Bowtie Cookies with Nutella
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Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

Buttery bowtie cookies filled with Nutella are perfect for snacking or gift giving.
Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 8 oz unsalted butter (1 cup), softened at room temperature
  • 11 1/4 oz unbleached all-purpose flour (2 1/2 cups), sifted; more for rolling
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Beat cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and paddle.
  • With mixer on low, gradually mix in flour.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead gently to form a ball. Divide dough into thirds and place each third on a piece of plastic wrap. Flatten each piece of dough into a square and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Place rack in center of oven and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Take 1 piece of dough out of refrigerator, unwrap and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Trim the edges so that they are straight using a pizza cutter. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and transfer squares to baking sheet.
  • Spoon about 1 teaspoon of Nutella onto each square. Fold one corner into the center, dab with egg, and bring opposite corner to center so that the 2 corners overlap. Press together to seal.
  • Place in oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just starting to lightly brown.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.

Notes

Yield: about 36 cookies