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Nutella Stuffed Cookies

Nutella stuffed cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with delicious hazelnut spread! Learn how to make this recipe for dessert, Christmas cookie exchanges, or holiday gifting.

nutella stuffed cookies

The first time I went on a trip to Europe was in 1999. I was a college graduate with no cell phone and limited access to the internet, so my trip was based on a lot of Rick Steves’ books and tips from friends.

I didn’t make any hotel or hostel reservations before I went and I used prepaid calling cards to call back to the US – that’s how long ago this was.

When you’re about to go to Europe for the first time, you get a lot of advice from people (both solicited and unsolicited). There are two pieces of advice I remember to this day.

First, try Kinder Eggs. And second – you’ve got to try Nutella.

It’s hilarious to say this now, as both these products are available on Amazon as we speak. But back in the day, these were treasures you could only get if you knew someone to send them to you, you could afford insane online shipping for something you didn’t *truly* need, or you went to the source to get them yourself.

I was excited. And I’ll be honest, I was more excited about chocolate eggs and a hazelnut spread than seeing the Colosseum. That’s just who I am.

If you’re a Nutella fan, you’re going to love today’s recipe for Nutella stuffed cookies.

nutella chocolate chip cookies

Basically what you’re looking at, and hopefully what you’ve come here for, is a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with Nutella.

Yes, there is Nutella inside a brown sugar chocolate chip cookie in this recipe. And yes, you’re going to love it! These cookies are very special, very unique, and very delicious.

(don’t forget to check out our strawberry Nutella cupcakes!)

nutella filled cookies

Here’s what you’re going to need to make these:

  • 14 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + some for the top
  • 12 teaspoons of Nutella


  • Cold ingredients should be at room temperature (egg, butter) but don’t leave them out too long. You want the butter still slightly firm.
  • Don’t skip chilling the cookies before baking them. Sometimes it’s a drag to wait but it keeps the cookies from spreading and enhances the flavor.
  • Mix ingredients until just mixed. This means right when wet are combined with dry, stop. If you overmix the dough, you’ll end up with flatter, crispier cookies than you’d probably like.
  • swear by USA Pans. They are my absolutely favorite and cook baked items so evenly.
  • Check the cookies regularly through the baking process and go by how they look versus the time on the recipe. The edges should be golden brown when you pull them out.
easy cookies with nutella

These are best served warm, and I highly recommend vanilla ice cream! So delicious.

nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies

These would be delicious at a bake sale! Get the printable recipe for the best Nutella filled cookies below.

Yield: 12 cookies

Nutella Stuffed Cookies

nutella chocolate chip cookies

These Nutella chocolate chip cookies are a crowd pleaser! They're filled with delicious hazelnut spread.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes


  • 14 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + some for the top
  • 12 teaspoons of Nutella


  1. Line a small baking tray or plate with baking or parchment paper. Dollop 12 teaspoons of Nutella on the tray, ensuring they are an inch or two apart. Pop them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.Placing teaspoons of Nutella on a parchment paper covered tray
  2. With an electric hand mixer, whip room-temperature butter with both sugars for a few minutes. Make sure the butter isn’t warm or too soft.Whipping the sugars and butters together with an electric mixer
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla until just combined.Mixing the egg and vanilla into the creamed sugars
  4. Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together, then fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients using a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not overmix.sifting the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips until evenly combined.Adding chocolate chips to the nutella cookie batter
  6. Prepare two baking pans with parchment paper.Spreading-parchment-on-a-cookie-sheet
  7. Use a medium or large cookie scoop to add one scoop per cookie onto the baking pan. Press down with the bottom of the cookie scooper, making the center flat to place the Nutella. The diameter of the cookie dough should be bigger than the diameter of the frozen Nutella filling.
  8. Take one frozen Nutella filling and place it on top of the cookie dough. Take another scoop of cookie dough and gently but firmly seal the filling inside with the bottom piece of cookie dough, encasing it in the dough (forming a ball).Frozen piece of Nutella on top of cookie dough
  9. Continue with the rest of the dough and Nutella until you have your 12 filled cookies. Let them rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.Adding a scoop of dough to the top of the cookie
  10. Preheat the oven to 350° F while the cookies are resting. Then bake for about 15 - 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the oven to cool.nutella filled cookies

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

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Indya | The Small Adventurer

Tuesday 29th of August 2023

These photos have me drooling! As much as I love all kinds of cookies, nothing beats a good old choc chip cookie - and when it's stuffed with Nutella, how could it get any more delicious?! 😍😋


Saturday 2nd of September 2023

They are quite tasty, thank you!

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