Nutella Shortbread Brownies

An über decadent and delicious recipe from the wonderful cookbook, A Yellow Table. This recipe will not disappoint anyone! The entire cookbook is filled with fabulous menus and recipes!
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Shortbread
2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. light brown sugar
1/2 t. sea salt
3/4 c. salted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
Brownies
1 c. unsalted butter
8 oz. good quality bittersweet (I used Guittard) coarsely chopped
1 c. sugar
4 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. Nutella
3/4 c. all p flour
1/2 t. fine sea salt
1/2 c. whole roasted hazelnuts, skins removed (check out the Youtube video-it really works!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, brown sugar and salt-pulse to combine. Add butter cubes and pulse until butter is pea size lumps. Sprinkle mixture into a 9″ by 13″ baking pan and use your hands to press evenly into pan. Bake until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool.
Cut when cool, dipping knife into hot water in between cuts. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze.

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