4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies

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There’s nothing I love more than a simple recipe and these 4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies are it!

These will be THE BEST Nutella Cookies you’ve ever made. You can even compare these with 20 ingredient recipes. These will always win.

They’re soft and chewy, with a slightly gooey center. Very chocolatey too which always makes the best cookies!

A while back my sister in law shared this recipe with me and I was blown away at how EASY it was.

I would’ve never guessed you only needed 4 ingredients to make such incredible cookies. They’re so good!

I sadly don’t know who originally created this recipe, but thanks to them! Because these are now a staple in our home. :)

bitten gooey 4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies

Are you a Nutella lover?

Nutella is one of those things that has people either 100% committed or not at all. You don’t just feel meh about Nutella. You love it or hate it.

I’m a total Nutella lover for sure!

I don’t know about you, but I think Nutella goes with everything!  Lather it on toast, pancakes, fruit, cupcakes…the options are endless!  

The best part about this recipe is that the main ingredient IS Nutella, so it is what you taste most and what keeps the cookie soft and chewy.

The flour and egg are simply there to bind it all together and the baking powder lets it rise just a little to create that perfect cookie texture!

We’ve made these cookies SO MANY TIMES over the years. Whenever I want a simple cookie, these are my go to.

I now buy my Nutella in Costco sized buckets…so we always have enough on hand ;)

4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies on wire rack

What else can I add to these cookies?

If you’re looking for a little extra pizzazz…

If you really want to commit to the Nutella theme, when they come out of the middle, create a little indentation and add a little pool of Nutella. It’ll be warm and melty and so delicious!

For a Nutella mocha cookie…add 1/2 tsp. instant coffee powder or 2 tbsp brewed espresso to give it that deep mocha flavor.

Let me know in the comments which you think would be the best add in (p.s. I’ve tried them all and I can’t decide which is best!):

  • Nutella filled center
  • M&M’s
  • chocolate chips
  • chopped hazelnuts
  • powdered sugar dusting

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes, you can freeze the dough in balls or the cookies after baking. Both work well. :)

Can I make these Gluten Free?

While these are dairy free, they’re not currently gluten or egg free. I haven’t tried swapping the egg for anything, but I have tried a Gluten free flour and it works great in this recipe!

If you make this recipe, tag me on Instagram! I would love to see your creations and share them :)

Shout out to my sweet sister-in-law Monica for sharing these delicious 4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies!

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4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies

These easy Nutella cookies only have 4 ingredients- Nutella, flour, baking powder and an egg. You'll be enjoying a gooey cookie in under 15 min!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Add Nutella and egg and mix well until no flour or egg streaks remain.
  • Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake at for 9-10 min or until centers are barely set. Let them fully cool and enjoy!
Keyword baking, chocolate, cookies

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76 thoughts on “4 Ingredient Nutella Cookies”

  1. Oh, these look so delicious! I bet they would be wonderful with a cup of coffee. I have never tried Nutella, but may need to now.

    1. Amazing! These cookies are absolutely perfect! I love how the ingredients just go so well! I tried other recipes for nutella cookies and this recipe is my favorite! I added pieces of chocolate on top as well! ❤

  2. wow this is so easy to make and just four ingredients! The cookies look already amazing! I’m so excited to make this and taste it. Thanks gurl for sharing this wonderful recipe with us!

  3. My Slice of Happy

    These look absolutely delicious! And Nutella is one of my biggest weaknesses. I will give them a try this weekend!

    1. I tried using this recipe and making the cookies but the mix was all lumpy and I coulnt turn it into balls for the cookies because it kept falling apart. What should I do??

      1. Make sure that you use an extra large egg and that you measure the flour correctly. It sounds like your batter was too dry to hold together. Make sure when you measure your flour to use the spoon method to measure the 1/2 cup. And “fluff the flour” before measuring. Good luck!😁

  4. I made these and loved how chewy they are. I did add a few extra choc chunks on top, and so so amazing! Thanks for sharing!

      1. I was wondering if I could save the dough in the fridge or freezer? I made too much and wanted to make the rest in a week or two….

        Please let me know !! :)

  5. Jen @ Jenron Designs

    These sound amazing I love Nutella so I know they will be a big hit. I can not believe they are only 4 ingredients! I love a easy recipe.

