Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Recipe || Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I didn’t really discover Nutella until a few years ago. I was in college, at least. Which is a really good thing, because if I had known about Nutella as a kid, I think I’d weigh 300 lbs. Boring toast? Put Nutella on it! Rice crackers not hitting the spot? Put Nutella on them! (Noticing a trend here?)
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies baked
If you sprinkle chocolate chip cookies with sea salt it brings out the chocolatey-ness!


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (I used salted)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or an additional 1 cup semi-sweet)
1 jar of Nutella
sea salt for sprinkling tops, if desired

In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In another bowl whip butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until pale and fluffy.  Add in eggs one at a time, mixing until combined after each addition and adding vanilla in with second egg. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside 1/3 of a cup of chocolate chips for later. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate 2 hours.  

dough- yummy!
Rich, delicious cookie dough. A whole cookie’s worth definitely ended up in my stomach and not the oven.

Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with wax paper and dollop 1 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella at a time onto lined baking sheet into individual little mounds, repeat until you have made 30. Transfer to freezer and freeze 1 hour.

frozen nutella droplets
Frozen Nutella dollops! Best popsicles ever? 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To assemble and bake cookies, remove dough from refrigerator and scoop dough out about 2 Tbsp at a time and shape into balls. Remove about 4 nutella dollops from the freezer at a time (so all the Nutella doesn’t soften as you make the cookies) and using your thumbs make an indentation in the center of the dough ball, large enough to fit a Nutella dollop. Take frozen Nutella and place it in the center of the indentation, then wrap and press cookie dough around Nutella to cover entirely (so the Nutella doesn’t seep out while baking). 

pressing the Nutella into the cookie
Pressing the Nutella into the cookie.

Press the excess chocolate chips into the tops of every cookie. Transfer prepared cookie dough balls to buttered baking sheet and bake in preheated oven 9 – 12 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle tops lightly with sea salt if desired. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

baked gooey cookie goodness
Ooey-gooey goodness!

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  • Amanda Karl

    O these look soooo good! I love nutella!!

  • Karly Kim

    I’ve never had Nutella, but as always I want to eat everything you make!

  • Jenn @ What You Make It

    Um, these look AMAZING! I used to make a different version of Nutella cookies, but I like these because of the extra dollop! : )

  • LindsaySarah

    Wow. That looks like the best thing ever right now. How’d you know that’s TOTALLY what my body needs right now? And some wine on the side…I may make these this weekend during the Pride & Prejudice moviefest I’m having with my sister. Winning at life with this plan.

  • Because I’m extremely lazy, I could see myself just freezing the Nutella and eating that. Mmm.. frozen Nutella..

  • Sandra Dรถtsch

    OMG!!! That looks delicious… I am not the big fan of Nutella anymore though (I think I just ate too much of it^^) but cookies are just awesome!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Gonna try this!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Oh no! I am saddened by the fact that you’ve put yourself off Nutella in the past! Maybe these will help open that taste pathway again! xx

  • Vivienne Z

    These look so good!!! I’ve frozen Nutella by the spoonful before, to just eat as a small “snack”, but this – wow!

    • So I “accidentally” made more Nutella dollops than cookies. (Actually, it really was an accident, I’m awful at math.) And man, was that a delicious frozen treat for later! xx

  • Chelsee W

    Let’s just say that you had me at Nutella!

  • Deidre

    HOLY BEJESUS these look AMAZING.

  • Oh. My. Goodness. And, I just started a diet. Damn nutella!

    • Nutella! Damn him! A curse and a blessing! Although, a small smear on your toast can never hurt you, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  • I had my college roommate hide my Nutella jars from me only to call her begging to tell me where she’d hidden it… Needless to say, I love Nutella & want these right now!

  • Megan C. Stroup

    OMG I LOVE Nutella!! I am going to have to try these. Thanks for trying to make me a 300-lb. young adult. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Fran

    oh my gosh, those look so good! I love Nutella aaah!

  • Sara Louise

    I want these right now!