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Nutella filled Red Velvet Cookies and other Holiday Cookies

photo of a red velvet cookie sliced in half to show the nutella filling
It’s a week until Christmas. Can you believe it? It totally snuck up on me. I know I say that every year, but I feel like this year it really really did. I’ve had a crazy business month. And when I’ve had time off, I’ve been so tired, I don’t have the energy to do much of anything.

Normally, holiday cookie baking is one of my favorite things. I love trying out new recipes, improving on old ones. But so far I haven’t baked a single holiday cookie. Not one. I finally had some time this weekend to do a quick one.
photo of a stack of cookies
I do plan on mustering the energy and time to bake my usual holiday goodies so I can pass them to friends and family. But I realize that I won’t be able to blog about them on the blog before Christmas for anyone looking for inspiration or ideas, like I have in year’s past. So at the end of this post, I’m sharing some of my holiday favorites from previous years.

Now onto these red velvet cookies. I like making these during the holidays because they are so festive.ย  For this version, I decided to make them extra big and with a nice Nutella center. Because my goal is to stuff Nutella into everything. (I’m half kidding.)
photo of a Nutella filled Red Velvet Cookie on a napkin
I loved the Nutella center. The cookies came out great. Crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. I haven’t yet made red velvet cookies from scratch before. One of these years I do want to. These use a red velvet cake mix to start off with. It makes them super easy to make, especially if you are pressed for time. The recipe is at the bottom of the post.

close-up photo of a stack of Nutella filled Red Velvet Cookies
Here are some of my other holiday favorites:

Green Tea Shortbread Cookies
Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies
Stained Glass Christmas Tree Cookies

Gingerbread men
Gingerbread men

Green Tea sugar cookies
Green Tea sugar cookies

Soft sugar cookies
Soft sugar cookies

Pecan Russian Tea Cakes
Pecan Russian Tea Cakes
Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes
Hazelnut Russian Tea Cakes

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 350ยฐF. 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 and other Holiday Cookies”

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

  2. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. omg, i must try making this! it looks so beautiful and i have so much Nutella lying around! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 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..

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!

  7. Thank you so much for your recipe!
    I just made two batches of these ๐Ÿ™‚
    and they taste amazing!

  8. 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

    • 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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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.

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