I realize I’m posting early in the week, but I thought if you had these ingredients on hand, you might want to whip up a batch of these simple, yummy treats today for your true love.
My kids are getting older. I Realized last night that this is the first Valentine’s Day in 17 years that I would not be purchasing the themed box of cards to be handed out to classmates at a school party (which I always volunteered to help with).
I wanted to come up with an easy, yet special treat for today. My daughter won’t even consider a dessert without chocolate, or a peanut butter sandwich without Nutella spread. Incorporating my latest fancy for macarons, I present to you the Nutella macaron…
one 13-ounce jar of Nutella
1 1/4 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, 3/4 cup of the Nutella, and egg until well blended. In a separate medium bowl, toss together flour with baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well combined (it will be a sticky dough). Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding a little flour if necessary. Separate dough into 18 equal pieces. Roll each ball into a round ball. Place each ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 minutes or until set, being careful not to over bake. Cool 10-15 minutes on cookie sheet. Cut each cookie with a serrated knife. Spread the bottom of each cookie with 1 tsp Nutella and replace top.