Nutella Cookies


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This Nutella cookie recipe will change the way you enjoy Nutella moving forward! Made with just 3 ingredients, these soft and chewy cookies are naturally flourless and LOADED with chocolate flavor! 

nutella cookie recipe.

Nutella was a pantry staple growing up.

While we’d sometimes enjoy it on toast or bananas, most of the time we’d just eat it directly out of the jar with a spoon. Now that we are older, instead of eating it from the jar, we use this fabulous spread to make Nutella cookies.

Crisp edges, soft in the middle, and with plenty of chocolate chips throughout, these will be your new favorite cookie.They need just 3 ingredients, or 4 if you use add the extra chocolate (which we recommend). The cookie dough takes seconds to prepare and the cookies need just 10 minutes of baking time.

No mixers, no chill time, and no flour needed, these are one of the easiest cookies ever. Pair it with a coffee for an afternoon treat or enjoy a couple after dinner with some hot chocolate

Ingredients needed

  • Nutella: The beauty of these cookies is any chocolate hazelnut spread works. Use the classic Nutella or any other spread you like. 
  • Eggs: Room temperature eggs are key, not refrigerated ones. This affects how soft and crisp the cookies turn out to be. 
  • Almond flour: Blanched almond flour, not almond meal. 
  • Baking powder: Optional, but gives the cookies more stability.
  • Chocolate chips: Optional, but highly recommended. 

How to make Nutella cookies

Making nutella cookies needs just one mixing bowl, a mixing spoon, and self restraint not to eat the cookie dough. The only thing to consider is that if you have time, chill the dough for 30 minutes before baking them. This will help them remain thicker and gooey in the middle. Here’s the basic idea for making these cookies (or see the recipe below for specifics): 

  • Mix: Add the nutella, eggs, baking powder and almond flour into a bowl and mix well, until a thick batter remains. Fold through the chocolate chips at the end. 
  • Shape: Using a cookie scoop, scoop out portions of the cookie dough and place them on a lined baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart. Using the back of a spoon, shape the portions of dough into a cookie shape. 
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges become slightly firm. 
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Can you substitute peanut butter for Nutella in cookies?

These cookies will only work with Nutella. for a peanut butter version, try 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Dietary and flavor variations

Nutella cookies should be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of what diet they follow! Here are tried and tested variations in case you need to make some substitutions: 

  • Cut the carbs by using sugar free Nutella (called Nutilight) and sugar free chocolate chips. 
  • Make them healthier by using a no added sugar chocolate hazelnut spread or chocolate almond butter. 
  • Swap the almond flour for either all purpose flour or white wholewheat flour. 
  • Make it eggless by trying out one of these egg substitutes
  • Add mix-ins like walnuts, cashews, or chopped hazelnuts. 

Storage instructions

What is the best way to store Nutella cookies? Here are the best practices for cookie storage: 

  • Up on one week: Store at room temperature, covered. You can also keep them in a sealable container. 
  • 1-2 weeks: These cookies store well in the refrigerator, too. Unlike other cookies which should be thawed slightly, these can be enjoyed directly from the fridge. 
  • Up to 6 months: Place cookies in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
Nutella cookies recipe.

More Nutella recipes to try

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nutella?

Nutella is a chocolate hazelnut spread derived in Italy. It’s sweet, chocolate-y, and with a subtle hazelnut flavor.

Is Nutella vegan?

Nutella contains skim milk powder which is a dairy product (and therefore, not vegan friendly).

What can I substitute the Nutella with?

Chocolate almond butter or chocolate sunflower seed butter can replace Nutella in these cookies.

nutella cookies recipe.

3 Ingredient Nutella Cookies (No flour!)

5 from 35 votes
This Nutella cookie recipe will change the way you enjoy Nutella moving forward! Made with just 3 ingredients, these soft and chewy cookies are naturally flourless and LOADED with chocolate flavor! 
Servings: 12 Cookies
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 11 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the Nutella, almond flour, baking soda, and egg and mix well. Fold through the chocolate chips.
  • Lightly wet your hands and form 12 balls of cookie dough. Place them on the lined sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are just firm.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely.


