Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies #recipe

There’s no need to sugarcoat the inspiration behind these cookies. The truth is, they were a total accident.

I had originally intended to use this waffle cone recipe to create homemade fortune cookies, but a half dozen attempts and a pile of misshaped cookies later, I wised up to the fact that I needed a thinner batter. I’m not one to waste food, so while staring down a stack of the crunchy, golden brown rounds, inspiration struck and I made a mad dash for my pantry. When life gives you excess waffle cone batter, make waffle cone wafers … and then sandwich those wafers together with a thick slathering of creamy Nutella.

Best of all, these no-bake cookies are made on a panini press. Remember the Homemade Mini Ice Cream Drumsticks? Same recipe, different technique. A cookie cutter ensures uniform rounds, leaving you with leftover crunchy bits to use as an ice cream topper or to eat straight from the bowl.

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

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Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies

Yield: 1 dozen sandwich cookies

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 2 min

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1½ cups powdered sugar
1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Nutella

Equipment: a panini press; a 2-inch circular cookie cutter

Directions:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream with the vanilla extract on medium-high speed until mousse-like, about 5 minutes.

Sift together the powdered sugar, flour, cinnamon and cornstarch in a separate bowl then gently fold the dry mixture into the wet until it is fully incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Heat the panini press to medium-high heat (or 375°F).

Place a heaping tablespoon of batter in the center of the panini press, close the lid and cook the waffle for about 90 seconds.

Quickly remove the waffle from the press and use a circular 2-inch cookie cutter to cut out rounds. Set the waffle cone cookies aside to cool.

Once the waffle cone cookies have cooled, spread one side of a cookie with Nutella and top with a second waffle cone cookie to form sandwiches.

Kelly's Notes:

It's important to work quickly with the waffle cookies when they're hot off the panini press. They'll harden and break into pieces if you wait too long to cut out the rounds.

Waffle cone recipe adapted from Panini Happy.

Comments

  1. 7
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    says

    Talk about the best accident EVER!! Anything with Nutella is a total win. Found these through Pinterest :)

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — April 4th, 2012 @ 11:22 am

      Welcome, Megan! Thanks so much for checking out the site and I’m thrilled to have found your blog as well :)

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    Kelly, these look incredible– like my dream cookie. Crisp and creamy and chocolatey and nutty all at once. It was a mistake coming here hungry, I know. But now all I want is a big plate of these to gorge on. (please don;t tell the diet police!)

  3. 14
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    R says

    Does anyone know if they taste as good the next day?

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — April 6th, 2012 @ 8:09 am

      If you’d like to enjoy the cookies a day after making them, I’d suggest making the wafers and storing them in an airtight container. When ready to serve, spread on the Nutella and sandwich them together. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by the site!

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    SharkCrossing says

    Still need to try this … Usually I just go at nutella jar with a spoon. Just wanted to say that linked this to Pinterest this am & got an instantaneous overwhelming repin activity!

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    says

    These are very creative sandwiches and I love the share an texture achieved by pressing them… I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. It’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

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    says

    This is a perfect end-of-the-year cooking experiment for my roommate and I to try.

    We have a panini press. We have a jar of nutella that needs to be used.
    Basically, this is going to happen!

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — April 20th, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

      I love your enthusiasm, Becky! Please let me know how they turn out and have a wonderful weekend!

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    Chelsie says

    Do you think it will work on Foreman Grill?

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — May 12th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

      Hi Chelsie! I’ve never used a Foreman Grill, so I cannot say for certain. As long as it can reach 375°F, my guess is that it would still work. Hope this helps!

  8. 28
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    says

    You had me at Nutella. We are having a girls night out tonight and these are on the menu. Thanks for the recipe. We are convinced that girls night out is the only way to spend Friday the 13th

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    says

    Hi Kelly,

    Just found your amazing blog. I want to make some malt flavoured waffles, to go with a maple miso ice cream, I don’t have a panini or waffle iron. Will the mixture cook like a pancake?

    Dave

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — May 26th, 2013 @ 10:20 am

      Thanks, David! I’ve never tried cooking this batter like a pancake so I can’t say for sure, however this batter is much thicker than pancake batter.

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    You could use a small or med fruit baller to make these, they would all be the same size, and would cut out the extra step of having to form them all the same size. Great idea!! I’ll bet these are delish!!

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    EllenFitz says

    These look wonderful and involve two favorite things: waffle cones and Nutella. Quick question: Your recipe lists “cook time” as “2 minutes”. But if I’m making 24 wafers (for 12 sandwich cookies) and each wafer takes 90 seconds (1.5 minutes), shouldn’t the cooking time be listed as 36 minutes?

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