Ferrero Rocher Cookie Cups

Indulge in the irresistible combination of chocolate and hazelnuts with these Ferrero Rocher Cookie Cups. This decadent dessert transforms the beloved flavors of the classic Ferrero Rocher chocolates into a delightful cookie form, perfect for impressing guests during the holiday season or any special occasion.

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Cups:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 Ferrero Rocher chocolates, unwrapped

For the Hazelnut Filling:

  • 1 cup hazelnut spread (like Nutella)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For Garnish:

  • Crushed hazelnuts
  • Melted chocolate for drizzling
  • Gold leaf for decoration (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Cookie Dough:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a mini muffin tin or line with mini cupcake liners.
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  2. Bake the Cookie Cups:
    • Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and press it into each muffin cup, creating a well in the center.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set.
    • Upon removing from the oven, immediately press a small spoon or tart shaper into the center of each cookie to reinforce the cup shape. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Make the Hazelnut Filling:
    • In a bowl, mix together the hazelnut spread, powdered sugar, and heavy cream until smooth and creamy.
  4. Assemble the Cookie Cups:
    • Fill each cooled cookie cup with a spoonful of the hazelnut filling.
    • Press a Ferrero Rocher chocolate into the center of each filling.
  5. Garnish:
    • Sprinkle crushed hazelnuts around the Ferrero Rocher.
    • Drizzle melted chocolate over the top.
    • For an extra touch of elegance, add a small piece of gold leaf to each cookie cup.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the Ferrero Rocher Cookie Cups at room temperature as a luxurious treat that combines the crunch of a cookie with the richness of the iconic chocolate.

This recipe for Ferrero Rocher Cookie Cups is sure to become a new favorite for its blend of textures and rich chocolate-hazelnut flavor. Each bite-sized cup is a tribute to the sophistication and indulgence of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Enjoy!

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