4 Ingredient Chewy Nutella Cookies

These chewy, brownie-like Nutella cookies are just four ingredients and made in one bowl!

I created yet another ridiculously easy Nutella cookie recipe this weekend and it may be my favorite one yet. They taste like Nutella brownies in a cookie form.

Here is a video I created to show just how easy these are!

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These cookies did not last long. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a bunch of kids in the house. With my brother and his girlfriend visiting, the cookies were gone the next day. I love how some of them have the crackly top just like brownies.

4 Ingredient Chewy Nutella Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup Nutella (using dry measuring cup rather than the one used for liquids)
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Stir with a large wooden spoon until smooth batter forms and there are no flour or egg streaks.
  3. For small-medium cookies, form small round balls, slightly less than 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You should have enough for 13 balls. (Or for medium sized cookies as seen in the video, use a 1.5 tbsp cookie scooper to scoop out balls. You should have enough for 10.) Place on baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Split between two baking sheets because the cookies do spread out. Place in oven and bake for about 10 minutes. (about 11 for the bigger cookies). Cookies will initially be puffy and will then thin out when cooling. Let cookies cool on sheet and set for about 10-15 minutes before removing and eating.

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177 comments on “4 Ingredient Chewy Nutella Cookies”

  1. My oldest son loves Nutella & soft cookies so these would be perfect for him. I’ll definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I can tell by the texture of these that they would be a huge hit with my sons. They love Nutella too, so this will be made here soon. Thanks!

  3. These look delicious! I have a great 4 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe. This seems like a great alternative when I’m craving chocolate. May try to turn them into mini cookies to make them a bit more Weight Watchers Friendly!!

    Thanks for the idea. Can’t wait to try them.

  4. What should the cookies look like when they are done? Should they look fairly moist?

    • No they should look cooked/dough shouldn’t look raw. basically they should look similar to the photos.

      • i just made my cookies and it did not spread out and 10 minutes seemed to be too short?? After 10 minutes it still was a little moist and raw…

      • Hmm that is strange. Is your baking powder fresh? If your cookies didn’t spread, that might be the reason why.

  5. When you say 1 cup Nutella, how much Nutella in grams should i use? 

    • I’m sorry I don’t know the conversion. I measured it out in US cup sizes and did not weigh it out. if you do a google search there might be some sites that provide the conversion

  6. These cookies came out exactly like they did in the photos! They’re essentially delicious nutella brownies in cookie form, just like you said. Chewy, slightly fudgy texture. :p I added chocolate chips as well. 
    Thanks for such an easy and great recipe!

  7. I made this recipe and it’s so good. So chewy and moist. I added semi sweet chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. Thanks for the recipe!! 

  8. I started a peanut butter cookie recipe and realized  I didn’t have any peanut butter so I found this recipe and made it except I had already put in brown sugar  so I doubled it except the nutella and just left the brown sugar in and added some vanilla extract as well. It still turned delicious and I will be definitely be making it the correct way soon. 

  9. hi! i made these delicious cookies yesterday and they came out cakey! i have no clue what im doing wrong. i have also been trying other recipes but they also come out ckay 🙁 any ideas? 

  10. First time making cookies at home and not in home ec room in high school. I didn’t use Nutella, but rather a stripy knock off version that’s more sweeter and less nuttier. Also I used two small eggs vs one large egg. The mixture seemed quite runny, I was unable to form balls out of the batter, so just using a teaspoon, I put them on a tray. I had them in the oven for about 15-20 minutes so they could become cooked properly though it was pretty flat.(The edges got a tad too crispy for my liking) so maybe 15 minutes would’ve been enough. Let’s just say they look nothing like the pictures sadly. 
    However the taste was there, very yummy, with a cold glass of milk, wonderful snack/dessert.

    • using a diff brand can be part of the issue, especially if the consistency of that brand was runnier. also 2 eggs is a lot more than 1 large, so that is probably part of why you had such a runny batter too.

  11. These are in the oven right now. I used almond flour. Can’t wait to see how they turn out! Thanks for the recipe! 

    • i’m definitely curious how it turns out with almond flour! i would worry it might be too much liquid, but let me know if it works

  12. Just made these – awesome! Thank you for posting. 🙂

  13. Just made ’em for my girlfriend she adored them 😀 thanks for the recipe 😀

  14. Am currently making my next batch of these biscuits after making them for the girls in my Personal Training class to enjoy post work out. They were a huge hit – with the grown ups & the kids. Love them (even our Trainer loved them & suggested that some of the flour be substituted with protein powder). Thanks for sharing this recipe! So easy – am planning to bake a batch for all play dates over the holidays too!

