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Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Soft chocolate Nutella cookies with a rich and fudgy center. They’re made with pudding mix so they have a really nice soft texture and they keep well for several days. If you love Nutella cookies, you are going to love this recipe.

photo of a stack of Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Rich, fudgy and soft – these Nutella chocolate cookies are my new favorite cookie recipe. If you have a chocolate craving, they will definitely satisfy it.

The Nutella does two things in these cookies: First, they give them a light hazelnut flavor, and second, it makes the cookies a little fudgy in the center.

I also used pudding mix to give the cookies a soft texture. The great thing is that they stay soft for days, unlike other cookies that harden after a day or so. Because of this they’re a great option for holidays and gifting because you can make a big batch, give them away and they will still taste great after a few days.

photo of a plate of Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Room temperature unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Instant chocolate pudding mix
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nutella
  • Semisweet chocolate chips

How to Make Nutella Chocolate Pudding Cookies

In a medium bowl, sift the flour and baking soda and set it aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the pudding mix and beat until combined. Beat in the eggs, Nutella, and vanilla.

Slowly add the flour on low speed. Once the dough comes together mix in the chocolate chips.

Form the dough into 1 ½” balls and place them two inches apart on a prepared baking sheet. Bake them for 10 minutes at 350°F and them cool them on the baking sheet.

Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Recipes Tips

These cookies stay soft for days! Just store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

For a more intense Nutella flavor, try swirling some into the dough before roll the cookie dough balls.

close-up photo of Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies

I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of creating new recipes with Nutella. I love the chocolate and hazelnut flavor and it’s perfect in these chocolate Nutella cookies.

More Soft Cookie Recipes to Try

Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies come out soft and slightly fudgy and are lightly flavored with Nutella.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 (3.4-oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  • Beat in the instant pudding mix until blended. Beat in the eggs, Nutella and vanilla. Mix in the flour mixture at low speed. Stir in the chocolate chips, until fully incorporated into the dough.
  • Make balls of cookie dough, about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper or silpat mats, spacing dough balls about 2 inches apart..
  • Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets before removing.

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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10 comments on “Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies”

  1. Omg these are awesome. My daughter and I forgot the pudding mix and chocolate chips but they came out great!!!

  2. These are awesome, my kids love them! I did run into a problem. I followed the recipe exactly but I had cake mix looking “dough”, I went ahead and tried to bake them and they were flat and burnt lol. So I added 1 1/2 cups more flour and they were fine :). Thanks for all your recipes though, my daughter has CF AND is allergic to peanut butter. So I’m always trying your recipes for nutella so I can get some high calorie snacks into her!:)

  3. What can I replace by 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix?
    I’m French and i live in Germany. I think I do not have this product in supermarkets at home.
    Thank u…
    Nice picture ^^

    • Someone previously commented on another one of my posts and said she was able to find a recipe/substitute for dry pudding mix. You might want to try googling and searching for substitute for dry pudding mix. Hope you find something! Someone else also told me that the recipe worked even without the pudding mix, but I haven’t yet tried that.

  4. ohhh these do look good, but i agree that swirling nutella directly into the dough would be a yummy take on these!

  5. Sometimes it’s just one word in a recipe that draws you in for more. It was nutella this time. This is just the cookie for the holidays!