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Nutella-Stuffed Qurabiya Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup Nutella

Special equipment needed:
- Piping bag with round tip
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt to the bowl and mix until a soft dough forms.

4. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter.

5. Flatten each ball slightly and use a piping bag with a round tip to pipe a small amount of Nutella into the center of each ball.

6. Fold the edges of the dough up and around the Nutella, forming a ball shape.

7. Place the stuffed balls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


- Time:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
Temperature:
- Oven temperature: 350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
- This recipe makes approximately 24 Nutella-Stuffed Qurabiya.

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 10g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use salted butter instead of unsalted butter, but be sure to omit the additional salt.
- You can use a different type of chocolate spread instead of Nutella.

Variations:
- You can add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the dough for added texture.
- You can sprinkle the finished cookies with powdered sugar or cocoa powder for added sweetness.

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure to use softened butter for easier mixing.
- Don't overfill the cookies with Nutella, or they may burst open during baking.
- If the dough is too sticky, refrigerate it for 30 minutes before rolling into balls.

Storage instructions:
- Store the Nutella-Stuffed Qurabiya in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Reheating instructions:
- These cookies are best served at room temperature, but you can reheat them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds if desired.

Presentation ideas:
- Arrange the cookies on a decorative platter or cake stand for a beautiful presentation.

Garnishes:
- You can garnish the cookies with a drizzle of melted chocolate or a sprinkle of chopped nuts.

Pairings:
- Serve these cookies with a cup of coffee or tea for a delicious snack.

Suggested side dishes:
- These cookies are perfect on their own, but you can serve them with fresh fruit or a cheese plate for a more substantial snack.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the cookies are too dry, add a tablespoon of milk to the dough.
- If the cookies are too wet, add a tablespoon of flour to the dough.

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to use clean hands and equipment when making these cookies.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container to prevent contamination.

Food history:
- Qurabiya is a traditional Middle Eastern cookie that is often served during special occasions and holidays.

Flavor profiles:
- These Nutella-Stuffed Qurabiya are sweet, buttery, and chocolatey.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve these cookies as a sweet snack or dessert.

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Taste: Rich, Sweet, Nutty, Buttery, Chocolatey