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Remember the Nutella cooking book I received from France on Monday? Of course this had to be the first book I would choose a recipe from ;-)

Nutella is, to some degree, the peanut butter of French kids. I really feel sorry for the kids who are allergic to hazelnuts and cannot even taste how good it is!

The whoopie pies were quite easy to make. The recipe normally asks for one orange for its juice and zest, but I used fresh orange juice, that I already had in the fridge. Also we’re not supposed to use yogurt but petits-suisses, that we don’t find in America, to my knowledge. This is hence an adaptation from a recipe from the book Les 30 meilleures recettes Nutella.

Here are the ingredients for about 8 small whoopie pies.

For the filling, you will need:

– the juice of one orange
– a little less than 3 oz yogurt
– 4 tbsp butter
– 3 tbsp sugar
– 1 egg

For the pies you will need:

– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 2.5 tbsp butter, softened
– 1 egg
– 2 tbsp sugar
– 4 oz Nutella
– 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
– 1/8 tsp salt

Pre-heat your oven to 350F.

Start by preparing the filling. Melt the butter in a water bath. Once it is completely melted, add the sugar, egg, and orange juice. Beat regularly until the custard thickens. Remove from the heat and let cool. Then add the yogurt and keep in the fridge.

Now for the cookies: mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate, big bowl, mix together the softened butter and sugar. Add the egg, Nutella, cocoa powder and milk. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour mix.

Put some parchment paper on a cookie sheet and put spoonfuls of batter. Cook for about 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.

It’s time to take the orange custard out of your fridge to spread it generously on one cookie and to assemble together couples of cookies to create the whoopie pies.

Enjoy!