Kirbie's Cravings

Nutella lava cookies

I love lava cakes. For a while now I’ve had this idea playing in my mind to create lava cookies. I tried making nutella lava cookies before, but they didn’t come out exactly as I’d hoped, so I wanted to attempt it again.

I took a chocolate cookie recipe that I love, which is thick and sturdy and put some nutella in the middle of the cookie dough. These came out great. The cookies are very chocolatey and rich and the melted nutella oozing out makes them even more intense.

The fiancee really loved these cookies and couldn’t stop eating them.

Recipe for cookie base is slightly adapted from the one found on Annie’s Eats.

Nutella Lava Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are very chocolatey and rich and the melted Nutella oozing out makes them even more intense.
4.91 from 21 votes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups large semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • nutella for filling


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder at low speed until well blended.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop up about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball in the palm of your hand and put in about 1/2 tbsp of nutella in the middle of the dough. Then wrap the edges around to form a ball and to cover the nutella completely. Place on the prepared baking sheets, and repeat process, placing balls about 2 inches apart. Bake about 13-16 minutes, until cookies are cooked and slide easily off of parchment paper. Serve while warm.


Recipe for cookie base is slightly adapted from the one found on Annie’s Eats.

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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88 comments on “Nutella lava cookies”

  1. Hello, all your Nutella recipes are amazing ! I tried them all so far and all of them came out just like in your pictures!

    I have one question though. I have leftovers of Nutella Chunks (Nutella & unsalted butter frozen) from another recipe. Now, if i use chunks of Nutella  instead of the regular Nutella for stuffing, will they melt? 

    Thank you for all the amazing recipes!

    • I’m not sure…I don’t think they will melt as well. You could use the nutella chunks as chips for the outside of your cookie though

  2. What type of sugar is it ? X

  3. These look great I’m about to make them, thanks for the recipe!

  4. how may does this cookie yields?

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