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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella

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These cookies are PHENOMENAL.  In the 36 years of my life, I think this is the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever had.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella | JustOneCookbook.com

Why so different?

These cookies are stuffed with Nutella (hazel nut spread) inside!  And I’m not done yet.  Brown butter* is added to the cookie dough, and after the cookies are baked, they are sprinkled with sea salt.

Yep, these cookies got it all.  Great balance of flavors (that’s my friend John’s word).

Phew.  Do I need to say more?  Sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella | JustOneCookbook.com

This past weekend I gave these cookies as a little gift with party favors for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  My own children were crazy over these cookies so I hope other children enjoyed them as well.  And I need to make these again soon!

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella | JustOneCookbook.com

*Brown butter, also known as beurre noisette in French, is a magical ingredient that has nice rich nutty aroma.  It can be easily made by cooking unsalted butter which results in separating into butterfat and milk solids.  The milk solids naturally sink to the bottom of the pan and begin to brown, releasing toasted nutty aroma.  Here’s the video of how to make it.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Nutella
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Serves: 2 dozen cookies
  • ½ cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
  • 1 cup (16 Tbsp.) unsalted butter
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. coarse sea salt, plus more sprinkling
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  1. Line a baking sheet/pan with parchment paper. Place Nutella in a plastic bag (I used a Ziploc bag) toward one corner of the bag (or use this method* - See Note). Twist so that it does not squeeze out of the top. Cut one corner off the end of the bag.
  2. Pipe small dollops of Nutella onto the parchment paper, about 1-1 ½ tsp. each. You will need about 2 dozen and make some extra just in case. Transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and let sit until firm, about 2 hours.
  3. Cut the butter into a few pieces and place in a large skillet or a saucepan over medium heat. Melt the butter completely stirring frequently with the spatula. As the butter heats, it will begin to foam and then bubble. After several minutes, the milk solids will start to become brown on the bottom of the pan (sorry no pics after this - I was a bit pre-occupied). Make sure that milk solids do not stick to the pan. Continue stirring until the butter is evenly browned, being careful not to burn. Remove from the heat and let cool for a few minutes (see the video in the post).
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the sugars and the brown butter. Mix on medium speed until well blended and smooth.
  6. Blend in the egg and egg yolk, vanilla and Greek yogurt, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  7. With the mixer on low speed, blend in the dry ingredients just until incorporated.
  8. Fold in the chocolate chips. Chill the dough briefly, about 30 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper. We will work in 2-3 batches as the Nutella dollops soften quickly when they are outside of the freezer.
  10. Use a tablespoon, scoop a portion of cookie dough twice and roll into a ball. Place the cookie dough rolls on the prepared baking sheets, 2-3 inches apart. Put the remaining cookie dough in the refrigerator.
  11. Take out the frozen Nutella dollops from freezer. Press an indentation into the center of the dough ball to create a bowl shape. Place a dollop of the frozen Nutella in the indentation and pinch together the edges of the cookie dough over the top to completely seal it in the center.
  12. Make a couple of pinches on the top part of the dough so that the finished product will look more appealing. Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, 2-3 inches apart. By this time Nutella dollops are too soft to pick up with your hand so put them back in freezer.
  13. Bake until the cookies are golden brown about 14 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through. After you rotate the baking sheet, start working on the next batch with remaining dough as needed.
  14. When the cookies are finished baking, sprinkle lightly with additional sea salt. Let sit a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once they are completely cool, store them in an airtight container.
  15. You can rewarm the cookie(s) in microwave for a few seconds before you eat.
  16. If you don’t want to bake the whole cookie dough, shape the dough balls and flash freeze on a baking sheet. Then put in a freezer bag and store in freezer up to 3 months. When you bake in the future, thaw the cookies while preheating the oven and bake them about 2 minutes longer than the original recipe says.
Prep time doesn’t not include the time for chilling Nutella dollops. Cook time is for one batch of cookies.

If Nutella is hard enough, you can use two teaspoons to make dollops, instead of piping.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats, originally from Ambitious Kitchen.


