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Nutella Crinkle Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit

Nutella Crinkle Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit

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

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

I like baking with Nutella, as evidenced by recipes like Nutella chocolate chip cookies and caramel-stuffed Nutella cookies. However with these cookies, I believe 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 delicate 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, similar to these Nutella brownies
  • Further delicate facilities, crisp crackly edges
  • Crunchy hazelnuts add texture
  • Rolled in confectioners’ sugar, for that basic crinkle cookie look
  • Double the Nutella: it’s entering 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 seems to be even an hour after cooling! These are unimaginable.

Finest 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. For those who’re inquisitive about studying why, learn this publish on Dutch-process vs. pure cocoa powder.
  • Butter: Keep in mind that room-temperature butter just isn’t as heat as you assume. Let it sit out for just one hour earlier than beginning. Will probably be cool to the contact.
  • Egg + Egg Yolk: I tailored the bottom of in the present day’s cookie primarily based off of my caramel-stuffed Nutella cookies. When protecting 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 could find pre-chopped hazelnuts, that’s nice; in case you can solely discover complete hazelnuts, I like to recommend chopping by hand slightly than utilizing a meals processor. In recipe testing, even simply quick fast pulses in a meals processor gave uneven outcomes, with some items too massive 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 present 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 take advantage of a stand mixer for these cookies, however an electrical hand mixer works too. This Nutella cookie dough is additional delicate, so chilling is important—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.

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 in case you have been making a thumbprint cookie, and pinch and mildew 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 one in all your cookie “bowls.” Place the second cookie bowl excessive of the Nutella-filled one, and gently pinch the perimeters collectively to seal.

Give the stuffed 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. You might 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 the entire dough balls are stuffed and rolled, you possibly can 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 consequently from melting. Not an issue in the case of style, however if you need the snowy look of stark-white confectioners’ sugar on high, coat the cookie dough balls in slightly granulated sugar first. Only a gentle 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 title. I 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 elective. For those who don’t wish 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 are going to unfold an excessive amount of. As an alternative of chopped hazelnuts, you need to use 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 take in it. The cookies might 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 slightly extra confectioners’ sugar on high 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 possibly can’t keep away from humidity, however in case you’re questioning why the sugar melts, it might 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 largest, 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 how you can freeze cookie dough.