Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies anyone? These are some of the world’s best Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies. They are soft and chewy and they ooze out Nutella… Nothing better especially with a tall cup of cold milk.
Today, I want to share with you my new favorite cookie, AKA the Nutella chocolate chip cookies! I have long been a fan of chocolate chips but this recipe takes it up a notch! I actually took my small batch chocolate chip cookie recipe and transformed it into this Nutella cookie! That way we get the same quality cookie with an added bonus!
And if you’re a huge Nutella cookie lover then you will also need to try my Hazelnut churro cookies as well. They’re made with a cinnamon sugar snickerdoodle cookie that is stuffed with Nutella. Honestly, it’s such a treat!
This is the best Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookie recipe!
The first time I made these cookies, they were gone within 30 minutes… We were only 2 people too so let that sink in… We devoured 5.5 cookies each in the span of 30 minutes… I know that’s a little excessive but they just were that good.
The next time I made them I had to plan ahead to make sure that they don’t get eaten that fast so I made them when everyone was out and stored them in an airtight container when they cooled down.
I don’t know what it is but something about stuffed chocolate chip cookies makes us go absolutely wild. It’s like a gift that keeps on giving as my sister says. Speaking of gifts, this cookie recipe would be impeccable for the holiday season. Imagine how happy people would be if they were gifted stuffed Nutella chocolate chip cookies for Christmas! I know I would…
What makes these nutella chocolate chip cookies so special?
When we think of chocolate chip cookies, we think of these! They’re even better because:
- Well… They’re stuffed with Nutella!
- They have a soft center and a chewy outside.
- It’s a small batch recipe so you can have them fresh every time.
- Each cookie has the perfect balance of chocolate chip, cookie dough and Nutella swirls inside.
Ingredients to make the best Nutella chocolate chip cookies?
- Nutella– Get plain and simple Nutella! If you can’t find it you can either make your own or just buy a similar chocolate hazelnut spread.
- Butter– Make sure to use softened butter.
- Granulated sugar & brown sugar – The moisture of granulated sugar and brown sugar are what will give these cookies their chocolate chip cookie flavor and texture.
- Egg yolk – The egg yolk provides structure and the fat content of the yolk makes these cookies even more chewy!
- Flour– All purpose flour works great for this recipe.
- Cornstarch– This is something I add to all my chocolate chip cookie recipes. It keeps the cookie moist and chewy while giving them an extra little lift.
- Vanilla- I always love adding a little vanilla to my chocolate chip cookies for an extra depth of flavor.
- Baking soda– This is a leavening agent to help the cookies rise.
- Salt– Always add salt to balance the sweetness of your bakes goods or desserts!
- Semi sweet chocolate chips– Use good quality semi sweet chocolate chips to make your cookies taste even better!
What is Nutella? and what is it made out of?
Nutella is one of the best-tasting chocolate spreads ever. It is a chocolate hazelnut spread that is often spread on toast or if you’re me enjoyed by the spoonful with no self-control!
It is made out of sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts (and lots of them!), cocoa powder, skim milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, and vanillin.
Nutella side note
When using Nutella, you might notice a slight separation when you open up your jar. You don’t want to use that Nutella without stirring the oil back into the chocolate spread mixture.
So before measuring your Nutella and placing it on a baking sheet heading to the freezer, make sure to stir it vigorously until everything is well mixed in.
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Step by step on how to make Nutella chocolate chip cookies
If you would like to see a step by step vide on how to make the cookie part of this recipe head to my small batch chocolate chip cookie article!
Start by lining as a small baking sheet or plate with parchment paper. After stirring the Nutella jar vigorously, use a measuring teaspoon to drop 11 dollops of Nutella on the parchment paper. Make sure to leave enough space between each dollop so they don’t merge together. Place in the freezer.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together. Add in the vanilla and the egg yolk and mix again until smooth.
Add in the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt) over the wet ingredient mixture. Stir just until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 11 equally sized cookie dough balls placing each one on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
To fill the chocolate chip cookies with Nutella, grad one cookie dough ball and flatten it between the palm of your hand, grab one dollop of Nutella from the freezer, place it in the middle, and gently for the edges of the cookie inwards, seal it and roll the cookie dough between the palm of your hands and place the cookie dough ball back on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with all the cookies making sure to pull out the Nutella dollops as you go, because they melt very fast!
Place the cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes. While the cookies are chilling, preheat the oven to 350F.
