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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

Three ingredients, egg, Nutella, and flour on a countertop.

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.
  • Egg

NOTE: There are optional ingredients that you can add like salt, walnuts or pecans, vanilla extract, and butter if you like.

Batch of Nutella cookies on a wire rack.

Tools

  • Bowl
  • Sturdy spoon
  • Sifter or just whisk the flour first
  • Fork
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Step 2: How to make Nutella cookies with just three ingredients

Nutella and an egg mixed together in a large glass bowl.

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.

Flour mixed in with the cookie dough.

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

Balls of Nutella cookie dough on a sheet pan with a silicone baking mat.

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.

Freshly baked Nutella cookies next to a wire rack.

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.

hand breaking apart a Nutella cookie.

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

If you like Nutella and you like cookies, you will love these Nutella cookies. And the cool thing is, it only takes 3 ingredients to make them!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Cookies, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, easy, soft, sweet
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Sturdy spoon
  • Sifter or just whisk the flour first
  • Fork
  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Video

How to Make Nutella Cookies | 3 Ingredient Nutella Cookie Recipe

Notes

Note: The nutritional benefits will vary depending on how many you make. This is based on 12 cookies.
Tip: If you would like the cookies flatter, after forming them into a ball press them down a bit with your palm.
List of Nutritional Benefits for Nutella Cookies

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