Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Nutella Cookies- An Unfortunate Event, and A Christmas Adventure

Last Christmas a friend of mine held a cookie exchange, I had recently been on a Nutella kick (when am I not on a Nutella kick?), and decided to make the Nutella  cookies I had seen on Pinterest, they turned out oh so delightful! I also remember from that day that they were the easiest cookie recipe I had  made to date. Madison sent us her version of Nutella cookies that didn't turn out like she had hoped (what a waste of Nutella, I feel for you Madison). Here is her sad tale.

The Original

Now to me, these look more like cookie crisps than anything else. The original site says they "taste like the edge of a brownie", that isn't quite the "cookie" that Madison was looking for.

The Pinstrosity

So this is just a big brownie edge. No cookie involved here. Whatsoever. Poor thing, wasting all the wonderful Nutella. I'm so sorry for your loss Madison, Nutella is a staple at my house. Here is the problem:
This is called "Three Ingredient Nutella Cookies", you have your 1c. sugar, your 1 egg, and your 1 c. Nutella. No flour. Not even a little bit. This would explain why the "cookie" is more of a giant brownie edge. As for why Madison's turned into a giant blob, I would guess she had her cookie balls too big, and too close together.

Back to last Christmas, so I made these 4 ingredient cookies and they turned out fantastic! I followed the directions exactly, and had no problems with them at all. Here is the link and recipe:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

1 Cup Nutella
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Whole Egg
1 Cup All Purpose Flour

Blend all ingredients together well. Form into 1″ balls. Place on a cookie sheet. Press down firmly (you can use the bottom of a glass if you want, I just used the palm of my hand). Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Let cool.

The Original (From My Christmas Adventures)

The Pin-Win (From My Christmas Adventures)

They were delicious,and SO easy! They were a huge hit, and I love that I already had everything that I needed!

Does anyone else have any fool proof great Nutella cookie recipes?! Please share! Happy Wednesday!



  1. I hate wasting my favorite ingredients! I'll have to try the 4 ingredient version...

    peace&love, Jill
    Favor the Brave

  2. YES!! This recipe- it is AMAZING. And you get to use more nutella in the middle. I've had good luck with it more than once and the sea salt sprinkles are the secret that makes the even more spectacular.

    Nutella Sandwich Cookies
    1 1/2 cup flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1/3 cup cocoa
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/3 cup Nutella
    1/3 cup milk
    Kosher or sea salt to sprinkle on top
    Nutella for center frosting

    Stir flour, baking powder and cocoa together in a small bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and Nutella until combined. Alternately add milk and dry mixture until smooth. Place mixture in refrigerator for 15 minutes. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with Kosher or sea salt. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes or until they just start to set.

    Note: these really are a lot better if they are soft and not cooked for too long. The dough doesn't have eggs so it's okay if they're undercooked a little. One batch I baked was perfect and still a little gooey. The other batch baked too long and really wasn't as tasty.

    Let sit on baking sheet for a few minutes and then remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Spread a thin layer of Nutella between two cookies for a delicious sandwich.

  3. I would eat the hell out of cookies that are just brownie edges. If we didn't have a hazelnut allergy in the house, I'd make BOTH kinds and compare/contrast them.

  4. I love Nutella so much I don't know if I could spare the 1 cup to make these cookies!! But, they do look so yummy! What to do!

  5. I LOVE Nutella Mini Cookie Cups:ngredients

    1 cup butter (softened)

    1 cup white sugar

    1 cup packed brown sugar

    2 eggs

    2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    3 cups all-purpose flour

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Jar of Nutella(12 tablespoons per batch)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your mini muffin tin (unless it is nonstick like mine).

    Cream butter and both sugar in bowl until light, smooth and fluffy! Beat in eggs and vanilla until fully incorporated. Gradually add dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda) until all the flour is mixed in!

    Roll dough into balls 1.5 inches thick.

