Who's up for a ridiculously easy cookie recipe? I'm talking several ingredients that I'm sure you have, dump them all in a bowl, mix with a spoon (or your hands) and bake. The result? A decadent and dangerously addictive soft cookie with chewy edges. This easy Nutella cookies recipe a must try! The magic behind this recipe is that Nutella already includes most of the ingredients for chocolate cookies (sugar, chocolate, and oil). So just a few more additions and you're set. That's what makes them really convenient. I love to bake on a whim and knowing that I need minimal ingredients means I can enjoy these whenever I want!
Ingredients you need for these Nutella cookies
As promised, the ingredients you need are basic and almost always on hand.
How to make this easy Nutella cookies recipe
Let me walk you through the steps, but I promise it'll be short:
- Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl until combined
- Add the Nutella, whisked egg, melted butter and flour and mix well. I like to use my hands to ensure everything is well incorporated and there is no streaks of flour
- Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. This will help ensure the cookies don't spread too much
- Form into similar sized balls and place on a cookie sheet a few inches apart. They will spread so make sure you leave enough space!
- Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. This will depend on your oven.
FAQs and Expert Tips
How do I know the cookies are ready? You want to ensure you're around the 10-12 minute mark and that they cookies still look soft when you take them out. They will continue to cook and set as they are cooling. Overbaking them will lead to a crunchier cookie texture. Baking them perfectly will yield a soft cookie with chewy edges.
How do I store these cookies? The best way to store them is in an airtight container so they stay soft. If you feel like they hardened slightly overnight, you can pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to heat them up before enjoying them.
Gifting idea using these cookies!
One day I was browsing the internet (as you do) and I came across these cute mini Nutella jars and fell in love. I immediately thought of this recipe, and since it was during the holiday season, I thought these would make such a cute gift. So I wrapped up the cookies in clear plastic wrap and tied a mini Nutella jar to it. Cute, right?
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Easy Nutella Cookies
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 cup flour
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Start by preheating the oven to 350F
- In a bowl, add the flour and baking powder and mix well
- Next, add the Nutella, whisked eggs and melted butter
- Mix well using a spoon or your hands until combined and no streaks of flour are visible
- Place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes so the cookie dough can firm up (this prevents the cookies from spreading too much)
- Form into balls and place a few inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet (cookies will spread so leave some space)
- Bake for 10-12 minutes on the middle rack. Ovens will vary so take them out when they are firm but still slightly soft. Overbaking these cookies will result in a harder/crunchier texture
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes then enjoy! The texture should be soft with chewy edges
- Store these cookies in an airtight container
- They may harden slightly overnight and become more chewy. You can still enjoy them like that, or if you like really soft cookies, pop them in the microwave for 1 minute
Are these freeze able? Thank you
Amina Al-Saigh says
Yes definitely! You can freeze them raw or baked. Place them in a single layer, flash freeze, then pop them in a freezer bag.
Linda Mudawar says
Hi I’m going to make these for a cookie competition! Do I sift the flower?
Amina Al-Saigh says
Sure you can! But you don't have to. 🙂 Good luck!
Delicious and easy to make. Thank you for this recipe. It came together fairly quickly and we all enjoyed it after iftar!
I wish you had thrown in that they finish in 15 minutes too! My family literally inhaled these
these cookies were so delicious! they tasted so good and they were so easy to make! thank you so much for the recipe. it definitely a keeper! <3
I'm so glad to hear Alijah! Thanks so much for the feedback 🙂
These cookies were so good! Really great recipe to do with kids. I imagine older kids could do this on their own pretty easily. Nutella flavour really comes through.
Thanks so much for the feedback Sumera! 🙂
I had never tried Nutella until I saw this recipe. (I know!) I made a few batches...these were really good. So simple, but so good! It’s cookie making weather, so I think these will be baking here soon.
So glad you loved them! Thank you for the feedback! 🙂
These are SO good and warning: SUPER addictive! I may or may not have finished almost an entire batch while my kids were asleep ????.
Best part: my 4 and 7 year olds can make these without any help from me (minus using the oven of course)!
That's the best thing ever Zahra! So glad your kids can enjoy making these. 🙂
Loved these cookies! So delicious ???? and super easy to make !
Thank you so much for the review!!
disclaimer: this review is coming from someone who has never baked cookies in the whole 21 years planet earth has been graced with her presence bc she's lazy as frick and someone whose mama isn't the biggest fan of cookies, and such.
these were BOMB. they tasted (and smelled) like heaven, my brother broke his fast with 3 of these as soon as the adhan went off and my mum ordered me to move the tray because she couldn't stop eating them. they were so good she said to give some to our neighbours!!
they required the LITTLEST effort and took the shortest amount of time to make. i also added chopped hazelnuts for some crunch and to compliment the nutella.
honestly the best nutella cookies, or cookies in general, EVER.
Zahraa - your reviews are hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh. SO glad you and the family enjoyed these. 🙂
My family and I loved the cookies! So easy to make and very delicious! My parents aren’t a fan of anything chocolaty but they absolutely loved these cookies. It was the highlight of our iftar. Thank you for sharing!
I'm so glad I could make your iftar delicious! So glad your parents enjoyed them, it's always so nice to impress them, right? 🙂
Afifah Haque says
I attempted to make your Nutella cookies recipe and it turned out amazing!
Although I halved the recipe since I was short on Nutella. However, I still added in a whole egg which was wrongdoing on my part. So I just gradually kept adding flour by the tbsp until a good dough formed. The texture ended up being more cakey so I enjoy it with a scoop of ice cream!
Hope Ramadan is going well for your family! Thank you so much for the recipe! ❤️
So glad you managed to work with what you have! Good thinking on your part. Thanks for the review!!
Loved these cookies! So easy, and delicious!!
I'm so glad they worked out for you! Thanks for your lovely review 🙂
Just made these, so easy and delicious!!
Thanks for trying them Muddasira! Glad you liked them.
Tried this recipe...easy peasy for us mums....and super yummy
Amazing recipe! My cookies came out perfect ????
Yay! So glad to hear you enjoyed it 🙂
Just made these! So quick and easy to make! Couldn’t stop myself from eating these cookies! Another great recipe.
Thanks so much for the feedback Sana! So glad you enjoyed them!
Super easy to make! Would taste even better with a scoop of vanilla gelato to balance the nuttiness.
Yum! I agree - that would be delicious.
These were so easy and so yummy! A total keeper!
Thanks for the review Sarah! Means a lot coming from you.