This easy Nutella cookie cooks in under one minute. It’s soft and cakey and full of chocolate and Nutella flavor.

I needed this cookie today. Okay, maybe I didn’t need the three I actually inhaled. This is the problem with easy recipes.

It’s been a long, not-so-great day. I won’t bore you with the details. I just really want the weekend to be here.

I realized I haven’t made a microwave version of a Nutella cookie since my first attempt a few years back. I had originally planned to make one for the upcoming book, but I had so many Nutella recipes in there already, so I left it out.

This Nutella cookie came out soft and cakey. It tasted delicious, especially since it was still warm with melty chocolate chips on top. Next time I’ll work on a more firm version, but this really hit the spot.

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Microwave Nutella Cookie

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Cook Time: 50 seconds

Total Time: 4 minutes and 50 seconds


  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp whisked egg
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips



1.  Line a large plate with parchment paper (The parchment paper will keep the cookie from sticking. You need a large plate to keep the cookie stable and to let it spread as it will spread out quite a bit.) Melt butter in a small bowl or mug. Add in remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix with a whisk until batter is smooth.

2. Using a spatula, scrape cookie into a big lump into the middle of large plate lined with parchment paper. The dough will be wet and sticky so try to handle only with the spatula. Slightly shape the cookie dough so it is evenly spread and round. Drop chocolate chips on surface.

3. Cook for 50 seconds (don't cook for longer as it will overcook the cookie). Let cookie cool for a few minutes before eating.


40 Responses to “Microwave Nutella Cookie”

  1. Zara — July 10, 2014 at 2:28 am

    I am surely going to try this recipe at home today…. :)

    • Kirbie replied: — July 10th, 2014 @ 8:06 am


  2. Lana — July 10, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Wow i just love your easy and delicious recipes! I made a two ingredient nutella cake a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t believe how simple it was. and everybody loved it! i will be definitely trying this cookie recipe! Thank you!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 11th, 2014 @ 12:50 am

      yay! so glad you are enjoying my recipes. def give this one a try!

  3. Mia — July 13, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Just tried this recipe! It tastes really good and (as you said) cakey. Sadly, mine looks pretty ugly though unlike yours. Will be waiting for the firmer version (and will definitely try!).
    Thanks, Kirby!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 13th, 2014 @ 8:56 am

      glad you liked it! i am def working on a firmer version too. Hmm, as for the shape, I piled all my dough in the middle of a large round plate lined with parchment paper. when it cooked, it just spread out pretty evenly across the plate.

  4. Beth — July 13, 2014 at 10:11 am

    This looks PERFECT for chocolate emergencies! 

    • Kirbie replied: — July 13th, 2014 @ 11:10 pm


  5. valerie soltis — July 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    what are whisked eggs? Just an egg beaten?

    • Kirbie replied: — July 15th, 2014 @ 11:43 pm

      yes, you measure out 1 tbsp of an already whisked/beaten egg

  6. Jude — August 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    A good alternative to chocolate chips is spreading a bit of Nutella on top! Other than that this recipe is super yummy!!

    • Kirbie replied: — August 6th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      mm, sounds good!

  7. Connie — August 6, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    I tried this but it didn’t work out!! >:-(
    I don’t know what happened but I did everything but it went black and spattered all over the microwave! Can you please tell me what is wrong? I did everything right, I’m positive!
    Also, can you make a diet mug cake recipe? I’m trying to lose weight but I really can’t because I keep making your mug cakes. :(

    • Kirbie replied: — August 7th, 2014 @ 8:32 am

      hmmm i’m not quite sure. did you use parchment paper at the bottom and not waxed paper? i am just checking since a lot of people confuse the two. or perhaps you have a really super powerful microwave that just cooked the cookie too fast. perhaps you can try lowering the power setting on your microwave. did it splatter from the start or at the end? i’m not sure why it would turn black. i made this recipe several times and it’s never come close to splattering. and from the comments, several readers have also made the recipe with no issues.

      as for diet recipes, i have made several lower calorie recipes. my favorite is probably the 3 ingredient chocolate ice cream mug cake, which is less than 200 calories. I also recently made several more under 200 calorie ones but they are being reserved for my new book.