Posted in: Baking Recipes, Desserts, Holidays, Snacks, Vegetarian

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  • Mich Piece of Cake April 22, 2013, 7:44 am

    Wow, you’ve convinced me… I’ve got to make these heavenly cookies sometime.

  • Monica April 22, 2013, 7:46 am

    Nami, these cookies look and sound amazing! I’m sure all the kids (and parents) loved getting them! Beautiful pictures, too. : )

  • wok with ray April 22, 2013, 8:31 am

    I saw these cookies this morning and all I say is. . . wow! Love your photo shots of stack of those delicious cookies with nutella — very nice styling, Nami! You can make a poster out of it and display it at Mrs. Fields. That’s how pretty it is! I hope you kept a high resolution copy of it for printing. :)

  • Laura @ Family Spice April 22, 2013, 8:38 am

    I don’t care what you stuff with nutella, it’s gotta be good! Even better with my favorite cookie!

  • karen April 22, 2013, 8:44 am

    Hi, I just subscribed to your blog and Wow, what a wonderful first present this is. Just reading the recipe and seeing your photo make me want to try these right away. They have got to be so yummy. Can I use Himalayan pink salt crystals (Trader Joes) or grey coarse French sea salt (cuz, that’s what I have on hand)? I think you have white coarse salt in your picture. Thanks for a wonderful blog.

    • Nami April 24, 2013, 9:33 am

      Hi Karen! Thank you so much for subscribing to my blog, and welcome! Yes, you can use Himalayan pink salt crystals (I have the same one!) or the sea salt you have. It’s more for the flavor. :)

  • Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen April 22, 2013, 9:48 am

    I’m trying to lighten things up after eating our way through Southern CA last week so it’s not good for me to be here! My youngest loves Nutella so I’ve got to try these for him. They look amazing Nami!

  • Nik@ABrownTable April 22, 2013, 9:51 am

    Browned butter makes everything so delicious! The cookies look delightful.

  • Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 22, 2013, 10:18 am

    You had me at Nutella! This looks delicious. I bet the sea salt sprinkling brings out the chocolate flavor. Yum!

  • Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) April 22, 2013, 10:22 am

    Another beautiful sweet treat! I love the tip about freezing the dollops of Nutella first–will have to try that next time. Who can resist a great chocolate chip cookie, especially stuffed with Nutella? :)

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking April 22, 2013, 10:25 am

    STUNNING PICTURES! I am drooling and I want those pics on my kitchen wall! You are right- those cookies have it all and I need them in my life! Delicious post

  • Adora's Box April 22, 2013, 10:58 am

    Probably the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever seen. The two little ones are so lucky. Fabulous photos!

  • Anne @The Cooking Campaign April 22, 2013, 11:37 am

    You had me at nutella! YUM!

  • Rosa April 22, 2013, 11:40 am

    Mmmhhh, delicious and totally irresistible!



  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 22, 2013, 12:52 pm

    These look incredible, Nami! Clearly you’ve caught the baking bug, I’m in love with these… stuffing them with Nutella is a wonderful idea! :)

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 22, 2013, 1:00 pm

    You had me at Nutella!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 22, 2013, 1:26 pm

    These.look.amazing! love love brown butter in cookie dough!

  • carol | a cup of mascarpone April 22, 2013, 1:39 pm

    Nami, you have totally convinced me!!! Nami’s amazing chocolate chip cookies with nutella: next in line in my kitchen!!! Love them!

  • Jenny April 22, 2013, 1:41 pm

    nothing like making the best chocolate chip cookies in the world! go Nami!

  • donna mikasa April 22, 2013, 2:27 pm

    I can imagine the flavor from the brown butter is what makes these super delicious! Not to mention the bit of Nutella on the inside….Yum! I’d better start with making the brown butter first as it seems the trickiest part of the recipe!

    • Nami April 24, 2013, 9:27 am

      Hi Donna! Thanks… oh brown butter! It makes everything so delicious! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 22, 2013, 2:37 pm

    omg. you have everything going on here — from nutella, to brown butter to chocolate chip! wow!

  • Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 22, 2013, 2:45 pm

    These cookies look incredible, Nami! What a nice chocolatey treat. I’d love to try them sometime!

