Oregon is one of the four major hazelnut growing regions in the world.
Oregon produces 95% of the domestic hazelnuts in the United States.
I came across quite a few hazelnut cookie recipes, but when I went shopping to buy ingredients I couldn't find hazelnuts.
What's up Oregon?
After trips to three different grocery stores (this happened once before with key limes) I decided I'd have to resort to using something hazelnut based.
Rich, chocolaty, velvety, nutty Nutella.
So, I crafted a delicious, sugary butter cookie and sandwiched the Nutella in between. Scrumptious!
I've eaten three already.
My hips are gonna hate this project....
Oregon Hazelnut Sandwich Cookies
1/3 cup toasted & chopped hazelnuts*
Extra sugar for coating cookies
*Though I didn't use hazelnuts in this batch, I included them in the ingredients. Since I don't know exactly how many chopped hazelnuts the recipe will use, I used the typical measurement for a bag of hazelnuts for baking.