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It’s hard to believe, but 2007 is knocking on the door! It’s time to say goodbye to the year that was. For me, it was a year of discovery as this little thing we call blog took me on an incredible ride. I tried so many new things and met so many new people. I have not regretted one moment!

To be sure there were many incredible events this year including La Festa al Fresco and Meeta’s Postcard event, but one of the more recent impromptu events that intrigued me was the recipe exchange that I’m sure everyone was involved in at some point or other. Not only did I meet many new people, I received a number of recipes to add to my "must-try" list.

As it happened, the inspirational and lovely Anita of Dessert First sent me a recipe for Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies from Emily Luchetti’s A Passion for Desserts. Coincidentally, I had bookmarked that very recipe when it was posted on Leite’s Culinaria.

Clearly it was a sign that I needed to make these cookies!

Do you like chocolate? Do you like hazelnut? Do you like buttery goodness?

Yes?

Then you will love these cookies!

They are two buttery halves of hazelnut heaven glued together with the greatest spread of them all (in my opinion) … Nutella!

In Italian, we have a saying on New Year’s Eve. We say to all the people that we love:  Buona fine e buon principio. It means have a good ending and a good beginning.

So with these little hazelnut gems, I wish all of you the happiest of endings and the very sweetest of beginnings.

See you in 2007!

Ciao!

Collage1_2Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies

This recipe comes from Emily Luchetti’s A Passion for Desserts. The recipe is posted on Leite’s Culinaria. You can click here for the recipe. I followed it exactly with one change. After sandwiching the hazelnut cookies together, I rolled them in finely ground hazelnuts and then dusted them with icing sugar.

Enjoy!

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