After the cookies are chilled for 30 minutes, bake them for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start looking a little golden brown and the center is still pale. The cookies might look underbaked but don’t worry! They will continue baking as they cool down.
When the cookies are out of the oven make sure to. let them chill on the baking sheet for 15 minutes and then transfer them onto a cooling wrack.
How to stuff cookies with Nutella
Don’t be intimidated by the Nutella stuffing part. It is actually very simple. All you need to do is:
- Drop a teaspoon worth of Nutella on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze.
- When the cookie dough is ready grab a cookie dough ball, flatten it in the palm of your hand and place one of the frozen dollops of Nutella right in the center of the flattened cookie dough.
- Gently fold the edges over the Nutella to seal the cookie perfectly, then roll the cookie dough into a ball again.
See I told you! Nothing to be scared about. These Nutella stuffed cookies are as easy as one two three!
FAQ-Frequently asked questions
Tips on how to make the best chocolate chip cookie with nutella!
As for many chocolate chip cookie recipes, the tips are fairly similar. But here is what I recommend for this Nutella stuffed cookie recipe:
- Do not over mix your cookie dough– When making chocolate chip cookies we want them to be as soft and chewy as possible so make sure to not over mix your cookie dough. When the flour disappears is when you should stop mixing.
- Pull out the frozen Nutella coins from the freezer one by one as you fill out the cookie dough– Depending on how hot it is where you’re at, the Nutella coins might melt very quickly. What I did was flatten the cookie dough in the palm of my hand and run to the freezer to grab one Nutella circle. I place it in the middle, fold the cookie on itself, roll it and then repeat the process with the rest of the cookie dough.
- Don’t skip the chilling time– Because our butter is softened at the start of this recipe, the chocolate chip cookie dough will be pretty soft. When cookie dough is too soft it ends up flattening too much when baked. So to keep your cookies nice and thick don’t skip the chilling time!
- Never over bake your chocolate chip cookies– This is on the same lines as the “don’t over mix the cookie dough” tip. To keep your chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy, over baking is not a good idea. The cookies might seem a little under baked when they come out of the oven but don’t worry about that, they will continue baking on the hot pan when they’re out of the oven.
How to Store the Cookies
These chocolate chip Nutella cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
You can also keep them in the fridge for a bit longer, make sure to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying them to get them ooey gooey again.
Can I freeze Nutella cookies?
Yes! You can freeze these cookies in an air-tight container and pull them out whenever you’re ready to enjoy them. Either let them thaw in the fridge overnight, on the countertop for a few hours or my favorite thing, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm p the cookies before enjoying them!
Nutella chocolate chip cookies
Nutella stuffed cookies are one of the most indulgent cookies there are! Make them with the kids or just to destress and enjoy a delicious batch of warm ooey gooey cookies in no time!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Start by lining a s small baking sheet or plate with parchment paper.After stirring the Nutella jar vigorously, use a measuring teaspoon to drop 11 dollops of Nutella on the parchment paper. Make sure to leave enough space between each dollop so they don't merge together. Place in the freezer.
While the Nutella is in the freezer, make the cookie dough.
- In a medium bowl, cream the butter and both sugars together. Add in the vanilla and the egg yolk and mix again until smooth.
- Add in the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, salt) over the wet ingredient mixture. Stir just until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Using a small cookie scooper, scoop out 11 equally sized cookie dough balls placing each one on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Time to fill the cookies with Nutella!
- To fill the chocolate chip cookies with Nutella, grad one cookie dough ball and flatten it between the palm of your hand, grab one dollop of Nutella from the freezer, place it in the middle and gently for the edges of the cookie inwards, seal it and roll the cookie dough between the palm of your hands and place the cookie dough ball back on the baking sheet. Repeat the process with all the cookies making sure to pull out the Nutella dollops as you go, because they melt very fast!
- Place the cookies in the freezer for 30 minutes. While the cookies are chilling, preheat the oven to 350F.
- After the cookies chilled for 30 minutes, bake them for 12-14 minutes or until the edges start looking a little golden brown and the centers is still pale. The cookies might look under baked but don't worry! They will continue baking as they cool down.
- When the cookies are out of the oven make sure to. let them chill in the baking sheet for 15 minutes and then transfer them onto a cooling wrack.
If you made it all the way down here, thank you so much! If you tried these cookies make sure to let us know how they turned out in the comments down below!
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