De Laurentiis recently debuted a series of cooking demonstrations on her TikTok account. If you’re wondering how to make the perfect pasta or lemony sorbet like the Italian-born celebrity chef, now you know where to look. In one of her recent tutorials, the “Everyday Italian” host shows her fanbase how to make chocolate hazelnut sandwich cookies, known as baci di dama in Italy’s Piedmont region.
De Laurentiis begins her baking process by mixing butter and powdered sugar in a stand mixer, followed by egg, vanilla, salt, and two types of flour: all-purpose and almond (though she says hazelnut flour is another option). After rolling the dough into “little meatballs,” the Food Network star puts the cookies in the oven for 11 minutes. While they bake, De Laurentiis moves on to the filling, a combination of melted milk chocolate with what she refers to as “the original Nutella,” an artisanal chocolate hazelnut spread from another Italian brand. She spreads this mixture between two cookies to create sandwiches — but she gives another option for shortcut lovers to simply dip their cookies in the spread and enjoy. “Okay fine you’ve convinced me…I’m making them tomorrow,” one hungry user commented.