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“Nutella Chip” Cookies

photo of two "Nutella Chip" Cookies

No these are not the Nutella chocolate chip cookies that I’ve made several times on this blog. Instead, these are “Nutella chip” cookies. The cookies are made with homemade Nutella chips to ensure a fudgy Nutella flavor throughout the cookies.
photo of nutella chip cookies on baking sheet
Nutella chocolate chip cookies have been a favorite dessert in my house. I like them and I like how the Nutella keeps the cookies fudgy and chewy in the middle. However, the Nutella flavor gets a little lost in the cookies.
photo of a cookies on a baking rack
I’ve been trying to figure out for a long time now how to make the Nutella flavor more apparent. I’ve tried swirling the Nutella, adding more Nutella, etc. Each change wasn’t to my satisfaction. Then the other day I had an “aha moment.” I was actually reading a post about making homemade matcha chocolate chips. And then I remembered reading a post a while back about homemade Nutella chips.
photo of a bowl of nutella chips
The Nutella chips don’t hold as well as other homemade chocolate chips because they are made of just Nutella and butter. When frozen, they stay nice and firm. But sitting at room temperature, they begin to melt. You can add in some chocolate to make them firmer, but then that takes away the Nutella taste again.
close-up photo of plate of cookies
I kept these Nutella chips in the freezer until they were ready to be used. They worked great in these cookies. Pockets of Nutella were spread throughout my cookies.  The Nutella chips definitely made these cookies even better than before.
"Nutella Chip" Cookies
The homemade Nutella chips recipe can be found here. I chose to make them without the chocolate and I piped them into small chips. These were fun to eat on their own too.

Nutella Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
If you want melted pockets of Nutella in your cookies you need to make your own Nutella chips! This is one of my favorite ways to incorporate Nutella in a cookie recipe.


  • 1 cup frozen nutella chips (see note)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Nutella


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.
  • Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl cream the butter, sugar and the brown sugar using an electric mixer. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Add in the flour mixture on low speed until combined. Then add in the nutella and mix until Nutella is incorporated. Using a large spoon, mix in the nutella chips.
  • Scoop dough and roll between your palms to shape into 1 inch balls and drop onto baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies from tray and let them cool on wire racks.


The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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5 comments on ““Nutella Chip” Cookies”

  1. Oh what a cool idea! I haven’t had nutella in ages (speaking of which, have you tried any good nutella crepes recently?).

    And omg, the homemade matcha chocolate chips, sounds awesome too! Are you going to be doing a post on that cookie anytime soon?

    • I am definitely doing the matcha chocolate chips! Haven’t had time yet but it’s on my must list.
      Sorry no good nutella crepes lately. I don’t think I’ve had a crepe in a while. Now I want one. lol.

  2. Smart, very smart! I bet the cookies are amazing!

  3. I love this idea! I’ve tried cookies where the nutella was mixed into the batter and they were just meh. Like you said, couldn’t really taste the nutella much. But this I love! I’ve got to try it.

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