Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/3 cup COFFEE-MATE® natural bliss® Hazelnut Flavor All-Natural Coffee Creamer
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting (optional)

Directions

MIX together flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Dissolve coffee in vanilla extract.

BEAT butter and sugar in large mixer bowl for 2 to 3 minutes or until fluffy. Scrape down side of bowl and beaters. Beat in egg until combined. Beat in vanilla-coffee mixture. Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined.

DIVIDE dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten into a 5-inch disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Line 2 to 3 baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove plastic wrap from one disk (keep other disk chilled while you are rolling); place dough on lightly floured surface.

ROLL dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using 2-inch-round cookie cutter, cut into circles. Form dough scraps into a ball; reroll and cut into circles. Place on prepared baking sheets about 1-inch apart.

BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

PLACE morsels and Coffee-mate natural bliss Creamer in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds. Allow mixture to sit for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Spoon about ½ teaspoon mixture between two cookies to create sandwiches. If desired, drizzle any remaining chocolate over cookies. Dust with powdered sugar before serving, if desired.

Cook’s Tip: Regular granulated sugar can be used in place of superfine sugar.