Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I baked a whole bunch for my boyfriend’s grandma’s 70th birthday. Let me tell you, the Argentinians sure do know how to throw a party AND party. They went all out and hired a company that cooks the meat in your backyard. Literally. They made their own huge fire pit to roast all of the meat on. The caterers cooked from noon til nearly eight o’ clock at night, and they serve it to you fresh off the grill. The first round was chicken and pork ribs, so naturally, I nearly stuffed my face full. Little did I know that that was only the appetizer! There was still two rounds of beef afterward and I couldn’t eat another bite! Such a shame. :(

Regardless of how great the food is, I’m the girl that’s always waiting for dessert. No matter how much food I eat, I always have room for dessert. How can you not? The dessert table at the party didn’t disappoint, either. Gabe’s other grandma made home-made tiramisu and dulce de leche. She also made alfajores (which is so time consuming!) to top it all off. I need to have a observing day to sit in the kitchen and watch her make everything so that I can learn all of her secrets. Her flan is to die for!

Out of all the cookies I baked, this one was my favorite. I actually have never tried nutella until I met Gabe. We somehow came onto the topic of nutella on our first date, and he found out that I’ve never tried it. He instantly drove me to his house, opened up the can of nutella in his pantry, and grabbed a spoonful for me to taste. Umm, hello? How have I been missing out on this hazelnut goodness all my life? Ever since then, I could never turn it down. I keep asking my mom to buy the Costco sized nutella jar cause the ones at the grocery store are just so gosh darn expensive and I go through it like I go through flour and sugar.

I first saw this recipe over at Sugar Cooking and decided to use her version instead of the original one that she linked to. The original uses chopped hazelnuts instead of chocolate chips, but I didn’t have any on hand. The result was a very chewy and moist cookie with nutella as the main flavor. I’m really glad the chocolate didn’t overpower the hazelnut taste. I also used the whole stick of butter instead of 7 tbsp (who the heck uses just a tbsp shy of a whole stick of butter?! Not me!).


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temp.
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Mix together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside dry ingredients.
  2. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in Nutella and vanilla extract. Mix in egg.
  3. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Add chocolate chips.
  4. Chill for at least 1 hour.
  5. Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake at 350 for about 11 minutes until the edges look set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then carefully remove to cooling racks.

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  1. says

    Umm, I have a confession to make- My name is Rachel and I have never {ever} had Nutella. Your cookies have given me the push I need to change that. These will be made in my kitchen, soon. VERY soon! :)

  2. says

    I too ALWAYS have room for dessert. It’s a blessing, or a curse!

    This recipe came at the perfect time…I recently made pb nutella brownies that didn’t taste like nutella. I was so disappointed! Must try these instead!

  3. says

    I didn’t have Nutella until sophomore year of college when I went to France. I promptly packed two of the largest containers I could find in Europe thinking I would never have Nutella again unless I brought it with me. Ha! These cookies look amazing. Glad you had fun!

  4. says

    I am going to make these this weekend because my husband is a HUGE Nutella fan!

    The party for Gabe’s grandma’s 70th birthday sounds like it was a blast! Is Gabe excited about your decision to attend pastry school in Paris? I’m sure he’ll miss the heck out of you.


  5. says

    I love Nutella cookies! I make them every year for Eid. I’m a fan of chewy, but since everyone else in the household loves them crunchy, I bake at a lower temperature for a longer time.

    Yours look perfect! I think it’s time I made some for myself, all chewy and moist!

  6. says

    These look yummy!! I love nutella and hadn’t ever tried it until a few years ago…now I curse the day! I eat it all the time, with spoon, finger, fork. Those tubs don’t stand a chance in my house :)

  7. says

    Oh wow, these look amazing! My husband has a softball tournament this weekend and I think this is just the cookie they all need to help their hitting! ;)

  8. Cappy says

    I made these last night following the recipe exactly (except for using salted butter… I love salt!) They came out perfectly! Crispy around the edges, chewy, delicious! Thank you!!

  9. says

    i went to argentina a few months ago. the food was TO DIE FOR. i had the best beef i ever had there. one of my favorite dishes was the bifa a la mostaza.

    i love nutella, and so does my gf. we will be sure to check this recipe out.

  10. Holly says

    Not sure if you go back and read comments on old posts…

    These looked so good and I just happened to have a jar of Nutella laying around. I doubled the recipe and followed the recipe, except that I chilled it overnight instead of just for an hour.
    The texture is perfect, they look amazing, but there is really little Nutella flavor! The dominant flavor is cinnamon, I would say. I noticed that when I first made the batter the smell of Nutella was very strong, but it wasn’t this morning when I was scooping it up and putting it on the pans. Any idea why that might be? I covered the dough in saran wrap while it was in the fridge, so it shouldn’t have had too much gas exchange…

  11. Alissa says

    These are amazing! I love Nutella, I made these the other day for my husband and he ate almost the entire batch. Definitely a great recipe!

  12. says

    This recipe was awesome! I made 35 cookies using the recipe last night and I think I have about 5 left today after my boyfriend and friend got thru them during last night’s snow storm. Thank you!

  13. says

    These cookies are phenomenal!! Thanks for posting this. I loved to see people give a quizzical look when I said they contained Nutella in them….followed by a bite…followed by a MMM!! THESE ARE AWESOME!

    Smiles all around.

  14. says

    I just made it, it come out so good, crispy outside and a bit chewey inside, sweet enough.I follow the recipe but I didn’t put cinemon becoz I don’t like it and I add some nut. I chilled it just 20mins and then bake. Maybe next time I will reduce suger a bit and add more nut.
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe :)

  15. Anonymous says

    I use 7 tbsp of butter instead of 8 in my own chocolate chip cookie recipe because it makes a slight difference and I prefer the 7 tbsp. You wouldn’t htink it would matter, but after all, baking is a science.

  16. Mayan_p says

    Hi there! I have to tell you i made those cookies with an Israeli chocolate spread called “Shahar” instead of the nuttela and instead of chocolate chips I put m&m’s, it came out dreamy!!
    thanks for the recipe :)



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