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Nutella Cookies

These Nutella cookies bake up perfectly flat and round. They have a wonderfully chewy texture and bake up with crackled tops. They’re perfect for anyone who loves Nutella.

photo of a stack of cookies on a plate

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

I love the chocolate chips in the other cookie recipe, but I wondered what the cookies would look like without them. The chocolate chips make the cookies a little uneven, so I decided to omit them and see what happens.

As you can see, when you take out the chocolate chips the cookies you are left with are these perfectly flat, round cookies. I love how they look and I love the soft and chewy texture.

photo of cookies piled on a plate

Tips for Making Nutella Cookies

  • For this recipe, you will need room temperature butter so you can cream it with the sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Then you can add the egg, vanilla, and Nutella and the wet ingredients are done.
  • Whisk your dry ingredients in a separate bowl before adding them to the wet ones. Stir the two together just until they’re combined.
  • Once the cookies are in the oven, they only need to bake for about 8 minutes or so. The middle of the cookies will take longer, so keep an eye on them and once the middle is set they cookies are done.
  • When you take the cookies out of the oven, they will initially be very puffy. As they cool, they will flatten and the surface of the cookies will be crackled.
  • Store the cooled Nutella cookies in an airtight container. They will keep for two to three days at room temperature.

More Nutella Cookie Recipes

I love experimenting with Nutella and have come up with lots of different Nutella cookie recipes. These are some of my most popular ones – I hope you find some new ones to try.

close-up photo of a stack of cookies

Nutella Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These Nutella cookies bake up perfectly flat and round. They have a wonderfully chewy texture and bake up with crackled tops. They’re perfect for anyone who loves Nutella.


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cream butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and Nutella.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add into the wet mixture until just combined.
  • 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 source: Lovin' From the Oven

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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49 comments on “Nutella Cookies”

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

  2. MMM I love ANYTHING NUTELLA! I have to make these 😀

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

    • 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. 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!

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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 :/

  15. 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).

  16. 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!!! 🙂

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

    May God bless you both! 🙂

  18. High attitude adjustment??

    • 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. 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..

    • 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. Hi, what type of flour did you use?

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

  22. 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!!

  23. 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. 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!

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

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