Macadamia Shortbread Sandwiches

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Macadamia Shortbread Sandwiches
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35 min.
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½ cup Macadamia Nuts
1 ½ cups unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Almond extract
2 tsps water
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup Nutella
¼ cup Apricot Jam
¼ cup Macadamia Nuts (chopped)
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Preparation steps

Preheat the oven to 350 degree. Scatter the nuts in a small cookie sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Allow the nuts to cool. Place them in a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
Meanwhile, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter and sugar on low just until they are combined. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, and water. In another bowl, sift together the flour and salt. Add the flour to the butter mixture slowly on low. Once all of the flour is combined, add the nuts and mix until the dough comes together. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Once the dough is chilled, split it in half and roll out one half at a time to a 1/4 inch (no thicker). Cut out circles with a fluted medium sized cookie cutter. Place on a cookie sheet and chill the cookies for 15 minutes before baking. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
Once the cookies are out of the oven, allow them time to cool. Spread Nutella on to the inside of one cookie and place another on top to make a sandwich. Spread apricot jam on the tops of the cookies and sprinkle with chopped macadamias.