I’ve made many, many Nutella cookie variations and here is my latest one: Soft Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I took my favorite soft chocolate chip cookie recipe and adapted it to incorporate Nutella. The cookies came out soft and slightly fudgy. The cookies are really good, though the Nutella flavor is really light. The Nutella causes the middle of the cookies to have a little fudginess. They also stay soft for a really long time thanks to the pudding mix.

I’d make these again, though I might swirl some Nutella directly into the dough next time for  a more intense Nutella flavor.

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Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (3.4 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy and fluffy.
3. Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Beat in the eggs, Nutella and vanilla.
4. Mix in the flour mixture at low speed. Stir in the chocolate chips, until fully incorporated into the dough.
5. Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silpat mats, spacing dough balls about 2 inches apart..
6. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets before removing.


10 Responses to “Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies”

  1. The Duo Dishes — September 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Sometimes it’s just one word in a recipe that draws you in for more. It was nutella this time. This is just the cookie for the holidays!

    • Kirbie replied: — September 17th, 2012 @ 12:29 am

      The word “nutella” always draws me. =)

  2. what katie's baking — September 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    ohhh these do look good, but i agree that swirling nutella directly into the dough would be a yummy take on these!

    • Kirbie replied: — September 18th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      I agree. Nutella flavor often gets lost in baked goods.So swirling more in always helps =)

  3. Mati — September 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    What can I replace by 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix?
    I’m French and i live in Germany. I think I do not have this product in supermarkets at home.
    Thank u…
    Nice picture ^^

    • Kirbie replied: — September 19th, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

      Someone previously commented on another one of my posts and said she was able to find a recipe/substitute for dry pudding mix. You might want to try googling and searching for substitute for dry pudding mix. Hope you find something! Someone else also told me that the recipe worked even without the pudding mix, but I haven’t yet tried that.

  4. Tiffany — October 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

    These are awesome, my kids love them! I did run into a problem. I followed the recipe exactly but I had cake mix looking “dough”, I went ahead and tried to bake them and they were flat and burnt lol. So I added 1 1/2 cups more flour and they were fine :). Thanks for all your recipes though, my daughter has CF AND is allergic to peanut butter. So I’m always trying your recipes for nutella so I can get some high calorie snacks into her!:)

    • Kirbie replied: — October 30th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

      Hmm, not sure why you needed so much more flour, but I’m glad it worked after the adjustment

  5. mspatty — August 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Omg these are awesome. My daughter and I forgot the pudding mix and chocolate chips but they came out great!!!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 11th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      I’m glad it turned out well!

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