    Pop them in the mini muffin tin and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown but not too dark around the edges.

    When done, remove from oven and let sit for about 2 minutes. Then make wells for the nutella with a shot glass, a similar object or a spoon. Add 1 tbsp Nutella to each cup – it will start to melt quickly so you can swirl it around and make it nice and smooth.

    Let cool 15-20 minutes in tin. Remove from tin and place in your mouth. Repeat. Nutella will solidify in about an hour, which then makes them safe to transport! To share.. you know? Sharing?

    This recipe made enough for 3 batches for me. I sent a batch to my son's Wee Care class and those little toddlers INHALED them!

  6. I made these before and they turned out... okay. On someone's recommendation, I left out the sugar (trying to be healthy). I felt like the dough was a little dry and hard to use, and the cookies tended to fall apart when you picked them up, but they tasted good and were moist enough. Maybe I should have left in the sugar? I feel like that would have just made the dough drier.

  7. I used the same recipe as you...and even tho it wasn't a complete pintrosity, they were NOT great either. They didn't tasted like Nutella, the consistency was kinda weird for a cookie...I won't make them again for sure. Hubby and the twins eat them all, lol

  8. The first picture looks like a thin crisp and the last picture looks like a more traditional cookie with something substantial to bite into. Are they from the same recipe? The last picture is a version with more flour? Both look good, but I'd like to know how to control each result.

    1. As was stated in the blog post, the cookies are from two different recipes, both of which we listed and linked.

  9. I have a pb cookie recipe similar to the first recipe. It is one cup pb, one cup brown sugar, and one egg. After you mix the ingredients I scoop them out by the 1 tbsp measuring spoon, roll them into balls and bake at 350 ~15-20 minutes. I let them turn golden brown and crack across the top. This might work with nutella. I could see where this might taste like the edge of a brownie.

    Happy testing.

  10. I made the pinterest nutella cookies a couple weeks ago. I did tweak them slightly. I didn't have a full cup of Nutella (it doesn't last long around me) but I saw in the comments you could do the same thing with PB so I subbed in half natural PB, half Nutella. I think they're delicious but very sweet and VERY delicate. I broke a couple trying to get them off the pan when they were hot but once they were cool they really did have the consistency of the edge of a brownie, slightly less chewy but close. They're also a little grainy from ALL that sugar.

  11. I've done the four-ingredient version, minus the sugar (nutella is sweet enough!) and they came out nicely, looking like the pin-win pic. Yum!

  12. I'm in the middle of the four ingredient recipe, and it doesn't seem to be working out. Maybe it's because I doubled it? The dough is a sandy consistency and the cookies aren't really baking... Honestly though, getting the nutella into the measuring cup was such a mess I don't think I'll honestly ever bake with it again.

  13. I just made the 4-ingredient version and they came out looking like the "original"... definitely not a cookie, the things just melted and I took them out after only 5 minutes in the oven. They taste... ok (hubby liked them) but they are wafer thin, super greasy and strangely hard and chewy.

  14. As good as brownie edges sounded, I also tried the 4-ingredient version since I didn't want a melty mess in my oven. I'll agree that the dough was pretty crumbly, but it was fairly easy to form the 1" balls when you squashed the crumbs together. I kind of expected it- the recipe has a lot of drier ingredients. I guess my finished cookies looked like a combo of the original 4-ingredient cookie and the pin-win. I didn't smash mine as flat as the original, but they weren't cracked on top like the pin-win. Mine looked the same coming out of the oven as when I put them in, and after baking and cooling they were firm but chewy and tasted just like Nutella. I consider it a win.

    Side note- this recipe would probably also make a fantastic pie crust. Might have to try that one day. Mmmmmm.

  15. I have a 6 ingredient recipe for Nutella cookies that comes out like a fudgy, chewy, bunch of heaven. They've got sea salt sprinkled on top after they come out of the oven, so they're the perfect balance of salty, chewy, fudgy, and nutty!


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