Raspberry & Nutella Almond Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches

buttery almond shortbread cookies filled with raspberry jam & nutella

  • Author: Kayla Howey
  • Yield: 15 1x



Almond Shortbread Cookies

  • ½ lb unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted

To Finish

  • 1 jar nutella
  • 1 jar raspberry jam
  • powdered sugar


Almond Shortbread Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl to fully incorporate. Mix in the almond extract. Gradually add the flour, mixing on low speed first and then faster once all the flour is added. Once the dough comes together and the sides of the bowl are clean, turn off the mixer. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Flour your surface well before starting to roll the dough (this dough will stick easily). Cut the dough ball in half so it’s easier to work with. Roll out each piece until it is a little less than ¼ of an inch thick. Use different sized heart shaped cookie cutters to cut out the cookies, making sure to cut in pairs of two. Carefully remove the excess dough around each cookie. Use a small offset spatula to transfer each cookie onto a cookie sheet. Gather the excess dough and reform into a ball. Roll and cut again. Repeat this process until all the dough is used. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

To Finish

  1. Spread the bottom side of a cookie with a generous amount of nutella or raspberry jam. Place another cookie on top, bottom side down. Repeat until you have finished all the cookie sandwiches. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


  • I bought my cookie cutter set from Williams Sonoma, which has 5 different sized cutters. I like to have a variety of cookie sandwich sizes for the visual appeal. You can also make some where you layer the smaller hearts on top of the bigger hearts so you can see the filling around the edges. However, if you only have one size cutter, you can easily make them all the same.