Nutella Cookies: the incredible three-ingredient cookie recipe you’ll make again and again

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 12 people
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With their ultra-soft, chewy insides, and slightly crumbly outsides, Nutella cookies are a much-loved treat that both kids and adults adore. These rich, chocolate-hazelnut cookies are as decadent as they are easy to make. You only need three ingredients to make homemade Nutella cookies, so they're perfect when you want to whip up a quick, delicious sweet treat on the fly.

Nutella cookies are an amazing baked treat to add to packed lunches, make for your kids as a homemade after-school treat, or any time you want to satisfy your sweet tooth – especially if you always have a jar of Nutella in your kitchen cupboard!

What is Nutella?

For the uninitiated, Nutella is a phenomenal-tasting chocolate-hazelnut spread from Italy. It's delicious, rich, and widely available in stores, supermarkets, and online. Nutella is a fantastic secret ingredient to add to your baking, but it's just as good spread over toast, pancakes, waffles, or eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon!

One thing to note: American Nutella is sweeter than its European counterpart, but it's just as tasty and versatile.

Nutella Cookie Ingredients

Believe it or not, you only need three ingredients to make Nutella cookies are home.

All you need is a jar of Nutella, some all-purpose white flour, and an egg. That's it!

How to Make Nutella Cookies

This delicious recipe for Nutella cookies might be one of the easiest cookie recipes out there. Start by lining a tray with parchment paper and heating your oven to 350F. Combine the egg and Nutella in a bowl until it's nice and smooth. Beat in the flour and mix until just combined.

Scoop out some of the dough with a spoon and form it into balls about 1 ½-inches in size. Pop them on the tray and bake your Nutella cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Let them cool before you tuck in – and if you want to treat yourself, serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Tips for Making the Best Nutella Cookies

You can swap out the Nutella for peanut or almond butter (or any of your favorite types of nut butter), or try a half and half mixture.

Try mixing additional ingredients like chocolate chips, dried fruit, shredded coconut, chopped toasted nuts, or candy into your Nutella cookies. Because Nutella is chocolate and hazelnut flavored, toasted hazelnuts are an especially delicious addition.

You can prepare the dough up to two or three days in advance, then bake the cookies when you're ready to serve them.

Don't eat eggs? No problem! You can make Nutella cookies with only flour and Nutella. You can also swap the egg out for yogurt, applesauce, or flax eggs.

How to Store Nutella Cookies

Nutella cookies will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three days or up to 1 week in the fridge.

Can You Freeze Nutella Cookies?

You can freeze these tasty Nutella cookies to be enjoyed down the line. Wrap them individually, then pop them in a freezer-safe container for up to 8 months to a year. Let them thaw out completely before eating. You can also freeze the dough for up to 3 months.

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Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Place Nutella in a medium-sized bowl.

Beat in an egg.

Wish the egg and Nutella until smooth.

Beat in the flour.

Mix until just combined.

Shape the dough into balls about 1 ½-inches in size.

Set the dough balls on the tray.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool completely before serving.


Use room-temperature ingredients to make your Nutella cookies.

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