  • Eliza@ravenousscientist April 22, 2013, 2:54 pm

    Brown butter, Nutella and chocolate chips plus seasalt? I already know that the taste of these cookies are gonna be divine! Bookmarked. =D

  • Cristina April 22, 2013, 2:55 pm

    It’s always a good time for cookies!! Delicious idea!

  • Lokness @ The Missing Lokness April 22, 2013, 3:03 pm

    WOW! I can’t find any reason not to make these cookies. Melted nutella inside of a chocolate chip cookie? I am sure these will be gone in a day. I am saving the recipe and I will make them soon.

  • A_Boleyn April 22, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Stuffed chocolate chip cookies … great idea.

  • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 22, 2013, 3:20 pm

    These seriously look like the best cookies! Nutella, brown butter, chocolate chips and sea salt all in one cookie sounds so good!

  • Hotly Spiced April 22, 2013, 3:53 pm

    These would be so delicious to bite into. And a very happy birthday to your little girl too – such a lovely age. xx

  • Monet April 22, 2013, 4:06 pm

    All you had to say was browned butter and nutella. I’m sold! I can see why these are your favorite cookie recipe. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef April 22, 2013, 4:23 pm

    These are calling me all the way down here. When I read the title I couldn’t figure out how you got the nutella in there. What a great idea!

  • yummychunklet April 22, 2013, 4:28 pm

    I love the Nutella filling!

  • Balvinder April 22, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Now the first ingredient you have used is nutella. I have to try asap.

  • Michelle @ The Bakeanista April 22, 2013, 5:20 pm

    OMG! How good does these cookies look! They sound so indulgently good, I am bookmarking this recipe. Need to get to baking them soon!

  • Jayne April 22, 2013, 7:43 pm

    I totally never thought of chilling Nutella to stuff in anything! You’ve opened my window of opportunity with this delicious spread. I’m a Nutella fanatic. I’m going to love this.

  • Gomo April 22, 2013, 8:04 pm

    Gorgeous images Nami! These cookies look incredible. Believe it or not, I’ve never had nutella before. I’ve got to try now! :-)

  • The Ninja Baker April 22, 2013, 8:05 pm

    ちょう美味しい!I’d say this is a brilliant balance of flavors friendly to kids of all ages =) レシピどうもありがとうございました。保存しました。

  • Lorely | Butter Love Affair April 22, 2013, 8:32 pm

    Yuuuummmm! This was the pic in Instagram! Looks so yummy! :)

  • Gemma @andgeesaid April 22, 2013, 8:43 pm

    yuuuummmmmm. this looks amazing!!! i’m so making this! (: xxx

  • Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings April 22, 2013, 8:43 pm

    These cookies are a lot of work! But I believe you when you say that they are phenomenal! They must be really worth all the steps to make them! Nutella? Choco chips? Brown butter? Sea salt? All the good stuff are in it! Halellujah to these cookies!

  • Joyti April 22, 2013, 8:58 pm

    Wow, these SOUND incredible! Brown butter, sea salt, AND nutella? Wow!!!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. April 22, 2013, 10:43 pm

    These certainly look phenomenal!! You can’t go wrong with Nutella and chocolate chip cookies!

  • faithy April 22, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Looks yummy! I have to make these. Who can resist nutella! :D

    • Nami April 24, 2013, 9:09 am

      Thanks Faithy! :)

  • Katerina April 22, 2013, 11:37 pm

    I love nutella and I love cookies! The more decadent the more I love them. These ones are right up my alley!

  • Gourmantine April 23, 2013, 1:06 am

    Ok, I think these are the best cookies I have seen. Chocolate chip and stuffed with nutella? You can’t beat that… No way.. :)

  • Medeja April 23, 2013, 1:25 am

    Wow these cookies sound amazing!

  • Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb April 23, 2013, 1:30 am

    Your daughter is so lucky Nami. ^.^ The other kids in school must be so envious of her super smart cookie baking mum. btw they look perfect and I love the shots.