  15. Wow! Just made these and they are absolutely delicious! You made the recipe very simple by just including 4 ingredients; anyone can make them at any time. :-). My boyfriend loves them, as well. Thanks!

  16. Made these twice already and I’m obsessed! I was honestly doubtful at first but when they came out, I was surprised at how good they came out! Thank you for such a great recipe! 🙂 making for the family!

  17. Hi! I’m planning on baking these cookies, but I have one question. Would they still come out the same if I don’t have the baking powder? Thanks!

  18. I totally failed at making this despite it being so simple! My fault. Will try, try again til I get them right! 

  19. I’m making mine right now, it was quite runny while I was mixing it together so I wasn’t able to shape them. So I put them in the freezer for a while.. Hopefully it works

  20. Don’t use knock-off Nutella from Aldi. It tastes great, but it’s way too oily for these cookies.

    • I definitely recommend not using other brands because I’ve found that the consistencies are usually not the same and a lot of them are a lot runnier

  21. Hyee! 
    I am going to make these delicious cookies. 
    But i have one question. 
    I am from belgium and I don’t know how much “a cup” is..
    How many grams of flour and nutella do i need?
    Thanks 😉

  22. I just made these and they’re baking in the oven. Can’t wait, they smell sooo good, I don’t know how I never thought of nutella cookies before! such a good idea.

  23. Just in cooking as I type, they smell gooooooooooooooood, can’t wait for the kids to try them when they get home from school, (if they last that long)  😉

  24. Hi! I was confised on why mine stayed in balls even after 10 minutes?

  25. Hey do you think that they will still taste good the next day? If yes, how should I store them?

  26. Hi! I’m going to make these for the holidays, and I was wondering if I can get away with use flour instead of baking powder. Also, I don’t own large eggs, so can I use one egg and half of an egg? Would that make a large? If not I can just buy some. One more thing (Sorry if I talk too much lol) I’ve read in these comments that it gets a little runny,how can I avoid that? Much appreciated! 

    • I recommend using the baking powder. it makes the cookies more chewy and it is also what keeps the cookies from getting runny. 1 1/2 eggs is going to be way too much. Are you using medium eggs? You might be able to get away with one, but you might need slightly more (about 1/4 tbsp)

  27. I made these with my 3 and half year old daughter about half an hour ago- I think there are two left we saved for daddy!! So delicious especially when still warm!!! So easy to make!!! I’ve already passed the recipe along to a few friends!!! 

  28. Can the all purpose flour and baking powder be replaced by self-raising flour, or will it stuff it up?

  29. They worked out perfectly. Thank you.

  30. I just got done making these. The original recipe tasted OK but when cooled were very hard. I think it was the baking powder. I added chocolate chip and some milk to the batter. It made them fluffy not chewy buy ended it up being really good. I can’t wait to share these with my neighbors.

    • Hmm, perhaps they were slightly overbaked or not enough Nutella in the original? These usually stay chewy and moist for days. I’m glad you got it to work out though.

  31. These came out fabulously delish! I’m expecting and was craving gooey brownies after dinner tonight. All I had was nutella. So I googled nutella cookie recipes and this popped up! The plate was screaming “step away from the cookies…step away from the cookies”! So good! Awesome recipe!! Super easy!!!

  32. I’ve made these plenty of times and they always turn out perf! although my friend has an egg allergy and I was wondering if that could be substituted? Thanks (:

  33. My daughter who has a peanut allergy has requested Nutella cookies to be made at our annual family Cookie Day.  She adores Nutella and it is a go to spread for her when someone else would be getting a PB&J.  

    This recipe reminds me of a peanut butter cookie recipe where you have an additional step of rolling the balls in sugar before baking them.  I’m thinking I’ll try the sugar roll on these, too… Any recommendations on that?

  34. maybe I missed it, but how many does this recipe make?

  35. Hi Kirbie! My name is Vanessa and I run the blog Cafe Craftea. I tried out your recipe the other day and it came out awesome! Would it be okay with you if I do a blog post using your recipe? I’ll definitely credit + link to your site. Thanks & looking forward to hearing from you!

    Vanessa
    https://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

    • Please do not publish the recipe on your post. I don’t mind you sharing, but please link to my original post for the recipe as this is something that took me a long time to create. thank you

  36. Needed a a little milk to mix everything together but they came out great. Nice and easy to make in a short amount of time.

  37. Thank you for sharing this AMAZING recipe. So easy yet perfection! I added dark chocolate Hershey kisses and cookies and cream Hershey’s kisses on top, too, like a PB kiss. Will definitely make these again!

    Do they freeze well?

    • so glad you like it! i have not tried freezing them, but they do last pretty long at room temperature if you put them into airtight container

  38. I just tried to make these and it did not turn out well at all. I wasted 3 tubs of Nutella before finally giving up. The main issue I had was the bottom of the cookies would become too hard (or burned) and the top too moist. I varied the baking time, ball size of dough, and different pans (nonstick pan vs. glass). 3.5 hours later, I decided I was done.

    • As you can see by the comments, this recipe works. I’m not quite sure why it isn’t working for you. You mentioned you changed pans, but what are you lining your pans with? perhaps that is what is causing it to cook too quickly from the bottom. Also where in the oven are you putting your cookie sheet? if you put it in the bottom half of the oven, the bottom might cook too quickly. I always try to bake my cookies in the top half of the oven. Finally, are you making sure to use the dry measuring cups for the measurements rather than the liquid measuring ?cups?

  39. As someone who has little experience baking, I must say thank you for this recipe!  Super easy to follow and even easier to bake.  They turned out perfect, despite my lack of proper baking utensils (I used an actual teaspoon from my cutlery set among other stand-ins) and baking experience.  They are almost all gone thanks to my boyfriend’s excitement that I actually baked something.   

  40. I am making these right now and I have some comments to add that might help others. I doubled the recipe since I’m making them to give away so here is my input:
    *A cup of Nutella is almost a full jar, so if you are doubling the recipe, get two jars or one big one.
    *I only had large eggs, not the extra large. Since these are smaller and therefore less liquid for the batter, I omitted the additional tablespoons of flour.
    *Once mixed, the batter was what I’d consider on the dry side. Picture chocolate ice cream, that’s how it looks.
    *If you use a tablespoon cookie scoop, this will yield far more cookies. A double batch is making me 4 dozen

    I hope this helps those who are looking to make these. The cookies are quite yummy and chewy, and they hold together well. I will make them again, but only when Nutella goes on sale!!

    • thank you for adding your comments. Though, in terms of measuring the Nutella, you’ll have to keep in mind that Nutella jars come in several sizes..I have 3 different sizes currently in my cupboard. Also, if you are using a large egg only, you can still make the recipe as is, no need to omit the 1 tbsp flour. The volume is close enough and I’ve done it successfully with large eggs. Also if you are going to use a tablespoon scoop, you’ll need to reduce baking time too..

  41. Sorry, I thought I had typed a 13oz jar. But yes, for the baking time I started with 8 minutes and then checked the cookies. I have a gas oven and they were perfect with about 9 minutes of baking. Everyone will have different results with timing based on ovens and elevations, so it’s good to start on the low end no matter what and watch from there.

  42. Can you freeze these after they are baked? 

  43. These are absolutely yummy. I didn’t think they would taste this great! Super simple to make too. Just wondering if they can be frozen afterwards.  Hoping yo send some off to university with my bro so he can enjoy them whenever he wants 🙂

  44. These cookies were amazing! Mine came out a bit oily, but I think that’s because I used some old Nutella. It’s all good though because they’re still delicious. Thanks!

  45. Made my first batch during Christmas, such a hit! My boyfriend who doesn’t usually like sweets loved the texture and taste.Will def make these again!

  46. Hi, it’s me again haha 🙂 may I know what will happen if I don’t out the baking powder? 

  47. Just made these! I used too eggs instead of one and it turned out cakey, alas! Will try again with only one egg and a different brand of baking powder. Thanks for the recipe!

  48. Great cookies! ! The only thing I did different was use gloves to mix the batter because it was too hard to mix with a spoon. They came out perfect.  Thank you for the recipe

  49. Thank you, Now my wife thinks I am a good baker! So delicious and so simple to make! I usually mess things up the 1st time. Thanks for publishing such a great easy to follow recipie! 

