Salted Shortbread Sandwich Cookies with Nutella
Prep time 4hrs 30mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 24

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  • 7 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour


  • Step 1

    Using a large mixing bowl, cream the butter using a whisk or fork until light and fluffy.

  • Step 2

    Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract, then whisk until thoroughly combined.

  • Step 3

    In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients (cake flour, almond flour, powdered sugar, salt).

  • Step 4

    Afterwards, gradually add the dry mixture into the butter mixture. Stir to combine. Repeat with remainder of dry mixture until a consistent dough forms.

  • Step 5

    Next, prepare a 24” length of parchment or wax paper, transfer and center the dough onto the paper, then roll into a log, about 2” thick. Twist the ends to seal, then transfer to the fridge for at least 3 hours, or until solidified to the touch.

  • Step 6

    When ready, preheat oven to 350°F. In the meantime, remove and unwrap log of dough and slice cross-width into 1/4” rounds. Transfer the rounds onto a lined baking sheet, placing at least 1” apart.

  • Step 7

    When ready, bake the tray of cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until golden around the edges. Then, transfer the tray of cookies onto a cooling rack.

  • Step 8

    When completely cooled, use a spatula to spread about 2 tsp of Nutella onto the bottom side of one cookie. Add a separate cookie on top to sandwich the Nutella. Repeat with remaining cookies.