  6. Debra Schwulst

    Hi there, I’m also new to Nutella cookies, and these look amazing and came together very smoothly, but I just wanted to give a little feedback in case anyone was interested. I followed the recipe and the cookies came out looking perfect. They were nicely round with a crackly top. The flavor lacked something however. Maybe that’s to be expected because of the ingredients? Maybe it needed a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors? Maybe some shredded coconut to give some texture and flavor? I don’t know, but they are definitely not my favorite tasting cookie. They are also very oily. Not only while rolling and handling them raw, but even after they’re cooked, every time I touched one it left my fingers slippery. Otherwise, these are a decent, easy and quick cookie to make.

    1. Hi Debra, thanks for stopping by and leaving your feedback on these cookies. It’s unfortunate your results weren’t delish :(
      I have some ideas why this maybe didn’t come together so well… Number one thing I found odd from your results was the oily-ness. I’ve never had that happen. All I can think of, is that maybe your Nutella wasn’t well mixed and therefore, too much of the oil got into the batter. Every time I use my Nutella (especially a new jug), I stir it well so the oils are distributed.
      I have added a pinch of salt before as well, and they’re good. But not enough to make a difference in my opinion. I do think the lack of flavor may also have been the excess oil in your batter.
      If you make them again, or add anything else to them, please let me know how you like them. Once again, thanks for stopping by! :)

    2. I totally agree. Nutella is my favourite go-to snack … since I was a young girl I would eat Nutella with the spoon forget the bread so is really expecting to be amazed by these cookies. I’m not sure if I overworked the dough or made it sit too long before making the cookies but all I had was oil from the Nutella. I ended up making smaller portions and increasing the cooking time because the cookies were raw inside. Extremely disappointed with the outcome please let me know what I’ve done wrong:
      Was I supposed to mix by hand or with a mixer, should I have melted the Nutella?? I would love to try it again

      1. Hi Rosie, sorry to hear that :( Could it have been that you didn’t stir the Nutella before scooping it out of the jar? I’ve noticed that Nutella jars are usually full of oil at the top, whether you’re just opening it, or it’s been sitting in your pantry for a bit. That could have contributed to way too much oil in your cookies. Let me know! I’ve always mixed by hand. Maybe our ovens are a bit different as well. Mine heat up very strongly so I require less cooking time. My mom’s oven is older so sometimes I’ve had to bake things longer there.
        Hope the next ones turn out better!
        Sophia

  7. Ellen Mika Zelasko

    I have some really big nutella fans in my house, so these are going to be a hit! I love how quickly some of your recipes come together, they fit with my busy lifestyle.

  8. Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS

    So I made these over Valentines and I wanted to come back a rate the recipe because it was sooooo good thanks so much for sharing! It will be a staple.

    1. Ah, I’m so glad to hear that, Jen! Thank you for coming back to rate the recipe and let me know. I really appreciate it :)

  9. Sounds good! (and looks good too) Do you think they would work if I use flax egg? Or do you have any other vegan substitute recommendation for the egg? Thanks! xx

  10. That looks so yummy! Now that I’m stuck at home, I’ve really gotten into baking. I’ll try these out today!

  11. Laura Jafarkhani

    These look delicious and easy! My kids have recently discovered how amazing Nutella is so they would totally love these also!

  12. Yum … nutella and cookies in the same sentence. I’ll be doing some backing this weekend. Thank you for the inspo.

  13. I’m so excited to make these with my toddler! He loves baking but requires simple recipes so that we can see it through to the end!

  14. I added instant espresso for a darker chocolate flavor and served them with affogato for an after dinner dessert. I’m going to add flake salt to the top the next time and I think they will be even more perfect!!

  15. Have made this recipe several times now and they are so good. I have added 3/4 cup of Reeses peanut butter chips and OMG this is the best way to make them. Try it they don’t last long in our house .

  16. 5 stars
    These turned out amazing! My daughter has Asperger Syndrome and I wanted a simple recipe she could follow on her own since she loves to bake so much. This was a hit and she had so much fun rolling the dough and sprinkling with powdered sugar! We will definitely do it again!

  17. these sound like they would be delicious. I have a Nutella-loving grandson who will love these. Think I will chop and roast some hazelnuts and add them, along with some chocolate chips, too. I’ll let you know my results!

  18. …….and if it helps, based on the other comments, I sifted my flour and then measured it plus I didn’t have extra lg eggs so I used 1 lg and 1 small. Without even adding any extras they are perfect.

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