Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had wonderful weekends. We had double Easter celebrations on Saturday and Sunday and, yes, I ate a lot of meat. Sausage, bacon, pork tenderloin, beef jerkey - I was not about to hold back!
I made these little cookies for both Easter parties and they were a pretty big success (at least ... I think so!). I've made a savory version of this before using pesto, crumbled goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes so I thought a sweet version would be pretty simple. These little cookies could also be called The Easiest Dessert Ever and you're about to see why!
What You Need:
- 1 package puff pastry dough
- 1 small jar of Nutella (you won't use the whole thing but I didn't measure exactly how much you'll need)
- 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
- granulated sugar to sprinkle on top (totally optional - I didn't do it but it would be a nice addition)
What To Do:
1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Roll out your thawed puff pastry dough onto a flour surface (or just put a sheet of parchment paper on your cutting board). The pastry will be roughly the right size when you unroll it but you may need to use a rolling pin to flatten it to about 1/2-inch thickness.
3. Spread a very thin layer of Nutella from edge to edge. The key is keeping it a thin layer so it doesn't get too messy when you roll it up. If you're anything like me, you'll be tempted to load up on the Nutella but try to resist!
4. Sprinkle chopped hazelnuts over the Nutella then roll the pastry. Start with the edge closest to you and roll it to the center of the pastry. Then roll the edge farthest from you until the two meet in the middle. Lightly moisten the pastry where the two rolls meet to seal them together.
5. Slice into 1/2-inch segments and lay flat on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. (Be careful not to overdo it, though, because the Nutella can actually burn pretty easily.) Remove from the oven, cool, and enjoy!
*If you want to use granulated sugar to make them a little fancier, sprinkle it on top right before you put the cookies in the oven.