Monday, August 9, 2010

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like nutella and you like chocolate chip cookies, you should definitely make these. They are sweet, chewy, fudgy, absolutely delicious.

My favorite part of all is that they stay fudgy and chewy, even the next day. For the past few months I’ve been trying out various popular chocolate chip cookie recipes. Some have required quite a few extra steps such as refrigerating, using bread flour, etc. Many have promised to be chewy, but end up being cakey the day after they are baked.

These tasted just as good the next day. And the recipe was easy and simple.  I found the recipe from JustJenn.

I only wish I had attempted this recipe sooner. This is definitely going on my favorites list.

It’s interesting that these look like regular chocolate chip cookies. When I mixed the nutella in the dough, it turned the dough a dark brown. I thought the cookies would come out darker than regular chocolate chip cookies, but they are still pretty light. When you bite into the cookies, you can see the layer of nutella in the middle.

I made my cookies fairly big because I like them that way. I followed the recipe, but with a couple of changes to suit my tastes.  For JustJenn’s original recipe, go here.

This is the recipe I used:

Nutella chocolate chip cookies (adapted from JustJenn)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup Nutella
1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl.

3. In a separate bowl cream the butter,  sugar and the brown sugar using an electric mixer. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined.

4. Add in the flour mixture on low speed until combined. Then add in the nutella and mix until Nutella is incorporated.

5. Using a large spoon, mix in the chocolate chips.

6. Scoop large tablespoons of dough and drop onto baking sheets. I usually shape my dough balls so that they are smooth and flatten them a little, to make the cookies bake prettier.

7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.  Remove cookies from try and let them cool on wire racks.


38 Responses to “Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    COZY KITCHEN BY THE SEA — August 9, 2010 @ 3:45 am

    these look amazing…….

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    Jamieanne — August 9, 2010 @ 2:28 pm

    They almost look like regular chocolate chip cookies – it’s funny how the dark Nutella doesn’t color them darker! I love anything with Nutella in it, so I’ve got these on my to-bake list!

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    The Cilantropist — August 9, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    Ahh… You are killing me here! It is summer and I am doing my best to be healthy, and then I see these. How can I resist? ;)

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    Kirbie — August 10, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    They taste pretty amazing =)

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    Kirbie — August 10, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

    I was surprised too. When I mixed the dough, the dough definitely looked like chocolate dough. But then I baked them and they came out normal chocolate chip color. I really like these. You can taste the nutella in the cookie.

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    Kirbie — August 10, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Haha. I’ve pretty much given up on trying to eat healthy in the summer since I started food blogging. There’s too much pretty food pics out there!

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    Pam @ best Cookware guide — August 10, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    I have not made anything with Nutella yet but I love chocolate chips cookies so I think I am going to try it! Love sweet things.

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    lucy — August 11, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    Yummy, does the dough need to be refrigerated at all?

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    Kirbie — August 11, 2010 @ 2:19 pm

    It’s not much different than making regular choc chip cookies and they taste great. Sometimes nutella gets lost in a recipe, but I think this one you can definitely taste the nutella.

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    Kirbie — August 11, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    Nope! I was worried about that too since a lot of recipes require refrigeration, but not this one. And the cookies still come out great!

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    Amber — September 21, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

    I made a double batch today and they came out all flat (not nice a poofy like yours) I am not sure where I went wrong. I also didnt taste and nutella, they were still good just taste like a really sweet chocolate chip cookie

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    Kirbie — September 22, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    Hm, perhaps you might want to reduce the amount of white sugar so that the nutella comes through more? I just made these cookies again and thought they were a tad too sweet and I didn’t taste the nutella as much as the first time. You may also might want to not completely mix the nutella into the dough. So only mix it partway, so that there will be nutella swirls in your cookie dough.
    As for poofiness, I’ve seen other people with problems of flat cookies; it’s something that hasn’t happened to me. One problem could be that you are baking the cookies before the oven is completely preheated, causing the cookie dough to begin to flatten and slide.
    If you take a look at this post, this is not the same recipe, but the blogger made a recipe where her cookies came out flat (I made the same recipe and I had poofy cookies) On the comments section many people commented on possible reasons for the flat cookies. perhaps this may help.