  • Orchidea April 23, 2013, 1:45 am

    I have alsways looked for the perfect chocolate chip cockie and I love Nutella… I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 23, 2013, 3:00 am

    Nami, I’ve just got to make this! I have some home made Nutella that would be perfect for it and browned butter is my weakness! :D

  • Betty Ann @Mango_Queen April 23, 2013, 6:03 am

    Oh my goodness, I was hypnotized by just looking at your step by step process. These cookies with choco chips and nutella look like they’ll disappear from our kitchen soon as I bake them. Will try these soon. Hope your daughter had a great birthday & your son, enjoyed too? Thanks for sharing, Nami!

  • ashley - baker by nature April 23, 2013, 6:10 am

    Nami! You are on a roll with the gorgeous cookies lately – I love it!!! These nutella ones will be sure to enter my life very soon!

  • sonia April 23, 2013, 6:43 am

    Hi Nami,
    The cookies are looking so appetizing. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes. I’ve bookmarked this special recipe of yours and would love to give it a shot.
    Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing awesome recipes.
    Best Regards, Sonia !!!

  • Kate@Diethood April 23, 2013, 7:30 am

    I think you have created my dream cookie! WOW!

  • Sissi April 23, 2013, 8:11 am

    They sound gorgeous, Nami! I cannot even imagine how the mixture of so many delicious sweet treats can taste. I don’t think I have ever heard of stuffed cookies (and even less of Nutella stuffed!).

  • jehanne@thecookingdoctor April 23, 2013, 8:11 am

    I’m on m cookie baking spree, so can’t help but salivate over this Nami! They look gorgeous, and I bet the melted nutella is the middle is heavenly..definitely making these soon:-)

  • john@kitchenriffs April 23, 2013, 9:27 am

    Wow, you have layer after layer of flavor in these! Both the recipe and the pictures look great! Gotta make these – they look wonderful. Thanks so much.

  • Kim | a little lunch April 23, 2013, 9:31 am

    Nami, I can certainly understand why these were the best chocolate chip cookies you ever had! The brown butter video was a delight to watch, too — that aroma is one of my favorite “perfumes.” :)

  • Denise Browning@From Brazil To You April 23, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Nami: These cookies look really great…The chocolate in the center is a big bonus. I would love to pin them (as well as the ketchup pasta) but I have tried to find the pin button without success. I saw the pinterest button on top of your blog but not the pin button. When you can, please let me know how I can pin those dishes. Thank you!

  • Lawyer Loves Lunch April 23, 2013, 12:20 pm

    You had me convinced at brown butter chocolate chip cookies and then you had to go an add the nutella? Good god, I clearly need to make these cookies this weekend :)

  • Ramona April 23, 2013, 1:01 pm

    I love seeing you bake more… you are making some drool worthy confections. I love Chocolate chip cookies, but stuffed with nutella…. what a fantastic surprise. :0)

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz April 23, 2013, 1:16 pm

    Oh my, these sounds so dangerously good. Brown butter really gives flavor. You are really become a pro baker :-)

  • Reem | Simply Reem April 23, 2013, 2:09 pm

    Ok You have totally convinced me here to make these!
    I knew they were awesome the moment I saw these on instagram…
    B/W Love the shot!
    Wishing your little princess a very happy belated bday and loads n loads of love n wishes!

  • Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily April 23, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Oh Nami, these cookies look Super Delicious! Love the Sea Salt on top :)

  • Robin April 23, 2013, 3:08 pm

    Hi Nami,
    I am determined to make these cookies this weekend. Can I mix by hand? I don’t have a stand mixer.
    Thank you for this and all of your amazing recipes. Making your gyoza with rice and miso soup tonight.

  • Rhonda (@diningalone) April 23, 2013, 6:16 pm

    I have never had nutella before, I think it is finally time I tried it. I wish I had one of these cookies right now!

  • Daniela April 23, 2013, 6:27 pm

    OMG Nami, these cookies are just too tempting!
    They look so moist and crunchy, would love to have them with a cup of coffee :)

  • Yelena April 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

    I like very much salt in dessert, specially with chocolate. I don’t know about my kids but for my morning coffee these cookies are perfect. Dear Nami, I love when you bake-)

  • Kitchen Belleicious April 23, 2013, 7:01 pm

    are you serious? You stuffed a cookie with nutella? How genius is that and I love the idea of combing in my two favorite flavors!

