The. Best. Cookies. Ever.

My chocolate chip cookies are pretty good, but they may have just been replaced as a favorite by these Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies from The Faux Martha. Seriously, just say that name again slowly. These are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, and something about homemade sandwich cookies always seems decadent. I followed the recipe almost exactly.

Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies
1 1/4 c. all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 c. unsweetened dark dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 c. oats, lightly ground in a food processor
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 c.) butter, room temperature
2 Tbsp. Nutella
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
sea salt

13 oz. jar of Nutella

Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with Silpats. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, oats, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. Cream together butter, Nutella, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg. Slowly add in flour mixture until evenly incorporated.

Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass, about 2 1/4-inches in diameter (I found that keeping the bottom of the glass wet with water prevented sticking). Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 12-up on a sheet leaving 1-inch space between each cookie. Minor spreading will occur. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheet and carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely. Spread Nutella between two cookies. Sandwich and serve! Makes enough for about 18 sandwich cookies.