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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.

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

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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155 Responses to “Chocolate Nutella Cookies”

  1. Stephanie — December 12, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Tried to bake these yesterday. I didn’t have hazelnut extract, but added extra Nutella. Didn’t come out like I hoped. My husband thought they were chocolate chocolate cookies, very fudge like in the middle. Yummy nonetheless. I will be trying to bake another holiday post soon. Keep the ideas coming, love your blog!

  2. Karen Oliver-Paull — December 24, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

    I apparently copied the recipe incorrectly and wound up making them backwards, but they turned out great and were a huge hit at our family Christmas party. I used the back of a slotted spoon to press them down so it left a nice design on the top of each cookie. I couldn’t find hazelnut extract anywhere so I used black walnut extract instead but they came out very well. I also think I put more Nutella than I was supposed to use but they still worked out.

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  5. Five Little Chefs — February 1, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    My Little Chefs had the best time making these cookies! Their favorite part was the flour explosion when the spoon hit the wire whisk! Come check it out. http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/2012/02/chocolate-nutella-cookies.html

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  7. Heather — February 26, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I made these cookies yesterday to take to a girl’s night out. These are the BEST chocolate cookies, I have ever tasted! I added a cup of nestle’s dark chocolate chips to the batter and that just took them over the top. I was told that these cookies better make the Christmas Cookie list this year!! Thanks Maria, for wonderful keeper recipe!

  8. Two Peas — February 26, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Oh so glad you liked the cookies!

  9. annabelle — March 23, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    Where I live, we don´t get hazelnut extract, can I substituted it for something else or forget about it?

  10. Two Peas — March 23, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    You can leave it out and the cookies will be just fine!

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  13. mira — May 19, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Hi,i made e cookies tdy,however the batter was too soft n e cookies spread out too much n it flattens..why is tt so? I add more flour to it but i hvnt baked e rest of it..can u store this batter in e fridge fr a few days? Thanks..

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  15. syL — July 23, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    hi, how many grams is 1/3 cup nutella. i couldn’t find it on the conversion apps. and this is my first time baking anything… please help… thanks!

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  19. Rania — October 6, 2012 @ 1:36 am

    This is fantastic…just took them from the oven will make this recipe more and more

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  21. Elizabeth — October 28, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

    Only almost 2 years in the making, but worth the wait! These are amazingly perfect for ice cream sandwiches…..

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  23. Nicole — December 14, 2012 @ 6:52 pm

    I made these cookies and they are so delicious!!! I cooked the first batch a bit too long but the rest of my batches were perfect. Thanks for sharing. I took some pictures: http://nicolemalenaphoto.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-cookies.html

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  28. nicolthepickle — November 26, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    These were really good. A make again a lot of times kind of recipe. Thank you very much.

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  32. Matea — July 30, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    I wish my birthday was on World Nutella Day! But I won’t let that little fact inhibit me from sharing in these nutella cookies!

  33. Carye — October 8, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Hi. Are there any eggs in this recipe?
    Thanks!!

  34. Two Peas — October 8, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    Nope! Enjoy!

  35. Carye — October 9, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    We did! All gone now :)

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