Sunday, March 4, 2012

Molasses Cookie Sandwiches

Over the past few weeks, I've found myself watching the Food Network more and more. And as I'm watching, I'm wondering why I don't watch this channel more often. Everything that anyone makes looks AMAZING! I want to make whatever they're making right away. Which is what happened yesterday morning as I was watching "Down Home with the Neelys."

They were making a full meal, but the thing that caught my eye (and stomach) were the molasses cookie sandwiches with nutella spread in between that they made for dessert. Nutella. I love nutella.

I couldn't stop thinking about these cookies and decided I had to make them this weekend. So off to the store I went to get the couple ingredients that I was out of and then I got right to it. I've never made molasses cookies before, but these were super easy. Okay, enough rambling. Let's get to the good stuff!

Molasses Cookie Sandiwches
original recipe from The Neelys

1 cup dark brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust the oven rack to middle. Line 2 sheet trays with parchment.

Whisk the brown sugar in a large bowl to get rid of the lumps. Add the butter and stir until smooth. Stir in the molasses, vanilla and egg, mixing until well combined.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, ginger , cinnamon, cloves and salt in a separate medium bowl. Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture and stir until well incorporated and smooth, about 2 minutes.

Pour the granulated sugar onto a plate. Divide the dough into 12 equal-size balls and roll them in the sugar. Arrange the dough on the prepared sheet trays at least 2 inches apart. Press gently to flatten. Bake about 16 minutes depending on your oven (mine took about 13-14 minutes and are a little chewier which I like). Let cool completely on the sheet trays.

Spread the chocolate hazelnut spread between 2 cookies and sandwich them together. Repeat with the remaining cookies.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, wow those sounds super good. I too love the Food Network, I haven't been watching it much either, and I should too. I also love Nutella, so I am going to have to try these soon!