Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

by Kirsten on March 25, 2011 · 21 comments

in Cookies, Cupcakes & Muffins, Desserts

World Nutella day is just once a year, but that won’t work for me. I need my Nutella fix more often than that. Therefore, these home baked Nutella hazelnut cookies fit the bill perfectly.

I found this recipe the other day on one of my favorite blogs: “Susi’s Kochen und Backen Adventures”. Susi is also German and is living in Arizona. She has a lovely blog and I find a lot of inspiration and great recipes at her site.

This Nutella cookie was one of those recipes that I had to bake the same day Susi posted it. The cookies have a crispy outside, a perfect crunch from the hazelnuts, but still the chewy inner provided by the chocolate. The Nutella flavor really shines.

Mr. Rockies thinks that they are the best cookies he has ever eaten. He actually ate most of the batch himself, which, if you would know him and how he hardly eats any sweets, is almost impossible to believe.

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Nutella Hazelnut Cookies

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 30 min
Yield: 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks (170 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (160 g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) white sugar
  • 1 cup (290 g) Nutella
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups, plus 2 tablespoons (255 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (80 g) chopped hazelnuts, toasted
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Cooking Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking liner.

  • Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • Cream butter in an electric mixer for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add both sugars and Nutella and mix well, scraping down the sides of the bowl to ensure even mixing. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating for 30 seconds between each. Add the vanilla and mix for 10 seconds.
  • Mix flour mixture into the butter mixture on low speed until fully incorporated, scraping down the bottom and sides at least once to ensure even mixing.
  • Fold in the hazelnuts and refrigerate the dough for ten minutes.
  • Spoon tablespoon-sized drops of dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on the sheets for a minute or two before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • Adjustment for my altitude at 6500 feet : minus 1 tablespoon of white sugar, minus 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, plus 1 egg, plus 4 tablespoons flour (2 1/2 cups total), minus 1/4 % of baking soda (3/8 teaspoon total)
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Adapted from Simply Recipes and Susi’s Kochen und Backen Adventures.

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{ 21 comments }

My Kitchen in the Rockies April 27, 2011 at 8:11 pm

anonymous: May you could try to substitute the cocoa with ground hazelnuts or more flour. I would have to try it myself first to give you a concrete advice. Sorry I am not of more help.

Anonymous April 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

Hey there, I LOVE your recipe and my friends and family can't get enough of it. I have made around four batches in the last month! The only thing they ask is to have it be pure nutella. They say the cocoa overpowers the nutella. The nutella is so creamy it would just melt in the oven, I know I tried and they became really flat cookies. I know the cocoa is there to add more fluff (I guess that's what we'll call it, haha) so how would I go about doing this to make the same cookies just minus the cocoa?

Michelle Smith March 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

They look 'utterly' delicious!!! Now I need a glass of milk!

My Kitchen in the Rockies March 28, 2011 at 4:13 am

@kitchen: Oh, I am so glad you liked the Indian spiced lamb. Sure, please write a post. It makes me happy that you enjoyed the dish.

kitchen flavours March 28, 2011 at 4:09 am

Wow, put a jar of these in my house, and they will have the 'disappearing act' in minutes! Looks really, really good…
I have made the Penne with Indian Spiced Lamb and Roasted Butternut Squash a couple of days ago, and it was great! Will do a post on that and link it back to your site, if that's OK? Have a lovely week.

Design Wine and Dine March 28, 2011 at 3:56 am

I don't even know what to say about these cookies but here's 3 things:

1- they look FREAKING AMAZING!
2- Can you believe I have never had Nutella?!?!
3- I just saw your next post about Leek and must go see! :)

aipi March 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

Love and can eat nutella in any form!I am drooling all over …I am totally going to make this!!

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Karen Harris March 28, 2011 at 2:16 am

My husband LOVED these cookies! Good thing I found a $1.00 off coupon for Nutella in the paper today. I'm good for Friday.

Raina March 28, 2011 at 12:35 am

My kind of cookie. They look delicious:)

Flourchild March 27, 2011 at 9:46 pm

The nutella cookies look amazing! I love cookies of any kind and I know I would love these! Im going to have to add this recipe to my bake soon list!
YOur pictures are wonderful! I love the close up shots of the cookies!

Cooking Creation March 27, 2011 at 2:40 am

These are stunning pictures. Can you believe I have never once tried Nutella??

scrambledhenfruit March 26, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I have a jar of Nutella that is begging to be made into cookies. :) These look great!

Elisabeth March 26, 2011 at 6:30 pm

OMG, Nutella, and Hazelnuts? two of the same kind in an insanely yummy, and nutty flavor recipe. Wow, all I can say is, Wow!
I can just reach through the screen, and grab the entire batch.
Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe, Kirsten!
xoxo

Lea Ann March 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

Can you believe I've never had Nutella???? As always, these look and sound wonderful Kirsten.

Lindsey Mendenhall March 26, 2011 at 12:48 am

MMMMMM…nutella. I eat it with a spoon. These look amazing and I can't wait to meet you tomorrow!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen March 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

I think I need to pop our right now and buy me a jar of Nutella… I have to make these, they look so fab!

Chele March 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Oh. My. Goodness!!!!!
I made nutella cookies for world nutella day this year but I'm loving the sound of your recipe … and like you I don't think I can wait to next year to give this a try!

JelliDonut March 25, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Fantastic! DD loves Nutella and I'm going to make these for her.

I hope the recent fires are not too close to your house. Everything safe and sound for you?

Susi's Kochen und Backen March 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

They look perfect and taste even better! I'm so glad you all enjoyed them as much as we did! :o)

Nuts about food March 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Considering how many Nutella recipes I have posted in the past month or so, you know how much I love it. And now you are practically forcing me to bake yet another Nutella recipe…
Have a good week end.

Ana Rita March 25, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I also love Nutella and i need to write down this recipe…Done!!!
Thanks

Rita

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