This post is sponsored by Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.

With the holiday season in full swing around here, we are gathering our cookie recipes to bake up with the kids. Every year on top of our traditional stack – I like to try out at least one new cookie idea. Something fun and whimsical that often becomes a new family favorite. This year I am making waffle cookie bite sandwiches with my favorite hazelnut chocolate spread. YUM! I created a batch to share with you and I can already tell they will be the star of our cookie season!

Whether you’re meeting for a cookie exchange or looking at a platter filled with baked goods this year, most of them are crisp and intensely sweet. I love that these Nutella® waffle cookie bite sandwiches are soft and that perfect taste of not-too-sweet, but really, really good.

During the cozy winter months, having a sweet treat is the best way to instantly warm us all up. Taking cues from that, we will create gorgeous waffle cookie bite sandwiches with Nutella®. They are everything we love about our favorite breakfast in cookie sizes and layered with the goodness of Nutella®. It is a winter treat you won’t want to miss.

To make the Waffle Cookie Bite Sandwiches with Nutella you will need (makes 12 cookie bites):

  • Nutella® hazelnut spread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 3/4 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup veg oil
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1//2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground nuts for topping

1. Start by making the waffles, this can be done beforehand so the waffles can completely cool. Whisk eggs in bowl until fluffy. Stir in flour, milk, oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, mix until just smooth.

2. Heat up the waffle iron, spray with cooking oil. Place a small amount of the batter on the hot iron and cook until golden brown. Remove and let cool.

3. Once cooled, break up the waffle into bite sized pieces. Spread one side of each piece with Nutella® hazelnut chocolate spread. Combine two pieces together to make a cookie bite sandwich.

4. Top the sandwich with a small layer of Nutella® spread and sprinkle nuts to complete!

Waffles are normally considered a breakfast food, but when created as bite sized minis and layered with the great taste of Nutella® hazelnut spread, they’ll become the showstopper at any holiday cookie exchange.

(Photography @A Subtle Revelry by Ali Denney).