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. 
Nutella cookies.

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.

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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 38 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 Liew
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

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. These look pretty spectacular. I opt for Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter… a slightly healthier version of nutella. These cookies will be made soon!

  2. your sister and I would make awesome friends – Nutella is one of my favourite things in life. Chef-friend made cookies the other day that were stuffed with nutella, caramel, and topped with sea salt – it was insanely awesome. Although I could go with these too :-p

    1. Dude, can I be friends with your chef friend? That savoury dish made me want to come to Canada and go moose hunting with you.

  3. you’re my sexy hazelnut butter…and my persian prince. I didn’t eat nutella growing up until I went to france and was forced to live without peanut butter for two months. Then nutella and I officially met and I gained 20 pounds. GOOD TIMEZZZZ.

    1. I like that hybrid- nut and prince.

      How did I not know you lived in France for 2 months? Can’t wait to exchange travel stories (Especially our Berlin ones….ooops)

  4. AHHHHH Arman! I read your lifehack before your actual post so…. does that mean I get cookies! These look phenom and holy crap congrats on working for LH! So huge! #myfriendsarefamous

  5. You’ll be impressed to know that I did NOT eat Nutella from the jar growing up. Or ever, for that matter. Buuuuut that might have something to do with the fact that I can’t eat it at all thanks to allergies 😆 You know what I did eat straight from the jar, though? Honey. I would literally -drink- straight from those honey bear honey pots. I’ve also been known to take shots of maple syrup 😉

    1. OMG. I used to hate honey growing up, and when I had the flu or cold, mum would make me have a spoonful and I thought it was punishment.

      PS. Pancake shots- vodka, maple syrup and brown sugar.

  6. Ugh my life is so incomplete! I used to have a chocolate soy nut butter, which is kind of like a nut free version of Nutella, but it really wasn’t that good (thankfully regular soy nut butter is awesome, which is what I grew up on). It actually makes me so sad that I will never know what nutella tastes like. #firstworldproblems

    That being said, these look great! And I bet they would be almost as good made with almond or soy nut butter!

    PS. Congrats again on your Lifehack piece! I can’t tell you enough how much I’m flattered that you included my recipes 🙂

    1. Your recipes are amazing and delicious- they deserve to be shared!

      Haha, I think living makes it a fair trade not to try it 😉 I’ve tried it with almond butter before but you need to add an extra egg- the almond butter texture is too grainy unless you use barney butter which is like liquid gold lol.

  7. AAaahhhh you’ll finally destroy me at some point! SO many delicious recipes so little time to make and eat them. I have a pretty darn long list of YOUR recipes to make. Okay on top are the Lind Truffels and now those Cookies. WIth which should I start???
    What do you mean with growing up? It’s clearly the best way eating Nutella. I don’t appreciate any distraction 🙂
    Do you remeber that Oreo Almond Butter? THe original recipe was with hazelnut butter. Also pretty amazing!

    1. I think you need a vacation to just hang out in your kitchen and bake bake bake 😉

      OMG. I DO. OMG I’m off to hunt it down now- sharing it on my next lifehack post!

  8. Awesome article for Lifehack friend! You rock. On another note, I love Nutella…so much so that I never buy it. Ever. Or I will eat alllllllllll lof it.