookie recipe made chewy with a
touch of brown sugar and filled with everyone's favorite chocolate hazelnut
spread, for the novice baker and the seasoned sweet tooth alike.
Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
Now mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. The batter should be crumbly, and
you will probably need to use your hands to combine it a bit more to form a
dough ball. Cover in plastic wrap, and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
3. Now form dough into small round
disks, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter and uniformly thick. You want your cookies
to all sort of match each other in size because you will be placing one of top
of another to form sandwich cookies.
4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow
to cool completely on a cooling rack before adding filling.
5. Once cooled, spoon a couple tablespoons of Nutella on one cookie and place another on top.