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Nutella Filled Red Velvet Cookies

These easy red velvet cake mix cookies are filled with creamy Nutella. This is a great cookie recipe for the holidays or anytime you want a festive red cookie.

photo of a red velvet cookie sliced in half to show the nutella filling

I love easy holiday cookie recipes and these red velvet Nutella cookies are ones I make every year. They’re easy to make with cake mix and each one is stuffed with Nutella.

I think they’re so festive – perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s day. I’ve never made a red velvet cookie from scratch because using cake mix is so easy. The cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.

Sometimes I make red velvet chocolate chip cookies and skip the filling, but for this version, I decided to make them a little bigger so I could stuff them with the Nutella. The combination is great.

photo of a stack of cookies


This is an easy one-bowl recipe and you only need five ingredients.

  • Red velvet cake mix
  • Eggs
  • Oil
  • Chocolate chips
  • Nutella

Recipe Steps

Mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil in a bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Take a large scoop of dough and flatten it. Place ½ tablespoon of Nutella in the center and then pinch the dough together to seal it. Form the dough into a ball and place it on a baking sheet. Repeat this with the rest of the dough spacing each ball about two inches apart.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. They are done when they easily slide on the baking sheet without sticking.

I think the cookie taste best warm from the oven.

photo of a Nutella filled Red Velvet Cookie on a napkin

These stuffed red velvet cookies will definitely be on my baking list for the holidays. I love that every bite has rich Nutella. I hope you give them a try.

close-up photo of a stack of Nutella filled Red Velvet Cookies
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Nutella Filled Red Velvet Cookie

Servings: 12 large cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These festive red velvet cookies are stuffed with Nutella and are a quick and easy cookie for the holidays.


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix I used Duncan Hines
  • 2 eggs
  • halfway between 1/3 and 1/2 cup of oil
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Nutella for filling


  • Prep baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cake mix and oil. Once the batter is thoroughly combined, stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Take a large spoonful of dough (about an ice cream scoop worth), flatten out. Place 1/2 tablespoon of Nutella in middle of cookie dough. Then pinch closed, form into ball and place on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining cookies, spacing about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Cookies are finished when you can slide them, without the bottoms sticking to the baking sheet. Best served while warm.

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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20 comments on “Nutella Filled Red Velvet Cookies”

  1. Is there any alternative instead of egg i can use ? To because we don’t eat eggs

    • I’ve made cake mix cookies with greek yogurt but the dough is more sticky to work with so you wouldn’t be able to fill it.

  2. hi kirbie – okay, it’s one year after my original comment. I will definitely make this stuffed version this week! i still have some Nutella (I went crazy last year at Costco because we had a coupon) so this would be perfect! The Red Velvet DH cake mix was on sale at F&E too. I should pick up some more boxes! You have the best and easiest cookie recipes!

    • I hope you like it. It’s basically the oil and egg one but also with Nutella in the middle. Hmm, it might be a little hard for you if you don’t like touching dough though. Maybe TC can help?

  3. What is the substitute of One box of Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix? Can i use red velvet cupcakes batter that i make it my own? Thanks for the recipe btw. Its so cool coz i love red velvet n nutella 😀

    • Um, it probably wouldn’t work with red velvet cupcake batter since that already has eggs and butter/oil and liquids added to it. I honestly dont know what the substitute would be. I think it would be easier just to buy the cake mix box.

  4. Thank you so much for your recipe!
    I just made two batches of these 🙂
    and they taste amazing!

  5. An easy way to fill nutella into a cookie is by freezing it. Get a plastic baggie and fill it with nutella. Flatten it out and put it in the freezer. Once completely frozen, take it out and cut it into pieces. Place it in the cookie. It so much easier because the nutella doesn’t squirt out.

    • Thanks for the tip. Though I didn’t find it too hard to fill the cookies. I’ve used the freezing method to make “Nutella chips” like chocolate chips though and those were yummy when added to cookies!

  6. Those are beautiful and so easy! And just think of other possibilities for the filling.

  7. yum! baking mine right now and i stuffed it with nutella cream cheese frosting. so excited to give it away to people! thanks for the recipe!

  8. omg, i must try making this! it looks so beautiful and i have so much Nutella lying around! 🙂

    • Yes you should try it! I was afraid it might not work because the cookies are usually pretty thin, but it still worked. I couldn’t find the cool green swirl sprinkles so I had to dress these up somehow..

  9. Wow, you did awesome! I’m sure that if I tried to stuff nutella inside cookie dough, it would definitely not turn out so beautifully! 🙂

  10. Nutella + Red Velvet = 2 of my favorites!