The other day as I was scanning gorgeous food photos around the web, I came across a recipe for peanut butter sandwich cookies. It reminded me of 2 important things. Number 1, I'd been promising to bake a batch of cookies for a few days now... and Number 2, it had been way too long since I'd had any Nutella.. in fact I didn't even have any in the house! In my single days it was practically a food group. My holiday party menus were: wine, cheese, and Nutella! Aaaah nostalgia.
The inspiration for these cookies came from The Daring Gourmet. Her photos had me RUNNING to the store to pick up my missing ingredient. Mainly because of my urgency to eat the cookies, I kept mine a little simpler. I used the Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe from my very old copy of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook and spread gobs of gooey Nutella between two warm cookies. Oh, you betcha.. it was really good. Maybe next time I'll try the marshmallow cream version.. but quite honestly, Nutella is decadent and elegant all by itself. Totally hit the spot... and now I'm back on deck with the chocolate spread I love so much!