Chocolate Nutella Cookies

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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

4 from 1 vote
3 dozen cookies


  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Love Nutella! My boys would love those cookies, have to put them on the weekends to do list. I make cookies and such each weekend for their snacks.

    I am really enjoying your blog!

  2. So fun to have such a great “holiday’ for your birthday. Mine is on Bundt Cake Day! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Happy Birthday to you and enjoy your Nutella! Yum to the cookies!

  3. Happy Birthday!! I can’t believe I missed World Nutella Day again! I swear, until Hallmark recognizes it and makes greeting cards, I’ll miss it forever!

  4. Those cookies look scrumptious! Wishing you a Happy Happy day- I also believe in celebrating birthdays a few days before and a few days after! Enjoy!

  5. These look so wonderful !
    I think one of the best signs of an amazing, soft, melt-in-you-mouth cookie is the cracks inside. And add Nutella to the dough, and you’ve got yourself a treat that is tempting beyond words !
    I’m not one to use Nutella in my baking (in fact, no one in my family buys it to avoid late-night splurges on this adicting treat, haha), but this is actually quite inspiring; I think I’ll pick up a jar next time I’m grocery shopping with my mom; thank you for posting !
    Hope you had a terrific birthday and World Nutella Day !!
    And thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog, it really made me smile : )

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