  50. I forgot the baking powder. Will try it again. Sorry.

    • baking powder makes a difference! also if your nutella is old and dry that is also an issue..and it sounds like your Nutella is stiff and old. you might be able to bring it back to life by warming the Nutella in the microwave first.

  51. I just made a batch of these and they were so yummy! I love the simplicity of the recipe.  Thanks for sharing! 

  52. They do taste like a brownie but less sweet, however I found that they are really greasy. The raw dough was super oily and the cooked cookie had a greasy feel to it when I ate it. Did I not use enough flour or something?

    • you might need a little more flour. also how was your nutella? sometimes the oils form on top after it’s been used. you’d want to remove that before scooping our your Nutella.

  53. The dough does not hold together to form balls.. What should I add to make it pliable and can make shapes? Should I refriate it or add extra flour?

    • is your dough too dry? is that why it’s not forming balls? it sounds like maybe you need to add more nutella.

  54. I don’t have cooking sheets, which would be better? A glass pan, metal pan, or foil paper?

  55. Hi, thx for e recipe, it tasted delicious n it’s my first time baking cookies in my life! However, I use self raising flour instead of e all purpose flour n also added the baking powder. E cookies I had was rather flat n not so fluffy (still delicious, jus looked a little ugly).. Is it cuz of e additional baking powder causing e effect? Also, e texture is a little too chewy, how do I reduce that? Thx a lot!

    • if you are using self rising flour, don’t add baking powder. It def will affect the outcome. I suggest you try again without the additional baking powder and this time it should work out better

  56. I just made these! they look really good and just like the picture I can’t wait to try them! I have been waiting for some super easy delicious cookies to nom on!

  57. What a talent you have!! They are so yummy!!!keep u the good work! Thank you

  58. I just want to say that i was reluctant to try this recipe, cause usually simple recipes freak me out. But i tried this one. And these cookies are AMAZING!!!!!! They took 20 min start to finish and tasted like a chewy gooey nutella heaven. Love them!!

    • I know what you mean–sometimes recipes with just a few ingredients can be the least forgiving if you don’t follow everything to the T. But I’m so glad these worked out for you and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment =)

  59. This would be a great gluten free recipe if you could substitute rice flour,nut flour etc.  Have you ever tried that!

  60. So, I made these yesterday & I don’t think they turned out right. First off the batter was way too runny to form balls so I had to add extra flour to get the right consistancy to be able to do that. Second they turned out very cakey & lacking in flavor, probably because if the extra flour. I used only 1 xl egg & my baking powder is new so I don’t know what the problem could have been.

    • well the batter shouldn’t be runny. so that seems to be the issue. are you sure you added the right amount of Nutella? And did you Nutella have oil forming at the top? If so, you need to stir those oils back in before you scoop it out.

  61. I made this for my family because I had a craving for something sweet. Everyone enjoyed them! My mom suggested rolling the balls in organic sugar before I popped them in the oven and it gave them a nice little crunch on the outside, but still amazingly chewy on the inside! Love how simple this is and will definitely bake them again:) Thanks! 

  62. Thank you for posting this delicious recipe. I added some roughly chopped pecans and plain m&m’s to the batter and it was phenomenal! I used them the next evening with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle to make the most most decadent ice cream sandwiches. Be blessed, stay blessed, and cheers!

  63. I’ve got a batch in the oven right now…

    Followed the recipe exactly- fresh ingredients, stirred Nutella, large egg etc. The cookie dough is a nice consistency for forming the balls but it is definitely oily. Now that being said brownie batter is oily so the true test will be once these babies come out of the oven and have cooled. They do smell delish!! I’ll update once done and tasted!!!

  64. Your recipe is amazing! I always get tons of compliments when I make it

  65. Will nonstick spray work instead of parchment paper? The country I live in doesn’t have parchment paper – but thankfully they do have nutella!

    • I haven’t tried these cookies with non-cook spray. In general, I found cookies bake best with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Do you have a silicone mat? My other concern with non-stick spray is that the cookie dough is already pretty oily, so if you spray more oil, it might make these cookies too greasy

  66. hey! I really dont know how to differentiate a medium or an extra larged egg cause in my country we usually buy this same particular egg size. Around how many inches/cm is a medium one? I think mine’s a medium sized. So how many eggs should I use to substitute an extra larged sized? Oh and, is the baking paper really important? Sorry, Im lack in baking and cooking experience! 

