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Nutella Cookies

Nutella, the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread, does double duty as dough ingredient and frosting here.



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1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
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¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
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½ tsp. baking soda
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¼ tsp. salt
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1 cup Nutella, plus more for frosting cookies
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4 oz. (1 stick) unsalted butter or margarine, softened
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¾ cup brown sugar
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1 large egg
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½ tsp. hazelnut extract, optional
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36 whole blanched hazelnuts, for garnish


1. Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in bowl.

2. Beat Nutella and butter with electric mixer until smooth and combined. Beat in brown sugar, then egg and hazelnut extract, if using. Beat in flour mixture with mixer on low speed until dough forms.

3. Transfer dough to large sheet of plastic wrap or wax paper. Shape dough into 2-inch-diameter log with plastic wrap. Wrap tightly, and chill 2 hours, or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Slice dough log into 1/4-inch-thick slices, rolling log 90 degrees between slices to keep edges round. Transfer slices to greased or parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are firm and dry. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

5. Frost each cookie with 1/2 tsp. Nutella, and garnish with 1 hazelnut.

Nutrition Information: 

2 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
18 g
12 mg
52 mg
<1 g
13 g
Makes 36 cookies

Comments on this Recipe

packaged Nutella--are you kidding me? You can make delicious nutella yourself, at home, and won't be eating any of the processed, manufactured, "edible food like substances" in the packaged kind.

Is Nutella with Palm Oil OK?

You can buy Justins nut butter. He makes a nutella that's all natural and they sell it in target.

This is a wonderful recipe, very tasty, but if you can't eat just one cookie (148 calories PER cookie) and then turn away, I suggest you don't make this. My kids love nutella and they'll go ape over these cookies.

very tasty!!! I substituted the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour and it's delicious!

How would you make your own nutella? I don't know what's in it. Thanks.

Nutella is a hazelnut spread. I don't think you could get the samy creamy consistency if you tried it yourself, June. They roast the hazelnuts, grind them and put in flavors and oils. Publix sells it. Or you can look online. It's an unbeliebpvable product. Goes well with vanilla ice cream too - after a hard day.

Here is a good recipe to make your own Nutella:

Karin, with a blender like a VitaMixer you can CERTAINLY get a very creamy nutella at home.