This Easy Nutella Cookies Recipe is simply the best. These Chewy Nutella cookies are stuffed with Nutella in the center for a yummy dessert!
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You won’t regret making these Chocolate Cookies filled with Nutella! These cookies are thick, chewy, and have the perfect light crunch when you bite into them.
Oh and did we mention they've got a gooey Nutella filling in the middle? These are the ultimate cookies for nutella lovers!
Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Made with only a few ingredients, you can whip up a dessert in less than an hour that everyone will love!
Why These are the Best Nutella Filled Cookies
I mean.. nutella stuffed cookies? What's not to love!
- Delicious - Have you tasted Nutella? It's beyond delicious!
- Everyone will love them - Need a dessert to pass, these will surely please everyone. They'll be asking for the recipe!
- Chocolate on Chocolate - You can never have too much chocolate, and these cookies fill that chocolate craving you've been having. You would also love our Brownie Cookies!
- Easy - Whipping up these cookies is quick and easy, even the kiddos can help!
Chewy Nutella Cookie Recipe Ingredients
To make this recipe you'll need:
- Unsalted butter
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
- Instant coffee
- White sugar
- Brown sugar
- White flour
- Baking Soda
How to make Nutella Cookies
Making Nutella cookies is easy!
- Using a tablespoon, place dollops of Nutella on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer as you prepare your dough.
- Melt butter in a saucepan. Once butter is melted, add your chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the milk, vanilla extract, instant coffee, and cocoa powder.
- In a large bowl, beat together white and brown sugar and eggs until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate mixture and beat until combined.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all purpose flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Add half of this to your chocolate mixture and beat until combined, then add the second half of your flour mixture.
- Remove your Nutella dollops from the freezer. Place scoops of dough on a cookie sheet, and use a spoon to create a bowl in the middle of the dough. Fold the cookie dough into balls over the Nutella ball and roll around in your hand to form a ball.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes then let them cool on a cooling rack.
Substitutions for Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Baking is a science so we don't recommend changing this recipe to much, but here are some substitutions we can offer.
Unsalted Butter: Butter is essential to this recipe. We haven't tried it with dairy free butter but it might work!
White Sugar: We don't recommend substituting white sugar unless you have to, but White sugar can be used interchangeably with brown sugar. You can add 1 teaspoon of molasses to white sugar to make brown sugar. Check out this post on Sugar Substitutes for Baking for other ideas.
Eggs: We don't recommend substituting eggs, but you can read this article on Egg Substitutions for Baking if you need to substitute. Try it at your own risk!
Milk: You can substitute milk with half and half, low fat milk or non dairy milk.
Vanilla Extract: Helps to add flavor, we don't recommend substituting.
Instant Coffee: For an even more intense flavor, try instant espresso.
Nutella: Considering these are Nutella cookies, it is not recommended to substitute this ingredient.
How to Store Nutella Filled Cookies
Storing: You can store these Nutella Cookies for up to 4-5days in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
Freezing: You can freeze this Nutella Cookie recipe for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Thaw completely at room temperature before enjoying.
Freezing Cookie Dough: You can freeze this cookie dough. Scoop into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet or use these cookie dough freezing trays.
Check out this post for How to Freeze Cookie Dough for tips on saving cookie dough for later.
Variations for This Nutella Cookies Recipe
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies: If you love peanut butter, swap nutella for peanut butter! A delicious chocolate cookie with gooey peanut butter inside! I haven't tried this recipe with other nut butters, but I'm sure it would work well!
Nutella Cookies FAQ
Yes! Nutella is a hazelnut spread. If this specific brand is not in your area using a store brand hazelnut spread will still offer the same delicious flavor.
The best way to harden Nutella is to put it in the freezer. You can scoop a little bit out and put it on a parchment-lined baking sheet to harden it.
Nutella is a sweet hazelnut chocolate spread. It's creamy and perfect for spreading on toast or baking with.
You can find nutella at almost any grocery store. It's usually in the section next to peanut butter and almond butter. You can also get nutella online.
American and European Nutella are supposedly the same, but many people say that they're different. Allegedly the European nutella has more nuts and is less sweet. American nutella allegedly has more sugar.
Yes, you can make nutella cookies in advance! Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve them.
Tips for Nutella Stuffed Cookies
Freeze the Nutella First: Freezing the Nutella makes placing it in the center of the cookie much easier. It helps make the Nutella more solid, yet still moldable.
Freeze the Nutella for 30-40 minutes to keep it moldable. Freezing too long will cause the Nutella to freeze completely.
Make them smaller: If you would like small to medium-sized cookies, use a half tablespoon to scoop dollops of Nutella and use the same amount of dough you would use for a regular cookie.
Other Delicious Cookie Recipes
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Using a tablespoon or a cookie scoop, place dollops of Nutella on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer as you prepare your dough.
- Melt butter in a saucepan. Once butter is completely melted, add your chocolate chips and stir constantly until the chocolate is melted.
- Remove saucepan from heat and stir in the milk, vanilla, instant coffee, and cocoa powder.
- In a large bowl, beat together sugar and eggs until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
- Stir in the chocolate mixture and beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half of this to your chocolate mixture and beat until combined, then add the second half of your flour mixture.
- Remove your Nutella dollops from the freezer. Place scoops of dough on a cookie sheet and use a spoon to create a bowl in the middle of the dough. Fold the dough over the Nutella ball and roll around in your hand to form a ball, ensuring that the Nutella is fully covered by the dough. Allow dough balls plenty of room to spread as they cook.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before moving them to a cooling rack.
- Storage - These cookies will last about 5 days in an airtight container. However, with our other cookies, you can also store these in the freezer for months and through them in the microwave for about 30 seconds for a decadent treat.
- Make them smaller - If you would like small to medium-sized cookies, use a half tablespoon to scoop dollops of Nutella and use the same amount of dough you would use for a regular cookie.