  • Hannah April 23, 2013, 7:52 pm

    In this case, Nami, a picture is worth a million words! These are beautiful cookies and indeed they do have everything. You had me at brown butter! What lucky party guests.

  • Juliana April 23, 2013, 8:02 pm

    I love chocolate chips with brown butter, now filled with Nutella sounds even better.
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a great week Nami :)

  • Sue | My Korean Kitchen April 23, 2013, 8:15 pm

    Oh my! It looks absolutely delicious. Superb photos!!! I just had three “purchased”chocolate cookies and I feel like getting some refund and buy yours instead. :D

  • Raymund April 23, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Another baking perfection Nami! I love that surprise in the middle

  • Bam's Kitchen April 24, 2013, 12:15 am

    Nami-san, You have to be the best loved mom on the block. This cookie has everything going for it, brown butter, nutella, chocolate and that whole sweet/savory thing. I have to look away now as your pictures are causing the pavlov response.

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 24, 2013, 12:46 am

    It makes me feel like a child myself, and Nutella is a magic ingredient for me like always. I can imagine how you packed one or two to your son’s lunch box :)

  • Liz April 24, 2013, 4:50 am

    Look at you!!! Baking up a storm with these delicious, gourmet cookies!!! You rocked these, my friend!!! xo

  • kat April 24, 2013, 6:11 am

    sounds amazing!

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) April 24, 2013, 9:32 am

    Freezing the Nutella is a GENIUS move–even if they do look like little poos, haha! These cookies look to DIE for, and browned butter is just gilding the lily. Amazing!

  • TheKitchenLioness April 24, 2013, 11:53 am

    Nami, you certainly created quite a treat of a cookie there – the beurre noisette is always a nice touch, in many recipes, as it adds a wonderful depth of flavor that you do not get from “normal butter”, as the name says, it adds even more delicious “nuttiness”. I am sure that all who tasted these beauties must have adored them.
    Have a lovely Wednesday!

  • Malou | Skip to Malou April 24, 2013, 1:04 pm

    you got me in nutella haha. anything nutella to me is goooood… just like magic. Thank you for sharing the video on how to make brown butter. I am always intrigued what a brown butter is all about. Now I learned something new. Thanks for sharing Nami!


  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen April 24, 2013, 5:10 pm

    Oh my that sounds like a decadent cookie, love that brown butter and who can resist a chocolate chip cookie!

  • Mi Vida en un Dulce April 24, 2013, 6:20 pm

    You right, should be best chocolate chips cookies…!!! I think that everything that has Nutella is just wonderful. I need, yes, need, to bake your recipe.

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking April 24, 2013, 8:51 pm

    These cookies sound like the best chocolate chip cookies! Nutella and brown butter? YES please! I’ll take a dozen!

  • My Kitchen Stories April 24, 2013, 10:35 pm

    You’ve convinced me. I really want to make these

  • Wholesale Cookies April 24, 2013, 11:32 pm

    Looking Just like a divine..i am definitely going to make this..thanks for post!

  • Ella-Home Cooking Adventure April 25, 2013, 4:36 am

    Oh my! These are truly irresistible. Love the combination you made, must have been incredible delicious.

  • Chocolate bars April 25, 2013, 11:02 am

    These cookies are awesome.Thank you for this wonderful recipe!!!

  • Linda | The Urban Mrs April 25, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Wow – this looks heavenly and I adore all the ingredients you have in those cookies. I can’t wait to have a nibble-n-giggle party with those kids.

  • Angela April 25, 2013, 2:20 pm

    These sound fantastic!

    • Nami April 26, 2013, 11:33 pm

      Thanks Angela! xo :)

  • Charles April 25, 2013, 3:05 pm

    Mm, they sure look good. Bonus points if you make your own Nutella, right?! I never tried but apparently it’s pretty easy! I don’t have much success with cookies… no matter what I do they usually end up being too flat, or too thick, or too hard… You’ve nailed these – perfectly done. They look like the cookies they sell in a store near me, which I love!

