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Monday, December 5, 2011

Marmalade and Nutella Sandwich Cookies

 Orange and chocolate are so good! 

I've been wanting to make some cookies with orange marmalade in the dough for some time. I love, love, LOVE my very own fussy-style orange marmalade, but you could use any marmalade that contains a goodly amount of peel. One of the great things about this type of refrigerator cookie is that you can wrap the dough and keep it for a couple of weeks. Just slice and bake when your holiday company drops by. Mr. Dwayne prefers these without Nutella. (He suffers from some sort of weird mutation that causes him to dislike chocolate. Imagine!) While they are good without Nutella, with it, they are SPLENDID.

Marmalade and Nutella Sandwich Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
6 tbsp. marmalade
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup almond meal (I used Trader Joe's)
About 1/2 cup Nutella

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in the sugar, then the egg. Add the marmalade and vanilla and beat until well combined.

In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and almond meal. Stir to combine. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured cutting board and roll into a log that is about 2 inches in diameter. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and chill for at least two hours.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with baking parchment. Unwrap the dough and slice the cookies into 1/4 inch slices and place on the parchment, about 1/2 inch apart. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. When they are done, remove to a rack and allow to cool. When cool, spread one cookie with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella and sandwich with another cookie. Store in an air tight container.

Makes 48 single cookies and 24 sandwich cookies.

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