Who doesn’t love chocolate, or pie crust, or a creamy chocolate hazelnut spread?  So when I saw these combined in a simple cookie recipe at Pillsbury.com, I had to give it a try!

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

My family loved them! I made them two days in a row, and they were gobbled up!

Here is all you need:
1 thawed pie crust
1/3 to 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
1 egg
Fancy sugar crystals
Parchment paper

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

This is what I had on hand, but if you have Nutella, I’m sure that would be scrumptious too.
Thaw pie crust, and open on a floured surface.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Cut into strips about 1 1/2 inches wide, and then cut across the middle, except on the short side pieces.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Fold each piece softly in half lengthwise, just to leave an indentation, and then open back up.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Beat egg with fork, and then brush each piece lightly with egg wash.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

I found that the easiest way to put a nice “clean” strip of spread down the middle is to put the chocolate spread in a baggie, and snip off the corner, and use it as a pastry bag to pipe on the spread (The first time, I used a knife, and it really made it messy).  Don’t put it on too thick or too close to the edges, or you’ll have a hard time sealing it.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Now fold each each piece over, and seal around all the edges with a fork. Then brush egg wash over each one.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Sprinkle each one generously with sugar crystals and place on baking sheet with parchment paper.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes till golden.

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

These would make a fun and different addition to a tea party, luncheon or cookie exchange!

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

Hope you enjoy these delicate yummy morsels!

chocolate hazelnut cookies, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie Cookies, Joyful Homemaking

15 Comments

  1. These look amazing!

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  2. These look so tasty and simple! I LOVE chocolate hazelnut. Any reason for that flavor combination is a win in my book. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your wonderful project on homework. Thanks so much for sharing it on The Inspiration Board. Have a great weekend!

    carolyn
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  4. Hi Margo,
    What great little cookies! Hope you are having a great summer weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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