  • Ira Rodrigues April 25, 2013, 6:16 pm

    My son is the bigest fans of nutella and this recipe will do the magic for his snacks box for his school. thx for the recipe Nami!

  • mjskit April 25, 2013, 10:22 pm

    Nami – these are the ULTIMATE chocolate chip! They are so much more than a chocolate chip cookie. You need to come up with another name – like The BEST cookie you’ll ever eat! You packed it ALL in – brown butter, nutella, salt, chocolate – WOW! I really would like to order two dozen! I’ll be dreaming about these tonight – that’s for sure.

  • Christine @ Cooking Crusade April 26, 2013, 6:43 am

    WOAH these cookies look absolutely divine Nami!!!! I love the idea of stuffing them with nutella, genius!!

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie April 26, 2013, 12:20 pm

    Oh my they certainly sound like amazing cookies! How lucky for those little kids to have received them as party favors. Thanks for sharing Nami:)

  • Cate @ ChezCateyLou April 26, 2013, 12:49 pm

    The best chocolate chip cookies you have ever had?! I must try them! They look insane, and I am always excited about trying a new twist on the classic chocolate chippers!

  • Adrian (What the Heck is Filipino Food) April 26, 2013, 6:51 pm

    Woah…how did I not see this! Nutella and choc chips?! Can you please adopt me? LOL

  • Jennifer April 27, 2013, 8:53 am

    Hi the biscuit look yummy… as your recipe measurement is in cup for some for some of the ingredients … can I know one cup is around how many grams? thanks!


    • Nami April 29, 2013, 9:29 pm

      Hi Jenn! 1 US cup is 240ml, or 16 tbsp if that’s easier. I’m sorry I didn’t measure the grams for this recipe. Hope that helps. :)

  • Lynna April 28, 2013, 1:52 am

    I have heard of amazing things about these cookies! I can`t wait to try it myself.

  • dedy oktavianus pardede@Dentist_Chef April 28, 2013, 10:11 am

    Unfortunately, i can buy any nutella around here…
    i heard the importir had sone customs shipping issues, i guess i’m gonna stickin with peanut butter for a while…
    don’t you think that ground hazelnut can be the substitude???

    • Nami April 29, 2013, 9:31 pm

      Hi Dedy! I’m not sure how ground hazelnut will work, as the stuffed nutella is supposed to be soft just like peanut butter when the cookies come out from the oven. I think PB will work the best if you cannot find Nutella. :)

  • Jenn and Seth April 28, 2013, 6:06 pm

    oh my gosh these sound like the most perfect cookie in all the land! so much deliciousness!

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  • Shirley May 1, 2013, 10:12 pm

    My mouth is watering at the thought of these cookies! Chocolate and Nutella and brown butter??? Gorgeous photos too — cookies aren’t always easy to photograph appealingly, but you always make everything look good.

  • Fern@Tofoodwithlove May 6, 2013, 3:11 am

    I just saw Nutella cookies at the shops today and I thought of your recipe!i ended up buying it and it was yummy. Can’t wait to make these :)

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet May 7, 2013, 6:22 am

    I can’t believe I have never made these cookies before! I can just imagine how amazing it will smell and even more delectable to eat!!! I love the smell of brown butter but I always manage to brown it too much and burn it hahaha so I really need to learn how to brown the butter better :)

    And such a smart idea to pipe the Nutella first before putting them into the cookie dough, it’ll make it so much easier to handle! Thanks for the Tips!

  • easyfoodsmith May 8, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Can’t wait to try these cookies. My daughter is a nutella addict and I am sure these cookies will get polished off even before they get time to cool!!

  • Libby May 10, 2013, 1:39 am

    OH MY! I’ve made browned butter chocolate cookies before (using leftover Easter eggs) and they were wonderful but this version with the Nutella centre sounds even better! Thanks for sharing and I’ll let you know how I go with these :)

  • Stephanie May 17, 2013, 6:43 am

    Nutella anything is good! What a great party favor!

