Thursday, November 15, 2012

3 Ingredient Gianduia Sandwhich Cookies

My grandmother found this recipe in the cookbook Desserts 1-2-3 and she really wanted to try them.

She kept saying she wanted to make them, and how they looked good, and how she was going buy the ingredients. But what she really meant to say was "I want you to make these cookies for me" because she never made them so eventually I did.

I was really unsure about the way they would turn out because we only had self rising flour. NOT self rising cake flour. I have never even seen self-rising cake flour. So instead, I added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch per 3/4 cup of self rising flour and I sifted it about 5 times to get it nice and airy. It really wasn't that hard and after the first batch, I decided to make a second because they were really good and came out just as pictured in the book. 
Here is the recipe straight from the book!

1 cup Nutella
1 extra-large egg
1 cup self-rising cake flour, plus additional for dusting (or use the note above to make self rising cake flour) 

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Mix 1/2 cup Nutella and the egg with an electric mixer until well combined. Slowly add 1 cup of flour until a wet dough is formed. Transfer the dough to a flour-dusted board. 

Knead gently, adding a bit more flour if necessary; dough will be sticky. Roll dough into 15 - 18 balls, flouring your hands as needed to make rolling easier. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet, several inches apart.

Bake 12 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes. Split cookies in half horizontally using a sharp, serrated knife (see note below). Spread bottom with 1 teaspoon Nutella, replace top and press firmly. Let cool completely. Store in a tightly covered tin.

To help cut these cookies, find where the cookies cracks end, and begin to cut with a bread knife. The knife should be serrated and sharp and use a light hand so you don't crumble the cookies. 
The cookies are not overly sweet, they have just enough sweetness with the Nutella and they are perfect with a cup of coffee.


  1. Looks so yummy and easy too. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I just saw these on Pinterest last night!! I can't wait to try them!

  3. those look so good and super easy to make... might have to give them a go!

  4. These look super yummy! I'm going to have to try and make them!

  5. These look so easy and so tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Looks soooo good! Found you on blog hop! new follower:)

  7. They look like macaroons! So GOOD! esp excited to try it now that I have more time.. They look crunchy :D

    1. by the way, how was your trip/drive back?? How is your man going? is he settling back alright?! congrats on making the long distance thing work! you guys are amazing!!!!


  8. omg these look yummy! I'm definitely going to try this!

  9. These look really good! Unfortunately, the last time I tried Nutella I don't think I was the biggest fan of it. It looks good but the taste wasn't really for me.