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Cookie Cups Stuffed With Nutella

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Have you ever had a cookie cup? Time to treat yourself these are awesome! These cookie cups stuffed with Nutella are so delicious on their own or you can fill them with fresh fruit, whipped cream, or my favorite, ice cream!

If you are a fan of cookies and you like Nutella, give these amazing cookie cups a try.

Step 1: Gather the Ingredients

Package of chocolate chip cookie dough and container of Nutella on a counter.

In order to make these yummy Nutella stuffed cookie cups you need just two ingredients if you are using storebought cookie dough, or more if making the dough from scratch.

  • Cookie dough – Use store-bought or homemade!
  • Nutella – Or you can use the store brand of hazelnut spread.
  • Toppings/Filling – Some of my favorites are fresh fruit, whipped cream, and ice cream.
Cookie cups filled with ice cream and topped with chocolate chips and nuts.

Tools/Equipment

  • Spoon
  • Muffin pan
  • Shortening or cooking spray
  • Butter knife or cake spatula
  • Food prep gloves (optional)

Step 2: How to Make Nutella Stuffed Cookie Cups

Homemade chocolate chip cookie dough in a large bowl on a counter.

Begin by making your cookie dough, you can pretty much use whatever cookie recipe that you want.

This chocolate chip cookie dough recipe is my favorite. If you don’t like chocolate chip cookie dough use snickerdoodle or sugar cookie dough, etc.

OR if you like, just use premade storebought cookie dough as shown in the image of the ingredients. The Tollhouse brand is great, but the generic store brand will work fine as well. There are plenty of options to choose from. But if you are already making cookies from scratch, just make more dough, or save half of it and make cookie cups as well!

When the dough is ready make sure to cover and chill it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: Fill that muffin pan

Hand pressing chocolate chip cookie dough into the cavity of a muffin pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or use shortening. If it is a nonstick pan, I wouldn’t worry about spraying the top, but if not, you may want to spray the top as well as the cavities. So the cookies don’t stick to the top after baking.

Take a chunk of cookie dough and with clean hands or wear gloves, press it down into a cavity of the muffin pan. This will make a pocket for Nutella.

Spoon placing Nutella into a cookie cup

Now spoon in about a Tablespoon or so of Nutella or a generic brand of hazelnut spread. You can also use peanut butter or the mini Reese’s peanut butter cups or homemade peanut butter cups.

Placing cookie dough on top of the unbaked cookie cups

Then take another smaller chunk of cookie dough and flatten it out into a disc and place it on top. Seal the edges with your fingers.

Continue filling up the rest of them. A 30-ounce container of storebought dough will make 9 to 10 of these.

Step 4: Bake the cookie cups

Homemade Nutella stuffed cookie cups ready to be baked.

Time to bake them!

Put the muffin pan on the middle rack and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the cookie cups and golden brown on top.

It may take a little longer or shorter depending on your oven.

If you fill them all the way up like me, they will bake over the top just like a muffin, don’t worry that is normal.

Allow them to cool completely and I mean completely before trying to remove them. If you do it too soon, the top will just come off of it, leaving the main part still in the cavity, haha. And if that does happen it’s okay it won’t affect how it tastes, it just won’t look as nice.

Step 5: Serve those cookie cups stuffed with Nutella

Cake spatula cutting cookie cups apart.

Once cooled to room temp, if needed, take a cake spatula or butter knife and cut the edges of the cookies to loosen them from each other. Sometimes they back together as shown and sometimes they don’t, it just depends on how full you fill the cups with cookie dough.

Nutella stuffed cookie cup in hands.

Then twist the cookie and the whole thing should come right out.

It is common for the middle of the cookie cup to sink in as it cools, making a perfect pocket to fill with toppings.

TIP: Once they are ready to be baked, if you actually chill the whole thing for 30 minutes before baking, the middle won’t sink in as much, if you do that, wait to preheat the oven until you want to bake them.

You can eat it by itself or fill it with more Nutella, whipped cream, fresh fruit, or ice cream!

Enjoy!

How long do cookie cups last?

These will last as long as normal cookies. If stored in an airtight container they will stay fresh for 7 to 10 days. You can also freeze them if you like.

Nutella stuffed cookie cups pin for Pinterest.
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Here are other dessert recipes you may like:

Shortbread Cookies Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Danish Butter Cookies

Hamantaschen Pie Crust Cookies

Nutella Stuffed Cookie Cups

These Nutella Stuffed Cookies cups are amazing!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time58 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, family, soft, sweet
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 619kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • spoon
  • Muffin pan
  • Shortening or cooking spray
  • Butter knife or cake spatula
  • Food prep gloves, optional

Ingredients

  • 30 oz Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough or use different cookie dough
  • 10 Tbsp of Nutella
  • Toppings/Filling – fresh fruit whipped cream, ice cream, etc.

Instructions

  • Make homemade cookie dough first or skip this step if using storebought cookie dough. Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F/176C with the main rack in the middle position.
  • Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or use shortening.
  • Take a large chunk of cookie dough and flatten it out into a disc then press it down into one of the cavities in the muffin pan. Use your fingers to shape it to the inside of the cup creating a pocket.
  • Spoon in some Nutella into the cookie pocket. Or use peanut butter, Rolos, or mini Reese's.
  • Flatten out another smaller chunk of dough and place it on the top, and seal the edges with your fingers. Continue making the rest of them.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • If needed use a spatula or butter knife and cut the edges of the cookie cups away from each other. Then give it a twist and pull it out.
  • Eat as is, or add fillings to the cookie cups, like diced fresh fruit, whipped cream, or my personal favorite, ice cream!

Video

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

Notes

NOTE: These are loaded with calories, you can make them smaller to reduce the calories per serving or just eat half at a time, haha. 
NOTE: The Nutritional facts do not include any toppings.
List of nutritional facts for cookie cups

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