Have you ever made a recipe that comes out looking like crap but tastes really good? I had that experience with these cookies. After making flourless peanut butter cookies, I wondered if I could apply the same easy recipe with Nutella.

Well my first batch was a complete mess. Nutella spreads a lot more than peanut butter and the cookies all blended together into one giant sheet. They were an ugly mess. Yet addicting when I broke off a piece. The outside was super thin and crispy. The inside was chewy, almost like a hardened caramel. Not quite the texture of your average cookie. But they tasted really yummy.

So I set about trying to correct the recipe. I’m sure there is a way to make a good flourless Nutella cookie, but so far all the flourless cookie recipes I’ve come across require whipping egg whites and I wanted something easy. I also wanted to somehow preserve the intense Nutella flavor and not make the cookie doughy.

So I added a little tiny bit of flour at a time until I finally made a version where the cookies baked as round cookies rather than one melted mess.

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Nutella Cookie Crisps

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 20 mins


1 cup Nutella
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 large egg
6 tablespoons flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix everything except chocolate chips in medium bowl until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Batter will be sticky and wet. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop 1/2 tablespoon dough and place onto cookie sheet, space about 3 inches apart. Make sure to keep the cookie balls very small as they will spread a lot when baking.

2. Bake cookies about 9-10 minutes. Careful not to overbake or else cookies become more hard than chewy. Leave cookies on sheet to cool and set.


8 Responses to “Nutella Cookie Crisps”

  1. Ann P. — January 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside is my favorite texture for cookies!!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 13th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

      Me too! Though this isnt the traditional crispy and chewy cookie. It’s hard to describe. But I still like it.

  2. Cookie — January 13, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    YUM! I have 2 big jars of Nutella from Costco and can’t wait to make these!

    • Kirbie replied: — January 13th, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

      I hope you like them!

  3. Anna — January 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Most of my cookie recipes are the gooey types. The only one I have in my repertoire for crisp cookies is the all-time favorite oatmeal cookie crisps. It is high time I add another one to the recipe file…This is definitely it! I love Nutella! Thanks for the post.

    • Kirbie replied: — January 16th, 2012 @ 9:18 am

      I hope you enjoy these.

  4. Joanne — May 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    WOW! Made this recipe and let me tell you, the cookies were so amazing! Such an amazing hit and the children finished them very fast. Thank you for your post!!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 7th, 2012 @ 8:31 am

      I’m happy to hear that you and the kids enjoyed it. =)

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