Soft Nutella Cookies

These soft Nutella cookies are studded with chocolate chips and bake up nice and soft. They’re chocolaty with a subtle hint of Nutella and they maintain their soft texture for several days.

photo of a plate of soft Soft Nutella Cookies

When it comes to cookies choosing a single favorite recipe is pretty much impossible, but my soft chocolate chip cookies are definitely at the top of the list. It’s one of those recipes that’s fun to do variations of like these soft Nutella cookies I’m sharing today.

So, for these cookies, I played around with the recipe and added some Nutella. At first bite, you might think they’re regular soft chocolate chip cookies, but then you get that a hint of the chocolate-hazelnut flavor from the Nutella.

close-up photo of cookies on a rack

Tips for Making Soft Nutella Cookies

This recipe is pretty standard with a couple of exceptions. First, instant pudding mix is added to the batter. The pudding mix adds vanilla flavor, but mostly it’s what gives the cookies their soft texture.

And, of course, there is Nutella in the batter, too. The flavor is subtle once the cookies are baked and they are still very similar to regular chocolate chip cookies. If you’re looking for a cookie with a very strong Nutella flavor you might like my Soft Nutella Chocolate Cookies.

close-up photo of a stack of cookies

Once the cookie dough is made the cookies bake up in about 10 minutes. What I love best about these cookies, besides the Nutella, is that they maintain their soft texture for several days. If they last that long, that is. Ours disappeared pretty fast!

photo of a stack of three Soft Nutella Cookies

Soft Nutella Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

These soft cookies are lightly flavored with Nutella and studded with chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

  • 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 vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour and baking soda, set aside.

  2. 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.

  3. Mix in the flour mixture at low speed. Stir in the chocolate chips, until fully incorporated into the dough.

  4. 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.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheets before removing.

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4 comments on “Soft Nutella Cookies”

  1. I made these cookies this weekend and loved how soft they were. I made them into thumbprint cookies to get the Nutella flavor prevalent: https://lifestooshorttoskipdessert.blogspot.com/2012/11/soft-nutella-thumbprint-cookies.html

  2. I made these this afternoon and they turned out fabulous! Of course, anything made with Nutella has to be delicious!

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