Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

5 from 5 votes

These easy chocolate hazelnut cookies are made with Nutella along with one egg, flour and chopped hazelnuts- quick, easy and a crowd favorite

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These Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are essentially Nutella Cookies, which makes them have a really special flavor that’s nostalgic and delicious! Chewy and rich, these cookies take just 5 minutes to prep with just 4 ingredients! They are the perfect way to get your chocolate fix!

A plate of chocolate hazelnut cookies with a glass of milk

Ingredients

  • Chocolate hazelnut spread: The essential ingredient! Nutella is the obvious choice but any other brand will work well.
  • Egg: To bind the dry ingredients together.
  • Flour: All purpose flour works really well in this recipe, but you can also try these with gluten-free 1:1 all purpose flour and they should work well.
  • Crushed hazelnuts: The nuts add a nice crunchy texture to the cookies. You could also use almonds or peanuts if you prefer, or leave them out.

How to Make Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

  1. Place the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Whisk them together until well combined without any streaks of flour.
  3. Place the chocolate hazelnut cookie batter on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven.
  4. Bake until they spread and the bottoms are golden brown.
4 image collage to show the batter before and after mixing, and then the cookies before and after baking

Tips for Making The cookies

  1. Don’t over mix the batter. Mix the cookie batter well so that there is no dry flour left in the bowl, but don’t over mix as this can result in tough cookies
  2. Leave room for the cookies to spread. When placing the cookies on the baking sheet, leave some room between each one as they will double in size.
  3. Chill the dough balls before baking. This will help the fat in the Nutella to solidify and they won’t spread as much when baked.

Frequently asked questions

How long do chocolate hazelnut cookies last?

Store the cookies in an airtight container and they stay chewy and irresistible – well, that is, if they last a few days! You can also make the dough a day ahead of time and store covered in the fridge. Make sure that your cookies are fully cooled before storing.

How do you know when the chocolate cookies are baked?

When you bake cookies that are dark in color, it can be hard to tell when they are done. Once the cookies are cooked, they will lose their shine and if they don’t fall inwards if you gently poke them, they are done. The cookies will continue to cook once they are removed from the oven, so let them cool completely.

Why do you cook the cookies on parchment?

This helps the bottom of the cookies not brown as fast. If you prefer a crispier bottom, you can place them directly on a baking sheet. Lining a baking sheet with parchment paper also makes clean up a breeze!

Chocolate hazelnut cookies stacked on a plate

This chocolate hazelnut cookies recipe is one you definitely need to make with your family! They’re so soft, so chewy, and so incredibly delicious! And if you’re a big Nutella fan, be sure to check out my Nutella Mug Cake!

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This Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies recipe was originally published on March 15, 2017. The recipe now includes updated step-by-step photos and more details for making the cookies perfectly.

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

These easy chocolate hazelnut cookies are made with Nutella along with one egg, flour and chopped hazelnuts- quick, easy and a crowd favorite
5 from 5 votes
Servings 9 servings
Course Dessert
Calories 219
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread like Nutella
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup whole wheat white flour
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, mix the chocolate hazelnut spread with the egg until smooth. Add the flour, and mix well until combined.
  • Divide the dough into 1 ½ tablespoon-sized balls using a spring-loaded scoop. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnut on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8-12 minutes or until cookie edges have set and the cookie tops are slightly cracked. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Notes

Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.
Make ahead Instructions: You can also make the dough a day ahead of time and store covered in the fridge. Make sure that your cookies are fully cooled before storing.
Tip: You will know the cookies are cooked because they will lose their shine. Remember that the cookies will continue to cook once they are removed from the oven, so let them cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 21mg, Potassium: 169mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 28IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

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  1. My daughter and I baked these for Santa on Christmas Eve. This is definitely our new favorite cookie. Very simple to make and super soft, chewy, and chocolatey!

  2. I used oat flour instead of AP and they took a bit longer to bake (maybe an extra minute) but turned out fantastic! Super easy and the kitchen smelled heavenly while baking!