I really liked the chewy Nutella chocolate chip cookies I made last month. I had a huge craving for them recently, but rather than make the same ones, I decided to play around with the recipe a little.

When I put chocolate chips in the batter, it makes the cookies thin and uneven from the chips. But remove the chips are you are left with these perfectly flat, round cookies. I love how these look and I love the soft and chewy texture.

I think I like these even better without the chocolate chips. The middle of these cookies take a while to bake. And the cookies are puffy when you first remove them from the oven. But once they cool down, they flatten into the perfect round discs and have a crackly surface.

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Nutella Cookies


½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup minus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
½ cup minus 2 tbsp light brown sugar
½ cup Nutella
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt


1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cream butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and Nutella.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add into the wet mixture until just combined.
4. Drop the dough by large tablespoons onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart, and bake for about 8 minutes. Cookies are done when the middle section looks cooked. Cookies will be puffy and will sinks down when cooled and create crackly surface.

Recipe found on Lovin' From the Oven



49 Responses to “Nutella Cookies”

  1. Kay — February 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I love recipes where I already have everything at home :o) This looks great!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 16th, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

      Me too =)

  2. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen — February 16, 2012 at 11:52 am

    MMM I love ANYTHING NUTELLA! I have to make these :D

    • Kirbie replied: — February 16th, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

      I hope you like them as much as I did!

  3. Tim @ Chicken and Apples — February 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Now I hear the jar of Nutella on top of my refrigerator calling to me. These sound amazing.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 9:23 am

      My jar of Nutella is always calling out to me. =)

  4. Say Say — February 17, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Lovely! Do you know about how many cookies one batch makes?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 17th, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

      I think it’s around 2 dozen, maybe a few under, depending on the size you make them

  5. Summer — February 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I am going to try making these today, they look so yummy!

    I was wondering if you could really taste the nutella in these cookies? I’m making them for a friend who is a “nutellaholic” and she wants a strong nutella-y flavor.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 24th, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

      Hi Summer- I think you can definitely taste that these cookies have some Nutella in them but it’s not a super strong nutella taste. I’ve had problems getting that super strong Nutella taste in cookies and cakes. The best one with the strong Nutella flavor are ones that have almost no other ingredients, but those cookies suffer in other ways in terms of texture, flavor. I was pretty happy with these but maybe if your friend doesn’t love it you can try another one of my Nutella cookie recipes. I have quite a few.

  6. Sandra — March 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    do you have to add granulated sugar because i dont have any thanks

    • Kirbie replied: — March 29th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      What sort of sugar do you have? You may be able to substitute but the amount needed would be different.

  7. Lexi — April 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I just made these cookies today for my husband (and myself of course) who is a Nutella-aholic. We love them. The only problem with them is that there were too few of them! Thank you very much for posting this recipe.

    • Kirbie replied: — April 23rd, 2012 @ 8:47 am

      So glad to hear you both enjoyed them! You can always double the batch for next time. =)

  8. Ella — May 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t wait to use this recipe…. They look amazing but will they turn out like the ones in the picture and how big would be a good size

    • Kirbie replied: — May 7th, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

      I don’t see why they wouldn’t come out like the picture because that is how mine came out. I would say each dough ball should be about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.

  9. jeannine — May 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

    what do you mean by 1 half cup of butter? do you mean half of the stick?

    • Kirbie replied: — May 9th, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

      No. The butter show measurements, including in cups. 1/2 cup is 1 stick of butter. I don’t like to use sticks for measurement since I don’t know what it is in other countries.

  10. Carley — May 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Made these last night and they were super soft, chewy, and delicious! My mother doesn’t like Nutella but she LOVED these cookies! Will definitely make more often!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 16th, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      Oh that’s so great to hear!

  11. Emily — May 17, 2012 at 1:18 am

    By “Then add into the wet mixture until just combined.” Do you mean stir or not to stir? I would think you would stir it all together, but it says add until “just combined”. I would be most thankful if you could shed some light as to what you mean. Thanks in advance. :) Looking forward to making these cookies, they sound yummy!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 17th, 2012 @ 10:45 am

      Well the recipe is using a mixer. So you are supposed to mix/beat the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. What I mean by just combined, is that you don’t want to over mix. You just mix until the ingredients are all incorporated together into a smooth dough and then you stop.

  12. Mia — May 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    is it fine if no brown sugar added ? thank you. I really want to try this out since I was a nutellahollic

    • Kirbie replied: — May 28th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

      The brown sugar helps with the chewy texture and also adds something to the flavor.

