Day 11: Peanut Butter & Nutella Swirl Cookies






Day 11 of my 12 days of cookies: I admit, there’s a whole lot of peanut butter going on in this year’s 12 days of cookies. Why? Perhaps those two giant sized family pack of Skippy at Costco was a bit too much for two people. Whoops.

I made these a while ago when I went wine tasting and everyone loved them. Maybe one day peanut butter and Nutella cookies will replace the cheese and crackers in wine tasting. If that were the case, I’d definitely go wine tasting a lot more. These cookies were sturdy, thick, and soft. They also had a bit of a crumb texture, but it’s just the right amount. Try not to swirl the Nutella in completely.. you want ribbons of it going through the dough. Recipe from Delightful Bitefuls.

Day 11: Peanut Butter & Nutella Swirl Cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Approx. 1/4 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Gradually add the flour, baking soda and salt. Drizzle Nutella on top of the dough then swirl it through the dough with a butter knife.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for 15 minutes. Roll the dough into tablespoon sized balls and use a fork to gently flatten the balls and create a criss-cross pattern. P
  4. Bake for 7-10 minutes.




  1. Anonymous says

    So bummed – I can’t for the life of me figure out what I did wrong here, but my dough was SO crumbly that I could barely make the cookies. Mind you, I’m still sitting here enjoying one of the few I was able to shape into a cookie, but the dough was like powder. I’ll be making again to try to get it right next time because even when it didn’t go quite right, they were still so good!

  2. Anonymous says

    There was definitely too much flour in the recipe. Or it needed vegetable oil or something. The dough was crumbly and the cookies never spread while baking. I need to keep tweaking it to see what’s wrong.

  3. Kuuleialoha says

    Followed this recipe to the tee and it turned out moist and scrumptious! They r fantastic! Definitely making this again! Thank you for sharing!

  4. says

    These look great! I just bought myself a jar of Nutella (I’d never tried it before today) and am dying to start baking with it. Do you mind if i share this recipe on my blog (and link back of course!)
    You have a lot of great recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Alicia says

    I too had a very very crumbly batch. I added a little milk, another egg and some more peanut butter. Hopefully that helps.

  6. mindy says

    I agree with the fellow commenters that the dough came out very crumby. next time I will add coconut oil or milk. Also, nutella does not spread very well so i didn’t get those ribbons that she mentions. that’s OK, though. nutella is delicious whether it’s ribbon-y or blobby.

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