Perfect Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are my weakness, and whenever I’m craving them, I immediately think of these delicious Nutella chocolate chip cookies. I used to have these cookies are on constant rotation in my household – they are so popular I sometimes had to bake them three times a week!
(ps. 80 Ways to Eat Nutella!)


These cookies satisfy any chocolate, crunchy and chewy craving you might possibly have. Almost like a regular chocolate chip cookie, but made special with the addition of Nutella, which is a pantry staple in our home. These are great for the holidays as a yummy indulgence or for a Christmas cookie exchange!

nutella-cookies-2This recipe can make between 18 – 36 cookies, depending on the size. I will offer substitutions that I absolutely know will work, but do NOT use anything but Nutella. I have tried other “chocolate hazelnut spreads” and the cookies turned out too crispy and thin – ie. not perfect. The picture above shows cookie dough balls that are approximately 1/8th of a cup each, slightly smooshed down, and a few chocolate chips added to the tops – this is to make them look like those fabulous cookies you see in magazines!


Keep in mind that this is NOT the healthiest of recipes, these cookies will not help you lose weight – so if there isn’t a crowd of people coming over, bake them and freeze them! Give them away if you can! These cookies cause addictive behaviour and I will not be held liable for that! Enjoy 🙂

4.9 from 11 reviews
Perfect Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
The most perfect Nutella chocolate chip cookies!
  • 2½ cups Cake Flour OR 2¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ – ⅓ cup of Nutella + ¼ – ⅓ cup extra
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + ⅓ cup extra
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt, then set aside.
  3. In a food processor (with regular s-blade) or in a mixer, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Add the vanilla, then the eggs, and mix until combined.
  5. Add ¼-1/3 cup of Nutella.
  6. With mixer or processor on low speed, gradually add the flour until just combined.
  7. Fold in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  8. Add remaining ¼ cup to ⅓ cup of Nutella, and mix in so it is streaking in the dough – this gives the cookie more of a marbled effect.
  9. To make 36 cookies, scoop up a ¼ cup of dough into a ball, tear in half, roll smooth and place on baking sheet. To make larger cookies, scoop up ⅓ of the dough and tear in half, roll and place on sheet.
  10. I then press the dough balls down slightly, and add 3-5 chocolate chips on top.
  11. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should be very slightly browned, have crackled tops and look very soft and puffy (they will look underdone), but do not over bake.
  12. Allow to cool on sheets 5-10 minutes, then enjoy!

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47 thoughts on “Perfect Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Just made these for my husband and me. There is no denying that they are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! We could barely wait for them to cool off before jamming them into our faces. My only hangup is that my husband said he couldn’t really taste the hazelnut. I could taste it if I was looking for it, but I’d love to make the hazelnut flavor more prominent. I am just afraid the texture would get all jacked up – the ooey-gooeyness is definitely a major plus to these cookies. Also added some chopped almonds to one batch, and that turned out pretty well.

  2. These are my new favorite chocolate chip cookie! My daughter wanted to make chocolate chip cookies and I wanted to make something with Nutella. So, I googled Nutella chocolate chip cookies and found these. AMAZING!

  3. I love nutella and have tried adding it to just about everything. These cookies sound amazing and I love the addition of the chocolate chips on top – picture perfect I would say. Thanks for sharing on Recipe Sharing Monday.

  4. Had to check these cookies out when I read they included Nutella. Oh yeah..Pinning this for later. I guarantee when I make these, they won’t look as good as the ones pictured in this post.

  5. I made these today. They turned out great. I substituted the butter with 1/3 cup avocado oil. Added some hazelnuts and left out the 1c of sugar (1/2 c of brown sugar makes it sweet enough for us). Used a small ice cream scoop to place them on the cookie sheet. Made 18 large cookies. Excellent!

  6. I am so excited about these cookies. I made them for work and they were a huge success. I love cookies. I love Nutella. And I love baking. A perfect combo. My only concern is that my cookies came out really flat. Do you think it was my baking soda not being fresh enough? Any other suggestions?

  7. Okay, these sound incredible! The only problem is that my husband and I would end up fighting each other over who got to eat the last one!

  8. Yum, adding Nutella to chocolate chip cookies is a great idea, I cannot wait to give these a try. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. Number one on your Nutella list! I will have to add this to my recipe to do’s also. I am still in awe of you 80 ways to eat Nutella list. Thank you for all the hyperlinks!

  10. My favorite cookie is a chocolate chip cookie and the nutella raises the flavor of the cookie, the more chocolate the better 🙂

  11. Wow, I’ve been craving sweets this week. Seeing this recipe is wonderful. :). My daughter loves nutella . I can’t wsit to see her face when I make them. Thank you for sharing.
    Carol L

  12. I made these this evening and they were devoured by my family. I then went out and bought more Nutella to make them for a birthday celebration tomorrow. This recipe is a “keeper!” I bought some of these cookies to a family friend and the little girl said these are better than her family’s secret cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing!