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Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Tomorrow is a big day! It is my 29th birthday and World Nutella Day. I feel very special that they chose my birthday to honor one of my favorite treats…ha! I believe in celebrating birthdays all weekend long, so let’s get this party started! We are kicking off the celebration with Chocolate Nutella Cookies.

Chocolate Nutella Cookie Recipe on LOVE these cookies! They are divine!

These chocolate cookies might look plain and simple, but I promise they are very special. I added Nutella to the dough and I think that was the best decision I have ever made. (Marrying Josh really was the best decision I have ever made, but this is a close second.) These cookies are soft, fudgy, and irresistible. I told myself I was only going to have a taste to make sure they were good enough to post, but that didn’t work out so well. Four cookies later I was positive these were post worthy.

Celebrate World Nutella Day and bake a batch of Chocolate Nutella Cookies. If you are a Nutella and chocolate lover these cookies are going to become a delicious addiction. Enjoy!

A few Nutella favorites:

Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-11 minutes


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon hazelnut extract
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup milk


1. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and cocoa, set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Beat on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about two minutes. Add the vanilla and hazelnut extract and beat until extracts disappear. Add the Nutella and mix until batter is smooth.

2. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes before baking. You can make the dough a few days in advance, just wrap it in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.

3. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place on lined baking sheets and gently press down on the dough ball. Continue making dough balls until the cookie sheets are filled-leave two inches in between cookies.

4. Bake cookies for 10-11 minutes or until soft, but starting to set. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely.

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158 Responses to “Chocolate Nutella Cookies”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — February 4, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    I don’t even love nutella but you totally sold me on the picture when you are dumping it into the batter! Yum!

  2. Flourchild — February 4, 2011 @ 5:56 am

    Happy Birthday a day early !! Have a wonderful time. The cookies look so good! Im glad to know Nutella day is tomorrow!

  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite — February 4, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Um… these look amazing!!
    Happy Early Birthday Maria :)

  4. Melissa — February 4, 2011 @ 6:39 am

    Happy Birthday! During my childhood we had a “Birthday Week.” No, we didn’t get presents everyday of the week! We planned all the meals for the week-so you were assured you’d get all your favorites during the week of your birthday. BTW-I love Nutella. These look right up my alley!

    • twopeas replied: — February 4th, 2011 @ 8:09 am

      I love the idea of birthday week or even month:)

  5. jenna laughs — February 4, 2011 @ 6:46 am

    Maria, these look fantastic. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  6. Blog is the New Black — February 4, 2011 @ 7:07 am

    Happy almost birthday and world Nutella day!

  7. Jenny Flake — February 4, 2011 @ 7:11 am

    Yay for your birthday weekend! Have a great day girl, these cookies look to die for!

  8. Liren — February 4, 2011 @ 7:12 am

    Happy birthday, Maria, one day early! This is absolutely PERFECT for World Nutella Day!

  9. Lori @ RecipeGirl — February 4, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    It’s World Nutella Day tomorrow? How the heck did I miss that?? Have a great birthday!!

  10. Lauren at KeepItSweet — February 4, 2011 @ 7:25 am

    What a great way to celebrate both events:-) Have a wonderful birthday!!!

  11. marla {family fresh cooking} — February 4, 2011 @ 7:26 am

    Yes, it is perfect that your birthday ties into Nutella day!! happy almost b’day – i’ll catch ya tomorrow :) xo

  12. Traci — February 4, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    happy birthday Maria! I’ll celebrate your birthday by making these (and eating them) in your honor. :)

  13. Andrea the Kitchen Witch — February 4, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Happy Birthday and Happy Nutella day!! these cookies look crazy good, I want a dozen please :) Love the shot of the cookies on the divided plate, what a fun shot!

  14. claire — February 4, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    You are a lucky girl! Happy, Yummy Birthday! :)

  15. Amanda — February 4, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    nomnomnom get thee in me tummy

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  17. megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 4, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    I have so got to get in on this nutella thing! I can’t believe I’ve never baked with it before! These cookies look incredible, as usual :)

  18. Marly — February 4, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    I wish we could eat nutella, but unfortunately it has dairy in it. I may have to make a vegan version so I can have some of these cookies. They look TOO good! Hope you have a wonderful birthday – you deserve it!

  19. Tracey — February 4, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    Happy Birthday weekend Maria!! Hope you enjoy. The cookies look like the perfect treat :)

  20. susan — February 4, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    Happy Birthday, Maria! I hope you celebrate with love, happiness, laughter, and good people!

  21. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — February 4, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    These sound and look amazing. I am a huge fan of nutella!Happy B’day!

  22. Sharlene — February 4, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Happy birthday!! These cookies look like a great way to celebrate!

  23. Eliz@The Sweet Life — February 4, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday! Oh my–those cookies look dangerous!

  24. Tracy — February 4, 2011 @ 8:06 am

    These look so fudgy and delicious! Yum!

  25. Jennifer (Savor) — February 4, 2011 @ 8:09 am

    Happy Birthday!

  26. Eliana — February 4, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    I cant’ think of a better way to celebrate. Happy Birthday!

  27. Lauren from Lauren's Latest — February 4, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    Happy happy Birthday Maria! These cookies look perfect!

  28. EatLiveRun — February 4, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    You know how I feel about nutella! I’ve never made actual nutella cookies before though so I’ll have to try these!

  29. Elle — February 4, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Oh, now it’s my goal to track down hazelnut extract. Have I just not been looking? I need some! So I can make these cookies. 😉

    • twopeas replied: — February 4th, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

      I bought it at Whole Foods.

  30. The Italian Dish — February 4, 2011 @ 9:00 am

    Oh, man my family will love these! Happy Birthday, Maria!

  31. Happy birthday!! Well, since it’s World Nutella Day tomorrow, that means I MUST buy some. I mean, I don’t have a choice! Haha. Thanks for sharing these scrumptious cookies – A perfect use of one of my favorite sinful spreads.

  32. Shaina — February 4, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Happy birthday, Maria! What a wonderful way to celebrate.

  33. Jaime — February 4, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Love nutella. I’ve tried making cookies out of it before, but they came out dry. I’ll have to try your recipe now.

  34. Jaime — February 4, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Oh, and Happy Birthday!!

  35. Brittany — February 4, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    I can’t even imagine how good those taste. Happy birthday!

  36. Michelle | Bleeding Espresso — February 4, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Mmmmm so lovely! Thanks for taking part in World Nutella Day 😀

  37. fooddreamer — February 4, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    The cookies look great (of course) but I have to comment on the cloth underneath because I just bought a sqaure of it from Joanne’s myself! It’ looks great in the pictures.

  38. Fuji Mama — February 4, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    I am SO JEALOUS that your birthday is on WND!!! NO FAIR! These cookies look awesome, and I’m sure they are, because every cookie recipe of yours that I’ve tried has been amazing! Plus, who can beat a Nutella recipe? :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  39. Kelsey — February 4, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Happy Birthday and Happy Nutella Day! Can’t wait to meet you in person!! :)

  40. Joanne — February 4, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Aww happy birthday babe! I’m pretty sure it’s fate that your birthday is on world nutella day. I say it means that nutella calories never count for you.

    Those cookies look amazing! I don’t think I would’ve been able to stop at four!

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