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.
We love peanut butter cookies and Nutella cookies so why not combine them together to create something magical?
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
- 1 cup nutella
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 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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Team almond butter all the way! I’ve never been able to understand the whole peanut butter and Nutella thing, buuuut then again I might be a little bit biased too 😛 Cookies, though? I’m down with those.
Hahahahaha your biased? No way!
Oo. Oo. Oo. I’m on Team Epic. Also, I look better than Channing Tatum.
That, my dear, you do.
Um yeah, these are definitely epic! Two of my all-time favorites in one cookie is basically everything I need in life.
Also, #3 about you and Niki killed me! Haha!
YES. Seriously, the best of both worlds.
Thanks Sarah! 🙂 Hope your enjoying the vacay 🙂
OMG – a) this looks amazing, b) Ray would LOVE this (but I’d love it more), c) THIS ISN’T A NO-BAKE?! Crazy!! 😛
Hahaha I made a honey banana bread today! 😉
Wow! I’M ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE!
Only a question before I’ll run to the kitchen…
How do you defrost the cookies? I’ve never tried before and I’m not sure about how it works :/
Btw, thanks for sharing these PERFECT cookies!
Ohhh Hi! Of course- So I usually freeze half a batch and leave them on the counter for 1-2 hours- I only do that with cookies which are softer in texture as opposed to those which are firmer! 🙂
OK, you probably don’t need one more nut jumping onto the band wagon, but THANKS for this recipe and thanks for turning me on to Sun Butter (in another post). Way better than almond butter as far as I’m concerned.
Sandra! 🙂 You are so welcome- How good is Sunbutter 🙂
Had a bit of a challenge with these, my nutella dough was too gloopy to form a ball. How did you get the consistency right on that mixture?
Hey Hamza! I’m sorry it turned out slightly difficult for you- Did you use hazelnut butter or actual nutella? 🙂
Not sure why, but my Nutella part, just kinda melted down/spread out while my peanut butter side baked fine. And I think I made them too big to begin with. I made about 3 perfect ones (out of 59 – i doubled the recipe). I haven’t tried them yet, but my hubby Tried one & said they were good.
Hi Debbie! I’m sorry that happened- Something similar has happened to me when I made it once with too little cocoa powder- could that have been the issue?
Help! I went to make these, and like a previous comment, the Nutella side of the cookie just spread out into goo, while the peanut butter side baked normally. Did you add something other than the egg and sugar to the nutella? I see you mentioned cocoa powder in a comment, but that’s not in the recipe? I have to perfect these – my kids would give me an award.
Hi Ashley! I’m not sure why it didn’t come out- I did use homemade hazelnut butter for most of mine- I’d recommend adding extra cocoa powder 🙂 I hope it works out for you! Others have had success using chocolate peanut butter so that is an option 🙂
These look great! I have to try the “half and half” cookie! My husband loves nutella and I would too but I have a very limited diet and can’t stomach more than a bite of it. I was able to create a recipe this past month with nutella and peanut butter together. It was actually an accident of sorts. I was working on creating a nutella brownie..but then decided I would do a nutella cookie. I did the first batch and they came out puffed up, with a flat crispy top. You can see my blog for actual comparisons of first batch vs second batch and a longer explanation of the event, but for purposes of this comment I’ll keep it brief. Anyway, I wanted to make something that had the nutella flavor, and the soft, chewiness of almost a brownie. After the first failed batch I checked out the fat content of nutella vs peanut butter and decided that I needed more fat, in the form of peanut butter to enhance the flavor of the nutella. Not ever having the two together, I would have never thought that they wouldn’t mesh so I never gave a second thought of it not working. The plain nutella cookies were just bland and boring. I needed WOW. So, the second batch I added peanut butter and dark chocolate chips. I cooked them until they just cracked on the top and were still soft. They were the WOW I was looking for…and so addicting; I wish I could eat more than a bite! You’ll be amazed at the difference. I wish I could eat the coconut flour and nut butters because everything you have on here looks so good!!!!
Thanks so much for the feedback- Off to check out your piece! 🙂
Your welcome! I’ll be making the half and half nutella/pb cookies (gluten free, but with flour) soon and post a link! Then I have to try all the different spreads other people talked about on your page. We have way too many cookies!
Arman-Could you post the recipe you use for your homemade nutella, please? Are you aware of any lower sugar versions that turn out well? Thanks!
These just sound like pure awesomeness. Can’t wait to make some. Thanks