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Nutella Peanut Butter Cookies (With Caramel Sauce!)

Make sure you have a glass of cold milk close by when you’re ready to dig into these cookies. They are rich. But if you like chocolate and peanut butter these will make your sweet tooth sing.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
3/4
cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2
cup Shortening
1 1/4
cups firmly packed brown sugar
3
tbsp milk
1
tbsp vanilla extract
1
large egg
1 3/4
cups all purpose flour
3/4
tsp baking soda
3/4
tsp salt
1
cup unsalted butter, softened
4
cups confectioner’s sugar
1/2
cup Nutella or hazelnut spread
1
tbsp vanilla extract
2
tbsp whole milk
1
can sweetened condensed milk
1
cup brown sugar, packed
2
tbsp butter
1/2
tsp vanilla extract
Directions
1.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2.
Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl and beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
3.
Add egg and beat until just combined.
4.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet mixture on low speed.
5.
Mix just until combined.
6.
Roll into balls and flatten with the bottom of a round glass.
7.
Use a circle cookie cutter or similar item to create perfectly round cookies.
8.
Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
9.
Cool on rack.
10.
Cream together butter and small amount of powdered sugar at a time.
11.
Alternate adding sugar with adding Nutella slowly.
12.
Add vanilla and beat frosting.
13.
Add milk and whip until the it reaches desired consistency.
14.
In a saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk and brown sugar.
15.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
16.
Whisking constantly will prevent from burning.
17.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes while continuing to whisk constantly.
18.
Remove from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla.
19.
Heat 2 Tbsp of butter in a small sauce pan, add 1/2 c. Nutella spread and whisk until it thins out.
20.
Here’s how you put your cookies together:
21.
First make the Peanut Butter cookies and let cool completely. Next make the Nutella filling, spread on 2 cookies and sandwich together. Make the caramel sauce and thinned Nutella. Drizzle both on top of cookies.

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