Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Tasty Cookies With A Surprise Middle

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If you’re a cookie fanatic, you absolutely have to try these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside, with a generous bite of Nutella in the middle of every cookie!

What Makes Them Better Than Regular Chocolate Chip Cookies?

I’ll admit, I’m not a cookie lover. In fact, I don’t really like sweets at all. Fortunately, I gave birth to 3 sons that adore sweets and married a man that does as well. So, let me tell you the things they loved about these cookies. Hopefully, you’ll love them too!

  • Rich. Are you a chocoholic? While Nutella isn’t chocolate, it definately hits the spot when you’re craving chocolate. Combine the sinful center of this cookie with the chocolate chips in the cookie dough, and you have a match made in Heaven.
  • Thick. These aren’t a crispy cookie. Even with the warm butter used in the recipe, these cookies still don’t fall flat. If you want a cookie that is good on the go (because when aren’t my kids running to a practice, rehearsal, or a friend’s house) these are the perfect cookie to avoid making a crumby mess.
  • Sturdy. These Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies aren’t crumbly and delicate, but they’re not tough either. They make the perfect vessel for milk dipping.
  • Satisfying. While this can be said about nearly any cookie recipe, these cookies are indulgent. Instead of swiping 2 or three cookies when you’re craving something sweet, these will satisfy that sweet tooth with a single cookie.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Nutella. This is the star of the show and what makes this cookie recipe truly special.

All-Purpose Flour.

Granulated Sugar.

Brown Sugar.

Vanilla. Pure vanilla gives the best flavor, but if you want to use imitation, I won’t tell anyone.

Butter. I prefer to use melted butter for this recipe because it helps balance the thickness of the cookies (since they’re stuffed).

Eggs. Room temperature egggs seem to provide a delightful texture in this recipe.

Chocolate Chips. Chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, whatever you have that is chocolate is just fine here. Some people are picky about what kind of chocolate they use in their chocolate chip cookie recipes, but I’m not one of those people.

Baking Soda. Creates a full bodied cookie.

Baking Powder.

Salt. Just a hint of sea salt goes a long way, but helps balance the sweetness of these cookies.

How To Make Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Step 1: Freeze The Nutella. I used a large dinner plate for this. It allowed plenty of room for enough Nutella balls for the whole batch.

**PRO TIP #1** If you kids like to walk through the kitchen and sneak bites of the cookie dough, make extra frozen Nutella balls so you have enough for a full batch of cookies.

**PRO TIP #2** Wrap your dinner plate in plastic wrap or cling wrap before you freeze them so they come off easily and clean up is a breeze.

Step 2. Make The Cookie Dough.

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and melted butter.
  • In the same bowl, add in beaten eggs and vanilla.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and incorporate well.
  • Add in your desired type of chocolate chips.
  • Mix until you have the chocolate chips evenly distributed through the chocolate chip cookie dough.

Step 3: Stuff The Cookies.

  • Take a generous helping of cookie dough in the ball of your hand and press it flat. Use your thumb to create a small divot in the dough.
  • Place a frozen Nutella ball in the center of the cookie dough.
  • Gently wrap the cookie dough around the frozen Nutella ball, making sure there is no exposed hazelnut spread.

Step 4: Bake Until Golden Brown. I prefer my cookies a little crispier, especially this recipe because it helps hold the Nutella in while they cool. If you leave them too soft, the Nutella can seep through any cracks that may have formed in your cookies before they cool completely.

Step 5: Cool and Enjoy. When the cookies are done baking, let them sit on the baking sheet for a minute or two while you prepare a cooling rack. Gently remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on the cooling rack to cool completely before storing.

Tips, Tricks, and Variations

  • Work fast. Maintaining the temperature of the frozen Nutella is absolutely essential in the success of this recipe. I pulled just enough frozen nuggets of hazelnut spread for the amount of cookies I was baking for that specific batch. I had to make this recipe several times to get it exactly how I imagined it in my head. If you let the Nutella melt, it will bake into the cookie dough. While it’s still really yummy, it doesn’t give you that WOW factor that a big bite of concentrated Nutella does.
  • Make these ahead of time. This isn’t one of your “I’m craving cookies so I’m going to whip some up really fast” recipes. You really need to plan on making these ahead of time since the Nutella has time to freeze completely. Luckily, you can always freeze up extra Nutella and keep in a freezer safe bag so the next time you’re craving them, you can make them on a whim.
  • Add nuts. Like I said before, I’m not a huge cookie fanatic, but when I eat cookies, I really like them to have nuts for an extra crunch. Feel free to add pecans or walnuts for a tasty bite.
  • Double up the chocolate. Can you ever have enough chocolate chips? Feel free to use chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or even white chocolate chips to put your own personal touch on this recipe.
  • Frost (?) them. Ok, so this is one step I never would have thought of, but thankfully my Nutella fanataic son walked by to snag one of the warm cookies straight out of the oven and dipped it in one of my melted Nutella balls. If you need an extra punch of sweetness, don’t be afraid to swipe a little extra on top of your cookies.

How Long Do They Last?

I would love to tell you an exact amount of time for these cookies, but my cookie monsters devoured these fresh out of the oven. If I had to guess, I would store these for 3-4 days in an airtight container for the freshest results. Any amount of time after that, they’re likely to become hard or tough.

That’s nothing 10 seconds in the microwave or a glass of milk can’t fix if you can’t eat them in time.

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Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Tasty Cookies With A Surprise Middle

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies | Tasty Cookies With A Surprise Middle

If you're a cookie fanatic, you absolutely have to try these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're perfectly crispy on the outside, with a generous bite of Nutella in the middle of every cookie!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 29 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Nutella
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Granulate White Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla

Instructions

  1. Before baking, freeze 24 teaspoons of Nutella in individual portions.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugars and melted butter.
  4. In the same bowl, add in beaten eggs and vanilla.
  5. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and incorporate well.
  7. Add in your desired type of chocolate chips.
  8. Mix until you have the chocolate chips evenly distributed through the chocolate chip cookie dough.
  9. Take a generous helping of cookie dough in the ball of your hand and press it flat. Use your thumb to create a small divot in the dough.
  10. Place a frozen Nutella ball in the center of the cookie dough.
  11. Gently wrap the cookie dough around the frozen Nutella ball, making sure there is no exposed hazelnut spread.
  12. Bake cookies on a well-greased baking pan for 9 minutes,
  13. Allow cookies to rest for a minute or two on the baking sheet.
  14. Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a wire rack to finish cooling.
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