* You can also use chocolate hazelnut butter or Nutilight, which is a keto friendly Nutella.
TO STORE: Store at room temperature, covered. You can also keep them in a sealable container. To keep them longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
TO FREEZE: Place cookies in a ziplock bag and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 12gSodium: 52mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 23IUCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 16g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. I used to love Nutella as a kid. These cookies look awesome! I love it when there are a few ingredients!
    Amazing photos too 🙂

  2. So awesome about Lifehack! Congrats. Would you believe I never knew what Nutella was until I was in college? So no, I didn’t eat it growing up and still don’t but I know so many people who love it! Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you, Meredith! I’m using future posts as a platform to share other bloggers recipes and posts!

      I think you made up with your peanut butter consumption 😉

  3. I haven’t had hazelnut butter before. Sounds like I would love it though, since I haven’t met a nut butter I haven’t loved!

  4. Those look fab and amazing with only 4 ingredients! I LOVE anything nutella flavoured 🙂

  5. Congrats on your post! I think one of my pipedreams in life would be to get something published on Buzzfeed. But, like I said, pipedream…

  6. Congrats on Lifehack!!! Wow so exciting!!!! As for these cookies….oh yum! there are not enough nutella recipes in this world, so thank you for adding another…..although I wish you would have told me this last weekend as I can only find coconut sugar at trader joes, and I went LAST weekend, promised the man I would only go once a month, so I am stuck for a while. These are definitely a must make though, LOVE that you under baked them! Best way to be 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tina! I’m using it as a platform to share bloggers posts and recipes out there 😀

      Once a month? Wow I admire your restraint- should Australia ever get one, I will be there daily. ooops.

  7. These cookies sound delish! One of my friend’s moms uses her old nutella jars to store spices, grains, and legumes because she ate so much nutella growing up, ha! Nutella is too sweet for me, but hazelnut butter is just perfect. Can’t wait to make these cookies!

    1. Haha Genevieve..I think your friends mom and my mom must be friends- our spice rack is made of nutella and peanut butter jars.

  8. Wanna know something? Ya you do. (Don’t worry it’s not gross)

    I’ve never tried Nutella. BUT! I have tried Justins chocolate hazlenut butter & thats kinda the same thing.

    I make grainfree peanut butter cookies using the same method. They’d be #Paleo if it weren’t for the peanuts.

  9. Oh DANG. I’m hungry already and now my hunger has kicked up about 20 notches. Good thing I’m having cookies later tonight (yes, I have plans to get cookies).
    P.S. convince me to study abroad in Australia.

    1. LOL. I love that you planned cookies.

      YES. Happy to skype with you if you’d like! I still have all my study abroad material!

  10. I love a recipe story with a good moral to it..hmm, and am I correct in believing you’ve got a fondness for geese, ducks and the like!?
    Peanut butter. It could be argued that I was born loving peanut butter.
    Sexy is in the eye of the beholder – along with beauty I assume..because I would say hazelnut butter in its own right is pretty darn sexy!

  11. OMG I need these cookies in my life- I am a sucker for all things Nutella…dangerous stuff to keep in the house! For a while, nutella on toast used to be my standard breakfast in high school- now that’s what I call breakfast of champions ;)! As stereotypical HLB as it sounds, my life would be incomplete without some kind of nut butter!

    1. Not kidding here- The Australian advertisement for Nutella used to use that as their tag line- until nutritionists and dieticians tried to sue them haha!

  12. Have a great weekend Arman!
    I think nowadays, I could never live without almond butter – I have to start making my own!! Hazelnut butter would be next!

  13. Saw you on Lifehack! How awesomesauce is that? Confession – I don’t like nutella or hazelnut anything. Am I broken?

    1. Thanks, Tara! Appreciate it- I’m going to use future posts to share other bloggers recipes/posts etc! You aren’t broken. You like peanut butter…right 😉