Nutella Cookies

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Is there anything better than sugar cookies?! Normally I’d say no, but now I have to amend that to say that Nutella cookies are amazing and if you like sugar cookies you will love these soft and chewy Nutella sugar cookies!

During the holidays and pretty much all year long, baking provides not just a way to relax and unwind but also a nice way to create something special that my friends and family will enjoy. These Nutella cookies are no exception. They’re fun to make and everyone loves them!

Essentially we’re taking the lovable nature of a classic soft, chewy, sugar cookie and giving it an infusion of Nutella goodness. Nutella cookies come in all shapes and sizes. You can find recipes for stuffed Nutella cookies, others work in chocolate or white chips, and still other make sandwich cookies filled with Nutella.

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How are my Nutella cookies different?

These Nutella cookies, as you’ll see, are much simpler than all of that. You get the amazing flavor of Nutella (that we all love) with the ease of a sugar cookie batter. There’s no extra steps, no filling required, and you don’t have to worry about any weird textures.

I think this is the easiest soft and chewy Nutella cookie recipe out there! I appreciate that easy doesn’t equal boring in this case. These delicious cookies are always a crowd pleaser and I get to have an extra laugh knowing that I didn’t have to put in a bunch of extra hours in the kitchen!

What do I need to make Nutella sugar cookies?

  • 1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 2/3 Cup Nutella
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Hazelnut Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
Nutella Cookies in Progress

What kind of kitchen gadgets will make the process easier?

If you like to bake I’m sure you have a set up of all your favorite kitchen gear. If not, let me make a few suggestions!

I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it’s worth every penny to me! We use it for making shredded chicken, mashed potatoes, sauces, cookies, brownies, pudding, and everything in between. We don’t even have a hand mixer anymore!

Whenever I make cookies now I use silicone baking mats on my heavier cookie sheets. The heavier half sheet pans mean a more even heat distribution and the baking mats help keep anything from sticking. They allow the cookies to get a nice solid base without burning! The ones I have are designed for properly sizing macaroons but we use them for everything from cookies to baked chicken. They are very versatile and one of my favorite kitchen gadgets for baking.

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How to make soft and chewy Nutella cookies:

  1. With an electric or stand mixer blend together the butter, Nutella, sugar, and cream cheese. 
  2. Add in extracts and egg, beat until everything is nicely combined.
  3. Add in your baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in  flour a little at a time beating in between additions until the flour is all incorporated.
  4. Mold dough into a cylinder shape about 3 inches in diameter and wrap it with plastic wrap or wax paper. 
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375. Slice your dough into ¼ inch slices and place it on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the center is set.
  8. Let cool a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet.
  9. Move to cooling racks to cool completely.

Why do I let these cool on the cookie sheet?

Letting the cookies rest for a few minutes after you pull them out of the oven allows them to finish cooking a bit but it also lets the edges get a bit more done than the middles.

This is what will help your Nutella cookies have a soft and chewy texture! Cooling them completely on wire racks after they’re removed from the sheets will mean cookie perfection, though we’ve been known to snag a few very warm ones before they’re cooled!

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Printable Nutella Sugar Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 24 Cookies

Soft & Chewy Nutella Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Nutella Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Baking Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • *1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • *2/3 Cup Nutella
  • *1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • *1/4 Cup Cream Cheese (softened)
  • *1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • *1/4 tsp Hazelnut Extract
  • *1 Egg
  • *3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • *1 tsp Baking Powder
  • *1/2 tsp Salt
  • *1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Instructions

    1. With an electric or stand mixer blend together the butter, Nutella, sugar, and cream cheese.
    2. Add in extracts and egg, beat until everything is nicely combined.
    3. Add in your baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in flour a little at a time beating in between additions until the flour is all incorporated.
    4. Mold dough into a cylinder shape about 3 inches in diameter and wrap it with plastic wrap or wax paper.
    5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
    6. Preheat your oven to 375. Slice your dough into ¼ inch slices and place it on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
    7. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the center is set.
    8. Let cool a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet.
    9. Move to cooling racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 28g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g
I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Do you have any other dessert recipes I should try?

I’m so glad you asked because I have a couple amazing dessert recipes that you won’t want to miss out on. These are my favorites right now but you can peruse all the great dessert recipes here at Cook Clean Then Repeat as well.

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