These peanut butter Nutella cookies are soft, and chewy, and need just 4 ingredients to make. No flour is needed, they bake up in just 12 minutes.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Only 4 ingredients. You can’t beat the simplicity of these cookies. They are made with only 4 ingredients two of which you already know just by looking at the name of this recipe.
- No flour. Baking recipes that use no flour are always so much easier and mess-free.
- 12 minutes to make. Unlike other cookie recipes, you don’t have to chill the dough for this one. And they take minutes to bake.
These easy cookies turn out soft and chewy- just how we all like our cookies to be.
The only four ingredients you need for this recipe are the following.
- Nutella. The ingredient responsible for the chocolatey half of the cookies. You can use any chocolate hazelnut spread of choice.
- Peanut butter. As you will be adding sugar to peanut butter, use unsweetened peanut butter.
- Eggs. Eggs will help structure the cookies and will act as the binding ingredient.
- Sugar. Granulated white or brown sugar. Coconut sugar will work too.
This recipe is very simple to make. Besides mixing everything together in the bowl, there isn’t much else that goes into them. Ready to bake up some cookies?
Step 1- Preheat the oven
Before anything else, preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2- Prepare the peanut butter and Nutella dough
In one bowl, combine Nutella with one cup of sugar and one egg. Mix until fully combined. In a separate bowl, mix peanut butter with one cup of sugar and one egg and mix well.
Step 3- Shape the cookies and bake
It’s now time to shape these cookies. To do it, use your hands to form small 2-inch balls with each kind of dough. Get one ball of each kind and press them lightly together. Place the cookies on the lined baking sheet and press them down with a fork.
Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are lightly golden. The cookies will be soft and may seem undercooked. But they will firm up nicely once they cool.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cook completely.
Tips to make the best recipe
- Top with nuts. Top your cookies with some chopped nuts right before baking them. Walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and almonds will all work well for this recipe.
- Use an ice cream scoop to portion the cookies. An ice cream scoop will help you get even-sized Nutella and peanut butter balls. Once pressed to each other, all your cookies will turn out to have the same size.
- Add baking soda for crispier cookies. If you like your cookies to have crispy edges, add ¼ teaspoon of baking soda to each dough. The baking soda helps the cookies spread and thin out which results in crispy edges.
To store: You can store these cookies covered for up to 7 days at room temperature. Consider leaving the cookies uncovered if you want to make them crispier.
To freeze: You can also freeze these cookies for up to 2 months. When freezing them, put layers of parchment paper in between the cookies to prevent them from sticking to each other.
Frequently asked questions
You can substitute peanut butter with other kinds of nut butter, including cashew butter or almond butter.
Yes, you can make this recipe egg-free. Simple swap out the egg for an egg substitute.
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 and line a large cookie sheet with greaseproof paper and set aside.
- Prepare two large mixing bowls- In bowl one, combine the Nutella, half the granulated sugar and one egg, and mix until combined. In bowl two, combine the peanut butter, remaining sugar and egg and mix until combined.
- Using your hands, form small 2-inch balls with each kind of dough. Once completed, get one of each kind and press them lightly together, then place on the lined cookie sheet. Press each one down with a fork.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden brown but still soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely
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