Nutella Cookies

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between.  Good luck eating just one!

One can never have enough cookie recipes. Truth be told, these Kitchen Sink Cookies are probably my go-to cookie recipe. They’re delicious…and they literally include everything except for the kitchen sink. But then I think about a good sugar cookie. Man, I love sugar cookies! Oh, and then oatmeal raisin cookies. Those things are addictingly delicious! So we’re back to where we started. One can never have enough cookie recipes.

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

So let’s add another cookie to the list of favorites: Nutella Cookies. These sandwich cookies are a classic shortbread cookie – buttery, slightly crunchy and quite tasty. But then you add in a nice schmear of Nutella between those shortbread cookies. The combination? Let’s just say I dare you to eat only one of these cookies. I tried. I failed.

Nutella Cookies

I initially set out to make just a classic sandwich cookie here. 2 shortbread cookies with a Nutella filling in-between. However, at the last minute, I decided to add a fun twist. I grabbed my tiny round cookie cutter and cut a hole in the top of half of the unbaked cookies. I wanted to make sure you could really see that Nutella filling.

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

To make these fun Nutella Cookies, you will need a tiny round cookie cutter. I have this set of cookie cutters (also known as biscuit cutters) and the smallest one is just 1″ wide. It was perfect for these cookies.

I also highly recommend dusting the top cookies with a bit of powdered sugar before assembling these cookies. That extra step adds such a fun visual appeal – and a little extra powdered sugar is never a bad thing!

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

Nutella. You probably know that it’s a chocolate hazelnut spread. It’s kinda like peanut butter…except it’s chocolate. But get this. The proportion is actually 70% hazelnuts and 30% chocolate. That’s right – hazelnuts play a bigger role than chocolate in Nutella. Add that to your list of ‘fun facts to know and share.’ And speaking of sharing, go ahead and share some of these Nutella Cookies with your friends. Everyone loves a good cookie! Happy baking!

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

Did you make a batch of these Nutella Cookies at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog) – I’d love to see your version!

These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

Nutella Cookies

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 30 sandwich cookies
Calories: 136kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar plus more for dusting
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Nutella

Instructions

  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes on medium speed).
  • Add the flour, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix on low speed until a stiff dough forms. Shape dough into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  • Working on a lightly-floured surface, roll the dough out into a 10”x13” rectangle.
  • Cut cookies into 1½” squares. Place cookies ½” apart on the prepared baking sheets. (Note: Cookies will not expand much while baking so feel free to keep them close on the pan.)
  • Reroll any leftover scraps and repeat process until all dough has been used.
  • Using a small round cookie cutter, cut circles out of the middle of half of the cookies.
  • Refrigerate baking sheets (with dough) for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Using a small fork, prick the tops of the cookies in several places.
  • Bake at 325°F for 20-22 minutes, or until edges of cookies turn light brown. Let cookies cool fully.
  • Dust tops of the cut-out cookies with confectioner’s sugar.
  • Spread Nutella on top of whole cookies and top with the cut-out cookies.
These Nutella Cookies feature buttery shortbread cookies with a schmear of Nutella in between. Good luck eating just one!

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17 Comments

  1. cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan butter i never had nutella cookies before perfect for my office snacks love ypur recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    1. Thanks so much, Ramya! I haven’t tried making these cookies with vegan butter. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a try!

    1. I don’t keep Nutella in the house, either – it’s too tempting to just reach over and grab a spoonful! 🙂 But it’s worth picking up a jar to make a batch of these cookies. They’re SO good. Thanks, Kathy!!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh, you bet I’m eating more than one of these delicious Nutella cookies! I have a jar on hand, besides eating it straight out of the jar, I know what I’m gonna do with it! Perfect with a tall, cold glass of milk right about now. 🙂

    1. I like where you’re going here, Dawn – a cold glass of milk and one or six of these cookies sounds pretty darned fantastic right about now! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    You are so right! One can never have enough cookie recipes – or cookies for that matter- especially homemade ones like these!! I love your idea to cut a whole in the top ones cos that peek-a-boo Nutella filling has me drooling! Fantastic batch, my friend!

    1. The peek-a-boo was a last minute addition (errr…subtraction??) as I was thinking you wouldn’t be able to see the Nutella sandwiched in between the cookies. I really like how these turned out – and they didn’t last long around here, either. Thanks, Shashi!!

  4. I’m not a huge fan of too sweet cookies, so shortbread is my kind of cookies. I mean, ruch, buttery, and so delicate – what not to love about them? And since they’re moderately sweet, they’re a good vessel for fillings. Now, I’m not a huge fan of Nutella, but I clearly can see these with dulce de leche…and I also can clearly see myself munching the entire plate all by myself (okay, okay, I might leave you a few!)

    1. I hear ya, Ben – a good buttery shortbread cookies is hard to beat! I mean, to be fair, I like almost all kinds of cookies…but these Nutella cookies turned out really well! I could see you making the same cookie but with dulce de leche inside. I might have to try that myself next time!!

  5. 5 stars
    Such cute and decadent cookies! Love how creative you got with the cut outs and the powdered sugar! Save a few for me!

  6. 5 stars
    Everything about these Nutella cookies is lovely, absolutely lovely. And because you always eat with your eyes first, these are definitely appealing to the eyes. Love that you cut out the circle to display the Nutella. Now I’m craving these. They’ll be on my cookie rotation for sure. Thanks so much for sharing David.

    1. You make a good point, Kristy – we always eat with our eyes first. Some of my favorite recipes have been ones that are, uh, “visually challenging.” It’s so sad because they taste so good… Either way, these Nutella Cookies look fun AND taste great, too. Win-win!

  7. kitchen sink cookies? how interesting. what does it mean exactly? I adore nutella tho it’s not really on my eating plan anymore 🙁 i heard someone say nootella the other day on youtube. so funny!

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