Nutella Cookies

Soft chocolate cookies made with a generous helping of Nutella in the batter and coated with crushed hazelnuts.
(Cookie dough needs to be refrigerated before baking.)

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate cookies, cookies, nutella
Prep Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 (Makes 24-26 cookies)
Calories 435 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup Nutella spread room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
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  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

  2. Beat butter in an electric mixer on medium speed for a couple of minutes. 

  3. Pour in sugar and beat butter and sugar for a couple more minutes.

  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.

  5. Beat in Nutella and vanilla extract. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.

  6. Add flour mixture on stir it in on low speed until just combined.

  7. Cover cookie dough tightly with saran wrap and refrigerate for about 4 hours or overnight.

  8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  9. Use cookie scoop to form cookie dough balls. (#30, #40, or #50 cookie scoop can be used. Just add or take away a minute or so of bake time for bigger or smaller cookie scoop.) I use #40 scoop and bake for 12-14 minutes.

  10. Scoop cookie dough and roll a ball quickly. Roll cookie balls in crushed hazelnuts and place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

  11. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Nutella Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.