Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato Sandwiches
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto. All opinions are 100% mine.
So, I realize that I just made a batch of Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches a few weeks ago, but um, I don’t know what happened. They disappeared from my freezer just like that.
I gave a few away to friends, and the rest . . . they must have just gotten up and walked away. Whatever happened, the top shelf of my freezer was looking a little bare.
I’ve long enjoyed Talenti gelato straight from the container. Made using artisanal methods with fresh milk and extra fine pure cane sugar, real fruits and real nut pastes created in-house, Talenti will always be a quality product that will satisfy my sweet tooth.
I decided to double up on hazelnuts and chocolate chips here, by making a batch of chocolate chip cookies made with hazelnut flour, and then sandwiching them with Talenti Hazelnut Chocolate Chip gelato.
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato Sandwiches
- 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup hazelnut meal/flour
- 2 pints Talenti Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Gelato
- In small bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add vanilla; then beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and hazelnut meal. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drop cookie dough by 2-tablespoon-fuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets and gently press to flatten slightly. Bake 13 to 14 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- Assemble the sandwiches: Turn 32 cookies over so that flat sides face up (you may have some extra cookies left over). Place 1/4 cup of gelato onto 16 cookies. Press remaining cookies onto gelato to form sandwiches. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and store in freezer up to 2 weeks.
Hi Lory, I discovered your site via instagram and I am so happy I did! You’ve got so many wonderful, interesting recipes and I’m definitely going to spend a lot of time here! My aunt and her family live in the Detroit area too, and my childhood memories bring me nostalgically back to those places…I have been living in Italy for a long time now, but a big piece of my heart is still in the USA! Your gelato sandwiches are absolutely amazing…I adore gelato, and here in Italy, we have the best ice-cream in the world, so I guess I have no excuses…I absolutely must try you scrumptious recipe!
My very best, Mary
Hi Mary! I’m so glad you found me! Expats are always welcome around here 🙂 I STILL dream of the gelato from when I was in Italy a few years back. If you made these sandwiches with Italian gelato, you’ll probably just be in heaven!
Talenti is hands down my favorite gelato! I can do some serious damage on a container of that stuff…haha. It looks so tasty squished in between those cookies….yum!
I agree, Brandy. A tub of Talenti and a spoon is pretty much all I need most evenings. Thanks for stopping by!
Lori, this is SO amazing. I can’t stop staring at the photos. I always see ice cream sandwiches but to use gelato is genius. These are stunning.
Thanks so much, Kim! I think this was my first time ever having a sandwich made with gelato, and they were pretty dang good, if I do say so myself 😉
I loooooooove ice cream sandwiches and yours look perfect, Lori. The cookies look thick ‘n chewy, hearty enough to stand up to the ice cream inside. I’ve never had Talenti gelato but now I’m seriously craving some. Beautiful photos too!
Nancy! Hi hi hi! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m not sure if Talenti is available in your neck of the woods, but ahem, it IS available here in Detroit. And if you came to visit, I’d have the freezer stocked. Juuuuuust sayin’. I hope you’re doing awesome, and enjoying life!
We just finished off their Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel last night. Big fan! These look absolutely wonderful!
It’s so hard to resist Talenti. I love the Vanilla Bean too, Lori!
Talenti gelato is the BEST! I’ve never tried this one but their salted caramel is amazing! I can’t wait to make these gelato sandwiches!
Yessss salted caramel! I love that one. There’s also a blood orange sorbet that I see at the store occasionally that is basically my best friend.
OMG. I am definitely making these at some point but probably will be lazy and just buy cookies. lol.
….and I may not be the one EATING them since I don’t do well with dairy, but I’ll definitely have a bite or two 🙂 they look awesome.
Oh, definitely feel free to get lazy and buy some cookies at Western Market or something 😉
I absolutely love Talenti gelato! These ice cream sandwiches look fabulous.