nutella chocolate chip cookies

by Amy on 15 February 2011

is there anything more delicious than nutella? probably not. when i ran across this recipe on erins food files a few weeks ago, i knew i needed an excuse to make them as soon as possible. with a cookie swap party to attend this past sunday, + valentine’s day yesterday, it seemed like the perfect time to whip up a dozen (or three dozen in my case, most of which have already been eaten).

these cookies are insanely delicious. i’m not huge on sweets, but i ate three within an hour of making them. honey put back 4 of ’em (really) in about ten minutes. a few things to note – they look crispy in these pictures, but they aren’t. instead, they’re wonderfully chewy, exactly how i like cookies to be.  also, in the midst of making them, i discovered i was out of both frangelico + vanilla extract (the horror!), so in a moment of creativity, i substituted godiva chocolate liqueur which was a perfect substitute.

i’m so happy i stumbled across this recipe + even happier now that i’ve successfully made them. this cookie recipe is definitely a keeper – give ’em a try!

nutella cookies

makes about 3 dozen cookies, adapted from culinary concoctions by peabody, as seen on erins food files


½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup nutella
1 egg
½ tsp. frangelico or vanilla extract
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips


preheat oven to 350 degrees.

cream butter with an electric mixer about 1 minute until smooth. add in both sugars. beat on high speed about 3 minutes until light + fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
with the mixer on low, add the egg + frangelico (or vanilla). then add the Nutella + mix well.

in a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, + salt. add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, + mix on low speed until incorporated. increase the speed to medium + mix just until the dough is smooth. fold in chocolate chips.

using a small ice cream scoop (or a teaspoon) form the dough into balls + place on greased cookie sheet.

bake 6-7 minutes. let cookies cool about 5 minutes + transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 leah February 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Oh wow, these look amazing! I’ll be making these asap. Thanks for the recipe!

2 amy February 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

let me know how they turn out + enjoy ’em!

3 ErinsFoodFiles February 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Your cookies look perfect! YUM! And Godiva liqueur! Wow… Great substitute!

4 amy February 15, 2011 at 5:42 pm

ha, thanks! i gave myself a high five on the godiva substitute, too. =)

5 Jessica February 18, 2011 at 9:18 am

You can’t go wrong with Nutella. I can’t wait to make these + share them with hubby + the kiddos. I know they’ll be a huge hit!

6 amy February 18, 2011 at 9:30 am

i hope they are a big success – let me know how they turn out!

7 Sinclair February 20, 2011 at 12:25 am

I can personally say that these cookies are delicious…and the extras from the cookie party are still delicious a week later!!!! LOVE these (and to think I’d never had nutella)!

8 amy February 20, 2011 at 9:42 am

woohoo! i’m so glad you were able to try ’em in person (+ that i was able to see you). =) i’ve already made 5 dozen more since the cookie party. crazy! they’ve been super popular!

9 Lesley June 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

oh wow!! I LOVE nutella!! I thought it couldn’t get much better than the amazing nutella/banana combo ice cream that the Piped Piper Creamery has or the nutella custard pie from Foxy Baking Co., but now I must bake these!!!!

10 amy June 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

you’re going to love them! they’re on extremely high cookie rotation here. =) the great thing is that i almost always have all of the ingredients in the house to make ’em, so i can whip up a batch on the spot whenever i’m craving a little nutella sweet.

11 vanessa June 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm

My hubby will love these! I can’t wait to try them out!

12 amy June 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm

i can personally attest that these are a huge hit with husbands of all kinds. i’m sure yours will love ’em, too! let me know how they turn out for you!

13 Heidi Alberti and Atticus Uncensored June 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I’m so happy you reposted this today — having a nutella craving! my brother’s favorite thing of all time is nutella & he’s visiting in a few weeks. I think I Must make some of these!

Thanks Amy

14 amy June 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm

your nutella-lovin’ brother is going to be thrilled with these. can’t wait to hear how it goes! =)

15 Bek June 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I can smell them. they look amazing!

16 The Waspy Redhead June 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

A) yum B) great photos C) Thanks for introducing me to Erin’s Foodie Files! Love her blog and adding it to my reader.

17 amy June 23, 2011 at 4:19 am

you are so welcome! erin rocks + i’m lucky to know her in real life. her blog, recipes + pics are just amazing. so glad i could introduce you to her!

18 BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} July 20, 2011 at 12:35 am

I made these cookies yesterday (with just the vanilla) and they were a huge hit. There are only a couple left. Definitely going to be making them again!! Thanks! :)

19 amy July 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm

yay! so glad you liked ’em! they are definitely my go-to cookie recipe + always a crowd pleaser. you can’t go wrong with nutella! =)

20 Chelsea December 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

Absolutely fantastic! I used vanilla extract because it’s what I had around — but your last minute substitution of Godiva liqueur sounds devine, and I will likely use that next time :)

21 amy December 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

so glad they turned out fabulous for you! aren’t they just the yummiest things? + pretty easy to make, too, which is always a nice plus. =)

22 Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray June 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Ohhhh, hello! Be still my heart…Nutella makes me swoon!

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