Thursday, May 17, 2018

Amoré Thumbprint Cookies #MomsMeet #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moms Meet
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review, 
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

When the opportunity arose - through my association with Moms Meet - to try Amoré Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa & Milk by Once Again Nut Butter, I was excited. First, we love the Once Again nut butters in my household. We use almond butter in our Pad Thai-inspired Cookies; I made Homemade Peanut Butter CupsWe use nut butters in savories; we incorporate them into sweets. And, naturally, we use them to make nut butter and jam sandwiches!

Second, Amoré Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa & Milk is just like Nutella...only better because this version is organic and fairtrade-certified! Amoré's only ingredients are: fairtrade organic cane sugar, organic roasted hazelnut paste, organic skimmed milk powder, fairtrade organic cocoa powder, organic sunflower seed oil, organic roasted peeled almond paste. And that's it. It was love at first bite. And my Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf claimed the racoon mascot for himself right away!

About Once Again Nut Butter...
Once Again Nut Butter is an employee-owned business, based in New York. They have been manufacturing nut butters, seed butters, and honeys since 1976. All of the butters are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, vegan, and kosher. Additionally, they adhere to Fair Trade and Sustainability standards for their all their farm partners and suppliers.

A 12 oz jar of Once Again Nut Butter Amoré Hazelnut Spread typically retails for $9.95. You can use the store locator to find a list of locations: here. I was excited to see it available at places I already frequent. Score.

Amoré Thumbprint Cookies

And while we tried it slathered on bananas, stirred into yogurt, and as a dip for fruit, I wanted to actually create a recipe to share using the Once Again Nut Butter Amoré Hazelnut Spread. We settled on making thumbprint cookies. They were amazing!

Ingredients  makes approximately 30 cookies
  • 3/4 C butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C organic granulated sugar + more for rolling
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 C ground hazelnuts
  • 1-1/2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 t pure almond extract
  • Once Again Nut Butter Amoré Hazelnut Spread

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs until incorporated. Stir in the flour, ground hazelnuts, and cocoa powder until a flaky dough is formed. Add in the extracts, gently working the dough until it forms a ball. Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes before proceeding. While the dough chills, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Pinch off pieces of dough and form into small balls, about the size of a walnut in its shell. Roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place each ball onto a parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet, pressing a "thumbprint" into the center of each and slightly flattening. (The cookies will not spread, so make them the size that you want!)

Add about 1/2 t to 1 t of hazelnut spread to each thumbprint. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cookies cool for several minutes on the sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program,
May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.


  1. Now I'm hungry for cookies...must be time for breakfast LOL

    1. I'm hungry for cookies, too, and all my sugar pigs ate them all!


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