Cait’s Coffee, Chocolate, and Hazelnut Cookie Sandwiches Recipe

Treat yourself to a coffee cookie sandwich or two filled with chocolate hazelnut


Coffee cookie

  • 230g butter, softened
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 20ml coffee granules
  • 1 egg
  • 10 baking powder
  • 750ml cake flour
  • 2.5ml salt

Choc hazelnut

  • 50g dark chocolate, 55%
  • 30ml butter
  • 45ml milk
  • 125ml choc hazelnut spread
  • 500ml icing sugar, sifted
  • 2.5ml vanilla essence
  • 0.25tsp salt
  • 30g hazelnuts, chopped


  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 60ml water
  • 10 whole hazelnuts


Coffee cookie 

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Cream butter & sugar
  3. Beat in vanilla, coffee & egg
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients
  5. Add in batched to the butter mixture & cut into rounds
  6. Place on a lined baking tray
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edge are golden
  8. Remove & place on a wire rack to cool

Chocolate hazelnut filling

  1. Combine the chocolate, butter, milk & chocolate hazelnut spread
  2. Microwave on 50% power for 3-4min, stirring until smooth & thick
  3. Stir in the remaining ingredients
  4. Let it stand for 10minutes then beat until smooth & very thick
  5. Place in a pipping bag with a plain round nozzle
  6. Pip onto the cooled cookies & sandwich together


  1. Make an amber coloured caramel with the sugar & water
  2. Push toothpicks into the hazelnuts & dip into the caramel
  3. Pull the hazelnut out of the caramel & stretch a long string of caramel out
  4. Once the string has set break into the desired length and garnish the serving plate
Recipe by Cait McWilliams (The Great South African Bake Off contestant, season 2)

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