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Chewy Nutella Cookies

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My indecisiveness really gets me into trouble sometimes. Case in point – these Chewy Nutella Cookies. Last night I was left feeling torn between posting these cookies or some dirty chai granola that has been sitting in the corner alone waiting to be posted for the last three weeks. Both are equally awesome, which is why I was feeling so torn between the two. So who do I turn to to help solve the problem? Facebook. And frankly y’all aren’t any help either!! It was a 50/50 split between the two. It came down to me actually counting the responses and they were EVEN! Next, flip the all knowing and omnipotent coin. There is a shameful number of times that I have turned to a coin to help me make difficult decisions in life – this being one of those times. Cookies are serious business, people!

And these are ridiculously serious business.

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I couldn’t stop eating these. Sure taking them into work managed to get rid of half of them, but the remaining cookies laid around the house tempting me, torturing me, and each time I walked into the kitchen a piece of one cookie would find it’s way into my face. Breaking off pieces of cookies seemed like a not-quite-as-bad-for-me alternative to devouring the whole cookie in two large and wholly unladylike bites.

My logic has failed me again.

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But it’s cookies, soft and chewy, laden with my life blood, chocolate spirit animal, number one addiction NUTELLA.

Ben can’t stand the stuff and looks at me like I’ve committed the most grievous of sins as I go spoon deep into a jar of Nutella to curb me sweet fix. But I console my jar of Nutella from Ben’s venomous stare, dipping into again to let it know that it is loved, so much. Like a puppy. And edible puppy. Wait, that took a turn for the dark. Sorry about that. But hopefully it conveys the depths of my adoration for this creamy, hazelnutty spread.


And these – you need. N-E-E-D. I swear. And if you can’t make a decision about major decisions in your life – don’t ask Facebook, it won’t be of any help at all. I need a cookie. Or granola. Crap, back at square 1.

For other Cookie Classics Check these out!

Caramel Macchiato Cookies

Brown Butter White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Biscoff Cookie Truffles

Chewy Nutella Cookies

Yield: 24

Prep Time: 10 Minutes + 1 hour chilling

Cook Time: 12 Minutes

Total Time: 2 Hours

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1 ½ cup Flour
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
¼ tsp Salt
½ cup Butter, softened
⅔ cup Sugar
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Milk or heavy cream
1 tsp Vanilla
½ cup Nutella
1 cup Hazelnuts, finely chopped


Whisk together flour, cocoa and salt in large bowl. With a mixer combine butter and sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add in egg, milk/or cream, and vanilla, mixing until incorporated. Lastly add in ½ cup Nutella and combine. With mixer on low, slowly add in flour mixture and combine. Cover dough and place in fridge for at least one hour to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, roll dough into finely chopped hazelnuts. Pat additional hazelnut pieces into dough if desired. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool on wire rack.


24 Responses to “Chewy Nutella Cookies”

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — March 1, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    Faaaabulous. I love a chewy cookie!

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    Heidi @ Bits of Sunshine — March 1, 2013 @ 6:26 am

    I am certainly glad you posted these! They look so good! And just in time for my week end baking! How can anyone NOT like nutella! I can eat it by the spoonful!These look so nice and easy to make! Can’t wait to try them! ANd I will be back to check on that granola!

  3. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — March 1, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    Ooooh mama. I want to be all up in that cookie business.

  4. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — March 1, 2013 @ 6:45 am

    I think chewy cookies are the best. And when they have Nutella. Just forgetaboutit. Swoon.

  5. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — March 1, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Who doesn’t love a good chewy cookie? Let me rephrase that by saying who doesn’t love cookies period! These look great!

  6. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — March 1, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Oh Ben….Ohhhhhh Ben….nutella is so loveable! My bf isn’t a huge fan of nutty flavor (he’d die of caffein deprivation before drinking a nut-flavored coffee) so I can see Ben’s dislike for nutella. But I’m right there with you, breaking off chunks of nutell cookie and dipping it in nutella. Can’t wait to see the dirty granola!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — March 1, 2013 @ 7:20 am

    The hazelnuts on top are a great touch. I would kill these.

  8. #
    deanna — March 1, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    Oh my goodness…I need to make these. And I also DON’T need to make them. But I will make them AND eat them. I know this about myself. MyFitnessPal is going to lecture me. I’m sure of it. But I won’t hear it over the crunching of hazelnuts. 🙂

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — March 1, 2013 @ 7:41 am

    These would stand no chance at our house – I mean, if they ever even made it onto the baking sheet it’d be a stinking miracle!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 1, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    Remind me to never ask you for advice when I’m in desperate indecisive mode lol We’re both equally horrible about that stuff. But good lord these look gooood.

  11. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — March 1, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    Seeeeeeriously. That secret thing we talked about…times a thousand. For real 😉

  12. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — March 1, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    Chewy and Nutella are two of my hot words!! Send me 1000 of these 😉

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    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — March 1, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Your Indecisiveness payed off because these cookies look down right sinful. And all of a sudden I have a huge craving for Nutella. Hmmm, I wonder why? ; )

  14. #
    Little Kitchie — March 2, 2013 @ 4:49 am

    These sound incredible and, yes, very addictive! These would be dangerous around me!

  15. #
    Wendy — March 2, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Chewy cookies are my favorite. Being allergic to tree nuts, nutella isn’t an addiction of mine (though don’t let me near a jar of Biscoff butter with a spoon) but I think I can make these with chocolate peanut butter instead. I’m going to try this weekend. Thanks!

  16. #
    Kathryn — March 2, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I need these in my life.

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    Pat Pratt — March 11, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    Just made these cookie. I changed a couple of things, first I added Cup for Cup flour to make them gluten free and I also toasted the hazelnuts before adding to the dough. Very good cookie.

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    Mads — March 17, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    I just made these, but I only had peanuts on hand. They were delicious!!! Rich and chocolatey. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks!

    • Megan replied: — March 17th, 2014 @ 6:44 pm

      Monumentally thrilled you loved them Mads!!


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