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Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


These Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies are cookie HEAVEN! They’re ooey gooey in the center and baked with brown butter for a rich flavor.



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, browned and cooled
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • Roughly 1/3 cup Nutella
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Start by prepping the Nutella. Line a plate with wax paper and dollop 12 heaping teaspoons onto the plate. Pop it in the freezer while you start on the dough.
  2. To brown the butter, melt it in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it reaches a deep amber color and gives off a nutty aroma. This takes about 8-10 minutes. 
  3. Transfer to a heat proof container, scraping the bottom of the pan, and let the butter cool. It should be a little warm to the touch when you start making the dough.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. For the dough, mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Once cooled, mix together the brown butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Mix for about a minute but it won’t fully come together. It will remain a little clumpy which is fine.
  7. Next, mix in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  8. Mix in the dry ingredients then fold in the chopped chocolate.
  9. Using a large cookie scoop, fill it about half way with the cookie dough then press your thumb in the center to create a well. By this time, the Nutella should be solid enough to pick up. Press a dollop of frozen Nutella into the center then cover with more cookie dough. Make sure you create a tight seal so the Nutella doesn’t melt out.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. The center will still look a little doughy. Transfer to a cooling rack and sprinkle with a little sea salt while they’re still warm. 
  11. After about 10-15 minutes, you’re ready to dig in. Enjoy!

Keywords: nutella stuffed cookies, nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies

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