  67. Hi! This recipie looks perfect and I really want to try it! The only problem is, I’m living in Chile right now and I don’t have access to the right measuring equipment. How would you suggest I do the conversions?? Also, what should I set the oven at, because everything here is in Celsius. Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂

    • Hi Rachel! I’ve found that there are a lot of resources on the internet which will do the conversions for you. I usually just type in what I am looking for into google and there will be a list of helpful sites providing all the conversions you need. Hope that helps!

  68. Hi! I substituted the flour and baking powder with self-rising flower, and it came out cakey, and the edges crispy. My nutella was fine and I mixed the oils at the top back into the rest of it before I scooped it in, and I used the same quantities for everything as in the recipe. But it was too runny to form balls so I had to just spoon them onto the tray. Any idea what I did wrong? Thanks!

    • I’d recommend trying with regular flour because the self rising flour has a different ratio of baking agent added to it than what this recipe calls for.

  69. ho lee crap. i just made these, and they’re…completely, insanely awesome. i did add about 1 extra tbs flour because the batter was a tad runny, but they baked up fabulously and taste like heaven. my nutella was old, and although i stirred it well, maybe that’s why i needed more flour. either way, next time i plan to add nuts or put a hershey kiss in the middle of each cookie. this one’s going in my regular rotation for sure 😀 thank you so much!

  70. Turned out very good. They were soft and chewy.

  71. Made these last night. Huge hit with us. Rolled in sparkling sugar just make them prettier. 🙂 Thank you for posting this. I have seen recipes that use both a nut butter and nutella but I wanted only nutella.
    These are PERFECT!

  72. They turned out really flat! Any tips for next time??

  73. Hey Kirbie, I am wanting to make these for my nephew’s memorial service this Saturday. If I make them tonight and keep them in a sealed container, will they still be chewy for Saturday? Should I stack them between parchment?

  74. I just found this recipe and made them straight away! They are chewy and delicious! Next time I’ll probably add some rolled oats and chocolate chips for an extra oomph, but overall I love the way they turned out! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  75. Just pulled a batch out of the oven! Giving the cookie sheet a good smack on the cooktop after they’re done is my favourite method for getting that ‘crackly’ look.

    These were super tasty, and likely the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. Thanks for the recipe!

  76. Putting them in 350 for 10 minutes wasn’t enough I had to put them for 15 maybe I did the balls too big ??

  77. These came out delish! Will be a regular in my house! Thanks! 🙂

  78. do you think wax paper will work instead of the parchment paper?

  79. These were great, and so easy! I used a medium-to-large egg (not really sure what size, as it came from the chickens in the backyard, not a carton!) and Safeway store brand nutella and it came out great! I think the off brand nutella was a little greasier, but it the smaller egg seems to have balanced it out.

    • I agree, the other brands of chocolate hazelnut spread don’t quite have the same texture and consistency. Some a thinner, greasier, etc. So glad it worked for you!

  80. I made these tonight to freeze for friends for Xmas.
    Since I live in Soith Korea Nutella is not readiky available so used the local supermarkets brand. I also added a wee bit of coffee to the mix as well.
    They look exactly as your photo and taste pretty fantastic!!

  81. Hi. I added some milk. It took away some of the crispy part but they still tastes delish!! 

  82. I tried this recipe (added some slivered almonds) and it was amazing! Thank you so much…. PS these cookies are dangerous I just ate 4.

  83. These cookies smell so yummy I making some right now and there so biggggg! I just took them out right now and it smell like resh brownies.

  84. I decided to make these but realised I didn’t have enough Nutella. So I used a jar of Biscoff cookie spread instead! Turned out great, not to sweet either! Thanks for the base recipe!

  85. These cookies are fudgy and amazing! I used gf flour (celiac) and I will make these over and over. Thanks!!

  86. Easy enough but pretty boring flavor. If I did this again, I would add nuts or sprinkle some sea salt on top to give them some flavor.

  87. i always come back to making these cookies; theyre delicious! sometimes i make an extra batch of batter and freeze the extra batch in pre-portioned drops so i just pop them in the oven when guests come for fresh, amazing cookies. thanks for this awesome recipe <3

    • I’m so glad you enjoy them! I’m not sure why I never thought to freeze some dough. I’ll have to do that next time as well!

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