  8. Vicky — August 6, 2014 at 9:20 pm


    • Kirbie replied: — August 7th, 2014 @ 8:25 am

      love your enthusiasm!

  9. Ruby — October 7, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it so much! Definitely trying this recipe soon. Could you explain the whisked egg part? Do I just whisk some egg whites until they’re firm and measure it out to a tablespoon?

    • Kirbie replied: — October 7th, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

      No, it’s much easier than that! A whisked egg just means that the egg yolk and egg white are lightly mixed together like you’re making a scrambled egg, and then you use 1 tbsp of that.

  10. Sam — October 14, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Any subsitutes for eggs?

    • Kirbie replied: — October 14th, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

      No, sorry

  11. Chitra — November 3, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Hi , 
    I would love to try this recipe.Can u suggest me a replacement for egg ? 

    • Kirbie replied: — November 3rd, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

      sorry i would need to play around with the recipe first to figure out a suitable substitute.

  12. Althea — February 10, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I just made this a few mins ago… AWESOME!!! I made 2 things: Cookies and the same batter for some brownie. It was cakey and delish!!! I also heard that half a banana is a substitute for one egg. Try it. Thanks for the recipe!!!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 10th, 2015 @ 11:41 pm

      glad you like it. I also have a really good microwave Nutella brownie that is super chewy if you like those type of brownies.

  13. Diana — February 11, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I think I added too much butter because the cookie didn’t harden and I even tried blotting it before putting it in the microwave :( 

    But the more I microwaved it past 1 min, it started BUBBLING! I was so freaked out, I just took it out and ate it as dough… Hopefully, the flour cooked!

    • Kirbie replied: — February 11th, 2015 @ 9:51 am

      hmm yeah it sounds like you have too much liquid in your batter

  14. Neha — February 14, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Love it! How many cookies does each batch make?

    • Kirbie replied: — February 14th, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

      it’s a single cookie

  15. Oskar — March 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Fantastic recipe. We didn’t have any chocolate chips in the house so I used mini Smarties on one cookie (yum!) and put about a handful of raspberries on another (a winner among the four of us. Loving the sweet/sour conflict and the contrast between the warm cookie and the chilled berry.) Will definitely make this again.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 7th, 2015 @ 11:26 pm

      nice topping ideas!

  16. Sammy The Crafter — April 24, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Awesome! Sadly, I wasn’t paying enough attention and added a whole egg! Haha :D I used mint m&ms and they tasted awesome! Thanks for yet another wonderful recipe :)

    • Kirbie replied: — April 25th, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

      yikes, I imagine it’s more like a cake with a whole egg, but glad you still enjoyed!

  17. Eeee — May 1, 2015 at 1:25 am

    Do we have to cook it under a flame or microwave it ??

    • Kirbie replied: — May 1st, 2015 @ 7:31 am

      microwave. that is why it is called a microwave nutella cookie

  18. Eee — May 2, 2015 at 2:01 am

    Can we use a butter paper instead of parchment paper.!!. 

    • Kirbie replied: — May 2nd, 2015 @ 6:44 am

      i’m sorry, i dont know what butter paper is

  19. Bunnieluv — June 13, 2015 at 1:20 am

    This is a great recipe!! I added a sprinkle of toasted pecans and added half peanut butter chips and half chocolate chips and mixed together equal parts to equal a tablespoon of Nutella and Peanut Butter together.


    • Kirbie replied: — June 13th, 2015 @ 6:02 pm

      yum! sounds good!

  20. Kim — February 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Nice Recipe, I loved it!
    For ones who have wondered,
    yogurt can be substitute for egg(1:1 Ratio), and it taste equally yummy.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 7th, 2016 @ 10:37 pm

      thanks for sharing!

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