Ferraro Rocher Cups

My family discovered chocolate hazelnut spread during the pandemic. I think it was such a comfort food for everyone that I could not keep it in the house. I would buy a big jar at Aldi, a US discount grocer, and it was gone in a day or two. I would buy the little snack packs at Costco with the bread sticks and dip together in a little container thinking that would help with portion control. It does but three of them eating 1-2 a day? Still goes quickly.

I have a confession I am not a big hazelnut fan. I don’t eat the chocolate spread or care for hazelnuts as a nut even though I love most nuts. Weird I know. But when I saw these cookies I thought I had to try them for my family. This recipe started from a Food Network recipe “Ferraro Roche Cookie Cups” (click for link to original recipe).

Verdict: We all LOVED these. Yes, even me. I switched out the hazelnuts in the original recipe to make them more like a shortbread. This worked for me. Extra vanilla extract and these were good!

Ferraro Roche Cups

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • 24 chocolate hazelnut truffles, such as Ferrero Rocher unwrapped

Directions:

  1. Spray a 24-cup nonstick miniature muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, then sprinkle each cup with a touch of flour. Shake the muffin tin so that the flour completely coats each cup, then shake out any excess.
  2. Combine sugar, salt and flour in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Beat the butter until it just starts to form a ball then add vanilla and egg. Beat until just mixed. Slowly beat in the flour mixture to the butter mixture until dough forms.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place a clean cookie sheet in the center of the oven while preheating. 
  6. Press one tablespoon of cookie dough into the muffin tin pan holes. Make a cup using your fingers or a spoon. Then press a chocolate hazelnut truffle into the center of each piece of dough (the dough will come up the sides of the truffles but should not come up over the edges of the muffin cups or it may burn). 
  7. Place the muffin tin onto the heated cookie sheet in the oven, and bake, rotating the baking sheet once halfway through, until the cookies are light golden brown around the edges, about 20-25 minutes. 
  8. Allow the cookies to cool completely in the muffin tin set on a cooling rack before removing from pan.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa A. says:

    Love these/this idea! I need to try it! These are perfect for the holidays! Thank you for the idea! 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like them!

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      1. Lisa A. says:

        Yes! And they don’t need that many ingredients which is a plus! I really get put off by a recipe whenever it needs lots of ingredients! A total pet peeve of mine!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Usually the most ingredients for me are spices. I can just stand in front of my spice cupboard and pull them out. 😀

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  2. You just becomes my new best friend! 😋🌿

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I am honored! 🙂

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      1. Don’t you just love it when the Smartphone uses improper grammar?! 😜

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  3. Erika says:

    Good idea! It is really cool what all you can make of those sweets (also Raffaello or Oreo).
    It is interesting to see that they are called Ferraro Rocher in the US. Over here they are called Ferrero Rocher. Maybe a legal thing.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! I spelled it wrong in the title and because it is an unknown word WP didn’t flag it. I spelled it right in the recipe though. 😉

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      1. Erika says:

        Oh😄 I really thought, it was a different name since this is often the case… lol! I hope you didn’t mind it, Marci!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          I am happy you told me! Thank you!!!

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          1. Erika says:

            You are very welcome, Marci 👍

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  4. In the summer of 1980 I was blessed to join a team on a mission trip to Germany. We were shopping and I found a jar of chocolate spread bought it, put it in my suitcase and brought it home. Quite some years ago I saw it on the store shelf. Been using it ever since.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      What a great memory!

      Like

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      😁

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  5. Carol anne says:

    these sound so yummy! I love those chocolates! Mmm!

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