  • Bob R May 18, 2013, 5:53 am


    These cookies were soooo delicious! The sea salt is a great combination to the sweetness of the chocolate chips. Also, the texture of the cookies were perfect with being soft and a little crunchy at the same time. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    • Nami May 21, 2013, 12:24 am

      Hi Bob! I’m so happy you made these cookies. I love them so much too, and it was my pleasure, and thank you for your kind feedback! xo :)

  • Richelle Nicole May 18, 2013, 7:02 pm

    Just finished making these cookies and they were a huge hit in my house! The brown butter and sea salt really set these cookies apart. My only issue was my dough was on the crumbly side, maybe my egg wasn’t big enough. When I make them again I’ll make sure I have large eggs. :)

    • Nami May 21, 2013, 12:26 am

      Hi Richelle! Thank you very much for trying this recipe! I’ve made these several times but so far I haven’t had the crumbly dough issues so as you mentioned, the large eggs might make a difference. Hope your next attempt will be successful! :)

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 20, 2013, 8:30 pm

    You had me at chocolate chip cookies. You sealed the deal with nutella. What a dream combo!

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  • chriiz July 21, 2013, 7:36 am

    Did this today and replace nutella with mixture of dark choc, white choc, and normal choc. Hence i did cut down on the sugar to half of both. Turns out…great!!!

    • Nami July 21, 2013, 8:11 am

      Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed the cookies! Thank you so much for your feedback! :)

  • Julie September 24, 2013, 6:16 am

    I just saved it in my recipe box and will try this anytime soon,i have a jar of nutella waiting to be opened for this recipe. We love cookies!!!!!

    • Nami October 1, 2013, 11:54 am

      Hi Julie! I just found your comment in my inbox and unflagged. Sorry about my delay in response. Hope you enjoy these cookies. They are so delicious!!

  • april October 7, 2013, 11:43 am

    Hi! I made the cookies last week, and it turned out great. The only thing is I found them a little bit too sweet. I’m worry if I cut down the sugar, then will the dough be dry? Can you give me some advice?


    • Nami October 7, 2013, 11:56 am

      Hi April! You can cut down on sugar and chocolate chips. The original recipe includes more chocolate chips and it was really sweet too. :)

  • menchie January 2, 2014, 9:10 pm

    i’ve prepared the nutella balls and the brown butter. my little girl and i will be dioing this tonight!

    • Nami January 28, 2014, 10:29 am

      Hi Menchie! Sorry for my late response. I didn’t realize your comment till now. I hope your little girl enjoyed these cookies. Thank you! :)

  • BonC January 19, 2014, 9:46 pm

    hello Nami,

    Can I know this is a crispy or chewy cookie?

    • Nami January 21, 2014, 8:35 am

      Hi BonC! Well, it’s not crispy like butter cookies (not that hard) but I don’t consider these are chewy cookies. Maybe in between?

  • Jinilia February 17, 2014, 12:47 am

    Hi Nami, I just made these cookies they are super tasty!! I’m proud of myself lol thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Btw do u have any tips to make them cookies crunchier? They are too chewy for my hubby’s liking. Btw your recipe supposed to be chewy right? Or did i make it wrong because mine turned out chewy.

    Thanks before :)

    • Nami February 17, 2014, 11:21 pm

      Hi Jinilia! I”m glad you liked these cookies! :) I haven’t made these for a while, but I remember it was both chewy and crunchy (especially from the second day – even stored in an air-tight container). When it was still warm, it was more chewy, but definitely it was crunchier afterwards. I personally like crunchy cookies too, but I was quite happy with this. If he likes more like butter cookies/sable cookies, this is not that crunchy. Hope this helps. :)

      • Jinilia February 18, 2014, 8:16 pm

        Yeah you’re right. Today I ate them they are crunchier than before :) Thanks Nami please keep on sharing your recipes. Love them :)

  • Vita @ Its Jello August 12, 2014, 12:14 am

    cookies with nutella filling – it will definitely feel like in heaven ..

  • Jack Ripper August 19, 2014, 5:10 pm


    • Nami August 20, 2014, 1:59 pm

      Thank you Jack! :)