Nutella Crinkle Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit

We’re taking the beloved traditional chocolate crinkle cookie and going a bit of nuts—in the absolute best method!—with these Nutella crinkle cookies. Chocolatey and full of crunchy hazelnuts, they’re thick and soft-baked, and full of a bit of additional Nutella within the center for good measure!

overhead photo of Nutella crinkle cookies covered in confectioners' sugar.

I really like baking with Nutella, as evidenced by recipes like Nutella chocolate chip cookies and caramel-stuffed Nutella cookies. However with these cookies, I feel I could have reached Peak Nutella Cookie (PNC). These are essentially the most Nutella-y of all of the Nutella cookies. We’re making the dough with Nutella, after all, however then additionally stuffing every cookie dough ball with extra Nutella, as a result of, let’s be trustworthy, why wouldn’t we??

Heat from the oven, the facilities of those Nutella crinkle cookies are deliciously gooey. After a few day, the Nutella facilities set right into a gentle and fudge-y texture, like the within of a truffle. They’re equally scrumptious each methods.

Why You’ll Love These Nutella Crinkle Cookies:

  • A lot of the chocolate taste comes from the Nutella, identical to these Nutella brownies
  • Further gentle facilities, crisp crackly edges
  • Crunchy hazelnuts add texture
  • Rolled in confectioners’ sugar, for that traditional crinkle cookie look
  • Double the Nutella: it’s moving into each the cookie dough AND the filling
  • Style just like the cookie model of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate hazelnut truffle!
stack of Nutella crinkle cookies with gooey Nutella in the center.
I didn’t add extra Nutella to those; that’s how the middle appears even an hour after cooling! These are unbelievable.

Greatest Elements to Use & Why:

  • Flour & Cocoa Powder: All-purpose flour makes up the bottom of those cookies. And be sure to use pure cocoa powder right here. In the event you’re inquisitive about studying why, learn this put up on Dutch-process vs. pure cocoa powder.
  • Butter: Do not forget that room-temperature butter just isn’t as heat as you suppose. Let it sit out for only one hour earlier than beginning. It is going to be cool to the contact.
  • Egg + Egg Yolk: I tailored the bottom of as we speak’s cookie based mostly off of my caramel-stuffed Nutella cookies. When masking in sugar, and to acquire the crinkle look, I wanted the dough to unfold a bit extra, and so I added an additional egg yolk. An additional egg yolk provides wealthy softness, too.
  • Nutella: Can’t make these cookies with out it, after all!
  • Chopped Hazelnuts: If you will discover pre-chopped hazelnuts, that’s nice; should you can solely discover entire hazelnuts, I like to recommend chopping by hand relatively than utilizing a meals processor. In recipe testing, even simply quick fast pulses in a meals processor gave uneven outcomes, with some items too large and a few turning into floor hazelnuts, which adjustments the feel of the dough.
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: For rolling the cookie dough balls in earlier than baking, to provide them that snowy crinkly exterior and love!

You additionally want brown sugar, white granulated sugar, salt, baking soda, and vanilla.

ingredients measured out and on gray surface including flour, Nutella, egg and egg yolk, baking soda, hazelnuts, vanilla extract, and butter.

I exploit a stand mixer for these cookies, however an electrical hand mixer works too. This Nutella cookie dough is additional gentle, so chilling is critical—2 hours is the minimal. Chilled cookie dough just isn’t solely simpler to deal with and roll into balls, it additionally bakes thicker cookies.

Nutella cookie dough in glass mixing bowl with red spatula.

After refrigerating the dough, will probably be fairly crumbly and that’s okay. You need a thick, crumbly dough since you’re going to be dealing with it a lot when filling and rolling it.

How you can Form & Fill Nutella Crinkle Cookies

To fill and form the cookies, take 1 scant Tablespoon (about 17g) of crumbly cookie dough:

cookie dough in bowl with Tablespoon measuring spoon.

Roll it in your fingers to make a ball. Press your thumb into the ball as should you have been making a thumbprint cookie, and pinch and mould the dough right into a shallow bowl form. Repeat steps 1 & 2 to make a second cookie “bowl.”

Add about 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella into certainly one of your cookie “bowls.” Place the second cookie bowl excessive of the Nutella-filled one, and gently pinch the edges collectively to seal.

Give the crammed cookie dough ball a fast re-roll in your fingers, to easy it out.

4 photo collage showing filling a dough ball with Nutella.

We use an identical course of to stuff these peanut butter-filled brownie cookies. Chances are you’ll discover it’s simpler to roll and form ALL the cookie dough “bowls” first, earlier than filling half with Nutella.

Coat the Dough Balls

Now that all the dough balls are crammed and rolled, you may coat them in confectioners’ sugar. Like with these chocolate crinkle cookies, roll the cookie dough balls into granulated sugar first, then give them a heavy coating of confectioners’ sugar.

Why each sugars? These Nutella crinkle cookies are additional moist, so the confectioners’ sugar all the time finally ends up melting a bit and/or turns yellow-ish because of this from melting. Not an issue with regards to style, however in order for you the snowy look of stark-white confectioners’ sugar on prime, coat the cookie dough balls in a bit of granulated sugar first. Only a mild layer, then go heavy on that confectioners’ sugar topping.

coating a cookie dough ball with confectioners' sugar.
confectioners' sugar coated dough balls on silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet.

Bake the cookies till they start to crack/crinkle, about 11–12 minutes.

Because the cookies bake, the confectioners’ sugar coating crinkles and cracks because the cookies take their form. Therefore, the lovable crinkle identify. I really like these.

Nutella crinkle cookies on wire cooling rack.
Do I’ve to fill these cookies with Nutella?

Nope! Filling the crinkle cookies with Nutella is totally optionally available. In the event you don’t need to take the time for this additional shaping step, you can also make these Nutella crinkle cookies with out filling. There’s nonetheless loads of Nutella taste in there! After chilling the dough, roll the dough into balls, about 1.5 Tablespoons (35–40g) of dough per cookie, after which proceed with rolling the dough balls within the sugars.

Do I’ve so as to add hazelnuts to the dough?

There must be an add-in on this cookie dough, or else they’ll unfold an excessive amount of. As an alternative of chopped hazelnuts, you should utilize chocolate chips.

The Cookies Soak up the Confectioners’ Sugar

Even after baking, the confectioners’ sugar tends to soften into the cookieand I discover that’s simply because Nutella is so greasy and might soak up it. The cookies can be fairly sticky when heat due to this, and have a yellow tint.

  1. Success tip: To repair this, I wish to use a sieve to sift a bit of extra confectioners’ sugar on prime as soon as the cookies have cooled.
  2. Success tip: It’s additionally useful to bake these cookies on dry days. Any humidity within the air will soak into the confectioners’ sugar, barely melting it. Generally you may’t keep away from humidity, however should you’re questioning why the sugar melts, it could possibly be the climate. Once more, go heavy on that confectioners’ sugar layer.
Nutella crinkles on white plate with 1 cookie broken in half to show Nutella in the center.

Sally’s Cookie Palooza

This recipe is a part of my annual cookie countdown referred to as Sally’s Cookie Palooza. It’s the most important, most scrumptious occasion of the yr! Browse dozens of cookie recipes over on the Sally’s Cookie Palooza web page together with:

and right here’s my video tutorial & information for the way to freeze cookie dough.


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