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    Amanda @ — October 12, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    Nutella is a staple item in our pantry. It will be nice to try these and branch out from the usual glob of Nutella on a spoon.

    I am quite surprised at how light they turned out. I may make two batches. One swirl and one mixed. I just love a good baking experiment! Thanks!


    You may want to try a baking powder instead of soda or a mixture of both. Chilling the dough helps as well. You should be able to get fluffier cookies using these tips.


    • claribelle replied: — October 13th, 2010 @ 8:08 am

      I think you’ll really enjoy these! It’s been really popular in my house and it’s been a big hit on my blog.

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    caninecologne — December 12, 2010 @ 11:26 pm

    hi kirbie – fyi – i just did “justjenn’s” version earlier today w/tc. the first batch came out really well! nice and crackly on top. the other batch i mixed the nutella into the dough more and it came out kind of dark. didn’t like the appearance as much but they still taste good!this was the “test” run. i plan to make more this week for an upcoming cookie party as well as for the co-workers. i will try your version the next time. this is such a great use of Nutella! love it!

    • Kirbie replied: — December 13th, 2010 @ 2:08 am

      Glad they came out well for you! I’m sure your coworkers will love it when you make it for them.

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    Sara — February 5, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I haven’t made these (yet!) but people may be getting flat cookies because the recipe above says to melt the butter. Normally when butter is creamed with sugar it is softened but not melted. Hope this helps!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 7th, 2011 @ 11:15 am

      I’ve melted the butter the last few times I made these and didn’t have any problems with the cookies being too flat. So I think either one should work fine.

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    Amarentia — April 3, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    Hi Kirbie,

    Thanks for the recipe! The first two sheets are just out of the oven. They look amazing, as if bought in a store. And the smell: great.

    Thank you for posting this recipe.


    • Kirbie replied: — April 3rd, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

      So glad you enjoy them! I make these cookies so often now. One of my favorite cookies =)

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    Natasha — November 10, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    Thank you so much for the delicious recipe. My husband LOVES Nutella so I just whipped up a batch for him today. We both give these yummy cookies two thumbs up. :)

    • Kirbie replied: — November 10th, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

      So glad you liked them!

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    sam — December 15, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

    OMG these were absolutely delicious! i dont think there is any way to mess them up either. i doubled the nutella and added more chocolate chips. i split dough in half. to the second half i added a package of hot cocoa powder, they looked like bakery style cookies. amazing!!! you cant go wrong w/ more chocolate can u? please dont hesitate to make these. u wont be sorry.

    • Kirbie replied: — December 16th, 2011 @ 9:25 am

      Wow, so glad they worked for you especially with all the variations you added! I’ll have to try playing around with it as well. Thanks for the positive review!

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    syifani — September 3, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    I tried this recipe twice, and both failed miserably. Let me assure you that I’m an experienced baker and have followed this recipe to the ‘t’, but still end up with cookies that are nowhere near chewy. They honestly tasted like cardboard. I even threw it all out because I knew nobody in my home would like it, since I myself don’t. Thanks for shering, but my go-to cookie recipe will still be the award winning cookie recipe from allrecipes. I’ll add nutella to that. I’m sure it’ll be mind blowing, unlike this one. Sorry.

    • Kirbie replied: — September 4th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      Sorry yours has not come out. I’ve made this about a dozen times and it’s been fine every time because the Nutella keeps the cookies fudgy and chewy.

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    Joey — February 9, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

    May I know what type of sugar is it? The one that is stated in the ingredients list! Icing, granulated or ?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 9th, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

      granulated. all recipes i have that don’t specify, refer to regular granulated

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