Are you a fan of Nutella or other hazelnut spreads? I am! I am also addicted to cookies. Bring those two things together and you have one incredible match, Nutella cookies.
And the cool thing is, these Nutella cookies only require 3 ingredients. Yes, you read that correctly, only 3 ingredients!
If you love Nutella and you love cookies, you have got to give this simple recipe a try. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get baking!
Step 1: Gather the Ingredients
In order to make these delicious 3-ingredient Nutella Cookies you need the following:
- Nutella – You can’t make Nutella cookies without Nutella. Well actually you can, use any of your favorite hazelnut spreads. The store brand tends to be a little cheaper, so fell free to use that if you like.
- Flour – Use all-purpose/plain flour.
NOTE: There are optional ingredients that you can add like salt, walnuts or pecans, vanilla extract, and butter if you like.
- Sturdy spoon
- Sifter or just whisk the flour first
- Sheet pan
- Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
Step 2: How to make Nutella cookies with just three ingredients
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 F/176 C.
Add the Nutella to a large bowl. If you buy the 13 oz/371g size container of Nutella you can just use that whole thing, which is just slightly more than 1 cup.
Then add the large egg and mix. Once complete it will start to resemble a thick brownie batter/dough.
NOTE: At this time you can add optional ingredients like chopped pecans, walnuts, a splash of vanilla extract, and or about 2 Tablespoons of softened butter. But they are so yummy just with the basic three ingredients, I encourage you to try that first.
Now add in the flour about 1/3rd of it at a time. I sift the flour in, but that isn’t necessary, you can whisk it beforehand as well. Use a sturdy spoon to mix it or a stand mixer with a dough hook, or you can try your beaters as well.
This cookie dough gets really really thick. I like to use a fork after using a sturdy spoon to mix it in at the end.
Step 3: Roll and bake that Nutella cookies dough
Now using very clean hands, grab a heaping tablespoon worth of Nutella cookie dough and roll it up into a ball then place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
If you want the cookies to be flatter you can press them down a bit with your palm. Otherwise, they will turn out fatter and domed, which is how I like them.
Now time to bake those yummy Nutella cookies for 10 to 15 minutes. The time will vary depending on your oven and how large you make the cookies.
You should be able to get 12 to 15 cookies from this batch of Nutella cookie dough.
They are done when they are slightly cracked and feel a little dry to the touch. Allow them to cool for a few minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Give it a taste! They will taste like a mixture between a cookie and a brownie but have the flavor of Nutella! And they should be slightly fudgy on the inside. Enjoy!
Is there a subsitute for eggs?
I have not tried this recipe with any egg substitutes. If you have one that you regularly used with cookies, then give that a try. Some options are 2 Tbsp of water with 1 Tbsp of oil, or 1 Tbsp of cornstarch with 2 Tbsp of water, use half of a banana mashed, or 1/4th cup of applesauce. Those are common substitutes, but I have not tried them specifically with this recipe yet.
How long do Nutella cookies last?
These cookies will last 4 to 5 days if stored in an airtight container. You can also freeze them to extend the life to about 1 to 2 months.
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3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies
- Sturdy spoon
- Sifter or just whisk the flour first
- sheet pan
- parchment paper or silicone baking mat
- 1 cup of Nutella or generic hazelnut spread (360g)
- 1 cup of all-purpose flour you can use less down to 2/3 cup (120g)
- 1 large egg
- Preheat the oven to 350 F/176 C
- Add the Nutella and egg to a large mixing bowl and combine. Use a mixer or a sturdy spoon.
- Add the flour a third of it at a time. The dough will be thick, use a sturdy spoon or even a dough hook on your mixer. I like to use a fork at the end. Just like that the Nutella Cookies dough is ready.
- Using clean hands roll about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough, a little smaller than a golf ball, and place it on a sheet pan or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. You can make them smaller too if you wish. Repeat until you form all the cookies.
- Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. The time will vary depending on your oven and how large you make the cookies.
- They are done when they are slightly cracked and feel a little dry to the touch. Allow them to cool for a few minutes then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Then eat them. Enjoy!
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My grandson LOVES Nutella I will make these for him.
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I am confused, you commented on the recipe.
Hi I’m from the uk and can’t get my hands on all purpose flour. Would plain flour or self raising flour do the same job? Please as my kids are Nutella maddd 🙂
Hello! Yes plain flour is exactly the same as our all-purpose flour in the States. 🙂
Thank you, Lidia!!
I’ve stayed away from baking cookies but dad has remarried & I have 2 school age sisters. I tried this and we ALL loved it. Now I gotta have a regular supply LOL.
Awesome! I am so happy you tried it and that you all liked it. Nice of you to make them for your sisters.
My kids would FOR SURE love them!
Ah, now this is something my brother would really enjoy. He’s kinda obsessed with nutella and he can just eat the spread alone even without bread or anything haha… this is very great idea.. and it doesn’t require much ingredient either! I will sure recommend this to him
Thank you for sharing another quick recipe Sir ♥♥ Love it
That is awesome and you are welcome! 🙂 Glad you love it!
Yummy! I absolutely love Nutella and I’d definitely try this Nutella cookies recipe. Thank you for making it easy, Matt.
You are welcome, Ivan, and thank you!
I love Nutella and these cookies are SO good!!
This looks yummy only it’s chocolate. The fact it’s only three ingredients. It can be a quick snack.
A quick snack indeed!
Finally, I have more reasons to use Nutella. I am obsessed with it and this is a perfect recipe for it
I’m obsessed with Nutella! These cookies exceeded all my expectations.
These sound so delicious! Everyone in our household is a big Nutella fan, and these would be a nice treat.
Cool!! Yeah definitely give these a try for your family.
Wow these look unbelievably easy only 3 ingredients! I have a jar of nutella in the cupboard calling out to be used for this.
Yep only 3 ingredients. Super easy!
The best recipes are those that have few ingredients and are made in a short time and this is also super slurp!
These cookies are so simple, yet delicious! My family devoured these and are already asking to make more.
I LOVE these Nutella cookies! They are incredible!! YUM!
Thank you! 🙂
It just doesn’t get any better than these cookies! Three ingredients, rich chocolate flavor and super easy prep make for a treat you can’t beat!
Thank you so much!! Yeah I love these three ingredient Nutella cookies
This recipe is seriously amazing! Can’t wait to make it again!
Thank you!! 🙂