Ola Rokita

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Festive Cookies with Chocolate Filling

Ola Rokita28 January 2020Comments (3)

Crispy Cookies

I enjoy making these festive cookies for any celebration. They present themselves well and appeal to variety of tastes. Both kids and adults love them too.

My favorite filling is chocolate hazelnut spread. But you can try out other flavors too, such as strawberry jelly, plum butter, peanut butter, or regular chocolate.

For this recipe I use the slightly granular flour from Poland (krupczatka) because it helps make the cookies extra crispy. But you can also use all-purpose flour.

Cookies with Chocolate Filling


  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp potato flour
  • 227 grams unsalted butter (about 8 oz) room temperature
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread or Nutella


  1. Start with dry ingredients first. Pour flour into a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add potato flour and powdered sugar.

    Potato Flour
  3. Chop butter and add it to the mixed dry ingredients.

  4. Add egg, vanilla extract, orange juice, and orange zest.

    butter and egg
  5. Using your hands, mix and knead all the ingredients together.

    knead dough
  6. Knead until well combined.

  7. Wrap the dough in celophane and put it in the refrigerator for an hour. You can also leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight.

    seal the dough
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahreheint or 180 Degrees Celcius.

  9. Remove the cooled dough from the refrigirator. Seperate in half.

    Cold dough
  10. Using a roller pin, roll the dough into two large flat circles. Approximately 0.5 cm or 1/5 inch thick.

    roll the dough
  11. Using a glass or a cup with a round rim of about 4 cm or 1.6 inch in diameter, start cutting out circles.

    cut out circles in dough
  12. Make sure you have an even amount of circles. Take half of the circles and using a straw, cut out a small hole in the middle of each circle. Place them on the cookie sheet. Take the other half of the circles (without a hole in them) and also place them on a cookie sheet. Bake both sets for about 25 minutes.

  13. Remove the baked cookies from the oven and cool them off for about 15-20 minutes.

    baked cookies
  14. Take chocolate hazelnut spread, and using a teaspoon, scoop some of the filling onto the full circle. Cover it with the circle that has a hole. Repeat for each cookie.

    chocolate spread
  15. Place them on a platter and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top. Enjoy!

    Crispy Cookies

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Jonathan J. Rokita January 29, 2020 at 06:37

These cookies are enjoyed by kids big and small year-round.


Svetlana January 29, 2020 at 09:52

These cookies look amazing! I will try to make them.


Ola Rokita January 29, 2020 at 22:44

Thanks Svetlana! Let me know how the recipe works out for you. Hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.


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