Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Friday, 13th September 2013

Happy Friday! Sharing one of my daughter’s, favourite Italian cookies today, Farfallette con la Nutella. These Nutella cookies are so simple to make but they taste so good! The pastry is tender, flaky and flavourful.

Nutella cookies stacked on white and pink striped cloth napkin lined with parchment paper.

If you’re a beginner dipping your toes in the sea of making pastry from scratch, or you find pastry dough difficult to work with, this is easily the best type of pastry to experiment with because it’s the most forgiving dough to work with.

Cropped photo of Nutella filled Italian cookies stacked on a gold cake stand lined with white doilie.

You could use this pastry for pies, hand pies or turnovers too. Another option would be to shape into pastry cups, blind bake and fill with crema pasticcera (Italian Pastry Cream) and fresh fruit. The possibilities are endless. I didn’t sweeten the pastry because the Nutella is sweet enough but if I were to use for other sweet treats I would add a tablespoon of sugar.

Photo taken looking down on a tray of Italian Cookies with Nutella filling.

Growing up Nutella was a staple in our house and I’ve carried on with the tradition. Not having a jar or two in the cupboard is unthinkable. To this day my favourite way to enjoy it is slathered on an end slice of freshly baked, steaming hot homemade, crusty Italian bread (mmm…I’m salivating just thinking about it).

Photo of Nutella cookies displayed on white rectangle shaped serving dish.

My sister, Anna usually prepares these cookies for our Italian cookie trays when we’re hosting a bridal shower, Liana loves them so much I thought it was about time I made some. The recipe makes quite a few cookies but I won’t be surprised to see them disappear very quickly. These cookies freeze beautifully making them ideal when baking for the holidays. Traditionally they’re filled with Nutella but you could also fill the cookies with jam (fig jam would be amazing).

Photo of three Nutella Cookies (Farfallette con la Nutella) stacked on a white doilie with small jug of milk.

I can’t believe we’re saying good-bye to summer already and the kids are back to school. I’m looking forward to autumn’s bounty, especially apples and pears. In fact my mom called today and her pears are ready to be picked. I’m excited because I’ve been tossing around a new cake recipe and I’m looking forward to testing it.

Photo of two cups of espresso with Nutella cookies.

If you like pastry as much as I do I think you’ll really enjoy these Nutella cookies, I hope you’ll give them a try.

Close up photo of Italian Cookies with Nutella filling displayed on a pink and white cloth napkin lined with baking paper.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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Comments (5)

5 Responses to “Nutella Cookies {Farfallette con la Nutella}”

  1. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen Says:

    These are beautiful, and they look so good!

  2. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Thank you Kristi!

  3. Kumar's Kitchen Says:

    cookies look so elegant :-)

  4. Michelle Says:

    Grace, I am so delighted to have found your site. I am printing away and excited to start cooking on Sunday after a good rest day Sabbath. YUM!

    I love to bake for my family and with your recipes and the advantage of all of your wonderful pictures I am so enthused and anticipating the new wave in my kitchen.

    They thought that they were wowed before – Ha!


  5. Grace Massa Langlois Says:

    Hi Michelle, thank you so much, please do let me know how you enjoy the treats you try.

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