  13. Krista — June 2, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    OK…Have to tell you that this was the first time I had had Nutella (or anyone in my family). I know…I know…this is hard to believe. I must tell you that we (2 adults and 2 7 year old girls) consumed the entire batch in a few hours! And I already had a request to make them again tomorrow! Thanks for the introduction to the product and the great recipe.

    • Kirbie replied: — June 4th, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

      Welcome to the wonderful world of Nutella!

  14. qi — July 1, 2012 at 4:20 am

    May i please ask, will it be fine if i replace the “light brown sugar” with “dark brown sugar”?
    i don’t have light brown sugar :/

    • Kirbie replied: — July 1st, 2012 @ 9:47 am

      Yes that should be fine, though your cookies will be a little darker and have a bit stronger taste.

  15. Sara — July 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

    My first batch is baking in the oven and the cookies smell *devine*. I am sure they will not last long because my husband will eat Nutella straight out of the jar!

    Qi- for future reference, you can substitute light brown sugar with 1 part dark brown and 1 part white sugar (in this case, a bit less than 1/4 cup each). Brown sugar is simply white sugar soaked in molasses. The darker the sugar, the more molasses it contains. Of course, molasses is a by-product of refined sugarcane… so it’s all sugar!

    Thanks for this great recipe (and I love your blog).

    • Kirbie replied: — July 24th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

      Yay! Happy to hear they smell delicious. Hope you love them!

  16. Lena — July 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Thank u so much for this simple and easy recipe!!! I made 3 batches of this recipe and it make over 50 cookies i lost count, but it disappeared in one minute after taking them out of the oven!!! Lol it was very freakin good tho and everybody loveedddd them!!! :)

    • Kirbie replied: — July 25th, 2012 @ 9:13 am

      I’m so happy to hear that!

  17. qi — July 25, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Thank you Kirbie and Thank you Sara for your replies with advice. ^^

    May God bless you both! :)

  18. Leah — August 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    High attitude adjustment??

    • Kirbie replied: — August 3rd, 2012 @ 8:38 am

      Sorry I’ve actually not had to bake in high altitude before so I really don’t know what changes need to be made. maybe someone else can comment.

  19. syana — August 13, 2012 at 2:02 am

    gonna try this tomorrow! hopefully my cousin and bf will like it as they lovee nutella soo much.
    i just wanna ask if I need to flatten the cookie in the middle of baking? coz i know some cookie need those flattening process to get some chewiness..

    • Kirbie replied: — August 13th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

      Nope, these cookies actually flatten by themselves. They are puffy when they first come out of the oven but after they cool they get really flat.

  20. Ika — August 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Hi, what type of flour did you use?

    • Kirbie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 8:30 am

      All purpose

  21. Jenny — September 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    love this recipe!! made it soooo many times already and love the chewiness! thank u~~

    • Kirbie replied: — September 7th, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

      Thank you for the kind comment. It definitely negates random mean negative comments people feel the need to leave sometimes.

  22. luke — July 3, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    In the other nutella cookies there was 1 cup of nutella, in these there is only 1/2 cup. Does that mean that they will be less chocolaty? Do you think it would mess up the recipe if I put a whole cup of nutella? I love nutella!!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 4th, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

      It’s a diff recipe. You can’t put too much Nutella in this one otherwise the cookie dough won’t come together. The nutella flavor is very light on this one, it is more that the Nutella makes the cookies chewy. If you want something with a more intense Nutella, I recommend this one http://kirbiecravings.com/2013/01/easiest-nutella-cookies.html

  23. NUR — August 19, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hi! We tried your cookies recipe yesterday with my lil brother. He’s 7 years old and he loved them:) He thinks they look just like the ones he saw in the cartoons. We usually make our traditional type of biscuits. Thank you very much^^
    I think they are a sugary too much, I guess that’s because the palate difference:)
    I’d be really happy if you can suggest a recipe which is fun to make together with my borther:)
    Loves from ?stanbul=)

  24. Marina — September 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Hi, i was wondering if 350 F oven would be like minimum or medium because I’m from Argentina and my oven doesn’t have degrees.
    I’m really looking forward to bakins this cookies and many other recipes I’ve read here.
    Thanks in advance!

    • Kirbie replied: — September 29th, 2014 @ 9:16 pm

      I’m really not sure how to set your oven without any degrees. Baking is very dependent on an exact temperature and even something a few degrees off can cause the cookies not to cook correctly.

  25. Carol Weber — April 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I’m confused by the sugar amounts. Do you really mean 1/2 cup but then remove 2 tbsp.??

    • Kirbie replied: — April 26th, 2015 @ 3:56 pm

      yes that is exactly what i meant

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