Chef's Fudge Cookie Cutters

The Perfect Christmas Fudge Cookies

Tired of gifting the same, tired fruitcake? Our Christmas Fudge Cookie Cutters are the perfect Christmas gift! They show off your homemade fudge and also give a cookie cutter that can be used again and again.

Ingredients:
1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ cup toasted hazelnuts (no skin)
1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla
8 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 cup Nutella
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ teaspoon Maldon Sea Salt Flakes, plus a little extra for sprinkling
½ cup chopped dried cherries

Directions:
Preheat oven to 250°F. Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Transfer the cooled hazelnuts to a food processor and chop coarsely. To save time, you can also chop your dried cherries in the food processor.

Line a baking sheet with a Silpat silicone baking mat and then place your cookie cutters on top. Spray the cookie cutters lightly with cooking spray. Place a few inches of water in your double boiler and bring it to a slow simmer, not a rolling boil. In the top pan of your double boiler, place the sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, chocolate, Nutella, butter and salt. Heat, stirring occasionally until mixture looks fully melted and has a smooth texture. Remove from heat and add the toasted hazelnuts and dried cherries to the pan and fold in until combined. Carefully pour the mixture into your favorite cookie cutter almost to the top and spread with a small spoon to for an even look. After a few minutes, sprinkle lightly with the Maldon Sea Salt flakes.

Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until firm. If you want to give your fudge a more festive look after fully cooled, sprinkle sanding sugar or pipe on your favorite frosting for a special holiday greeting. Once decorated, wrap each gift cookie cutter in a cellophane bag, tie with a ribbon and refrigerate until delivered.

From our kitchen to yours…Cucina Felice!

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