If you love Nutella, you will love these Stuffed Nutella Cookies! We’ve taken our best chocolate chip cookie recipe and stuffed it with Nutella! These cookies are crazy good!Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella

I am so in love with these Stuffed Nutella Cookies! We’ve taken our best chocolate chip cookie recipe and stuffed it with Nutella! We also make them in a muffin tin so they’re easier to stuff with Nutella. These cookie cups are the perfect impressive dessert to share with company!

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am using our favorite homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, but you could also use store-bought cookie dough.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cookie Dough Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need for this cookie dough recipe: flour, sugar, brown sugar, butter, baking soda, one egg, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. You’ll also need Nutella of course!

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

How To Make The Best Cookies

Now let’s make these Nutella Cookies! Prepare the cookie dough according to the chocolate chip cookie recipe below. Place a scoop of cookie dough (I used a medium cookie scoop for this) in the bottom of a well-greased standard sized muffin tin and flatten it out a bit. Repeat until you use half the cookie dough.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Top cookie dough with a scoop of Nutella.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Then take a scoop from the remaining dough, flatten it a bit, and place on top of the Nutella cookies.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Repeat until you run out of cookie dough.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Bake these Nutella Cookies in a 350 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes, just until the edges are slightly browned. Do no overbake!

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

As soon as they come out of the oven, you may want to run a knife around the edges to make for easy removing later. Cool completely before removing from the tin, running a knife around the edge to help loosen.

Nutella Cookies — Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I hope you love these Stuffed Nutella Cookies as much as we do! They’re definitely a fun twist on our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. We love these homemade chocolate chip cookies!

Stuffed Nutella Cookies

Stuffed Nutella Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookie cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


If you love Nutella, you will love these Stuffed Nutella Cookies! We’ve taken our best chocolate chip cookie recipe and stuffed it with Nutella! These cookies are crazy good!



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (210 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a standard size muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  3. Place a scoop (about 1.5 tablespoons) of cookie dough in the muffin tin and flatten it. Repeat until you have used half the cookie dough. Top with a scoop (about 2 teaspoons) of Nutella. Scoop and flatten the remaining dough and place on top of the Nutella layer.
  4. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are just browned. Do not over bake. As soon as they come out of the oven, run a knife around the edges to make for easy removing later. Cool completely before removing from the muffin tin, running a knife around the edge to help loosen.

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238 Responses
    1. Harry Buckley

      They taste amazing I’ve tried them before, they taste like maryland cookies in uk but better

  1. Roshani Khanna

    Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look.
    My mouth is watering.

  2. Aijika

    Thank you for sharing your recipe, I also find it hard to figure out what type of recipes I’m going to use in making chip lava cookies to my wife really happy and proud but Also, thanks for the tips. I hope I’ll be able to make such delicious cookies like yours.

  3. Bombay

    Hi i wanted to ask if you can chill the cookie dough for better results? i have read chilling cookie dough for 24 hours gives you a better end result

  4. Alifemoment

    Wow, I did something similar about one month ago and I love it,
    the chocolate tasty is so nice in it, I love it :)

  5. Karlijn

    I’ve tried these and they were amazing! I loooved the gooey choclate, delicious! My dough was pretty fluid, not really like dough but more like batter, does anyone know what I can do about that? In a muffin tin it’s no problem but on a baking sheet it flows everywhere. Thank you

  6. Cashone

    oh!! its looking so delicious. Choco Chips cookies its so simple to prepare and easy to get it in your plate in less time. Thanks a lot to share this.

  7. Ali

    These look delish.
    Do you think I can make them in ramekins and serve them in the ramekins? Will the cooking time be the same?

  8. Mia

    Wow looks so delicious!! I am planning to make this but would want just one serving at a time, for those emergency sweet cravings.. Would it be alright to refrigerate or freeze the cookie and then bake one at a time while still frozen?

  9. Mina Winchester

    I just made these with Nutella instead of melted chips- It was amazing! Definitely bringing these to thanksgiving. Thanks :)

  10. alex

    hello – these look amazing! question – i want to make these for a Christmas party i am hosting. any chance you think its okay to assemble them and stick in fridge and then bake when ready? thx!

  11. Elaine (BreatheEatLive)

    Holy BaJeebus!!! This looks idyllic! So yummy I want to swim in it! Nice alternative to just a regular molten chocolate cake =)

  12. kathryn

    hi, i have a question. is it okay if i mix the ingredients without the mixer, or will it give different results? ty

  13. Laura

    OMG! These are divine. I absolutely CANNOT wait to try making them this weekend! And I’m stuck at home with a sore back so this is going to be perfect!

  14. Angela

    Angela them and was not nearly as happy as I had hoped. I was hoping for more of a oozing lava cake by it wasn’t gooey enough for me, actually it wasn’t gooey at all. Not sure if I overcooked them but I followed the recipe perfectly. I won’t make them again, but if I did I’d use semi-sweet chips and more chocolate for the middles. On the other hand, as a cookie, they were very good.

    1. Laura

      It looks like they actually added more melted/gooey-fied chocolate after the baking process. I’ve purchased a couple of pre-made lava cakes before in the store, and they have an extra packet for the gooeyness that you add while you heat it up. Hope you would try these again sometime!

  15. Leticia walker

    Just tired them today and they were awesome ! I want to eat them everyday!!! Yum! I used store bought cookies and Hershey’s chocolate chips.

  16. gina

    These did not turn out well for me. I am a seasoned baker and rarely have milk chocolate chips on hand and was searching for the right recipe to use them. This looked great. But i didn’t get the lava effect. Just a clump of chocolate in the middle. Maybe i should have added chocolate in the center extra???

  17. theultimatefoodaddict

    This looks so good! I couldn’t help saying awwww…. as I browsed through the post. This is the kind of stuff that can make all hearts melt.

  18. Zeleia

    I made these just now. My entire family has expressed their undying love for me. So, so delicious and incredibly easy to put together. Thank you!

  19. Isha

    I made one of these just right now and my kids went crazy over them. Now they are demanding for more. Thank you for this recipe, my kids now love me more.

  20. Ashley

    have you ever made them w/fudge (hersey’s fudge ice cream topping or something similar) instead of melted chocolate chips in the middle?

  21. Keelin

    I just made these! This is the best cookie recipe I have tried yet! Definitely a keeper for me. I haven’t even tried it with the ice cream yet. That’s next!
    Thank you!

  22. Tina

    I tried this recipe last night and it was SO good. I am diabetic, so I substitued Coconut Palm Sugar for the sugars and they turned out fantastic! I will absolutely put this recipe in my favorites. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  23. m-bakes

    I made this today but when i cut it open, there was no lava, never the, less it tastes amazing, but do you know why that happened and how to not let it happen again, would really appreciate it <3

  24. Terry Jackson

    Amanda, thanks so much for the recipe. I cant wait to try this out on my large family of about 12-15 people at our traditional Sunday dinner. I have two questions.
    1. I like to do a lot prepping first so I was wondering if I made the cookie dough 1-2 days in advance what could I do to store it and make sure it is still moist and fresh when its time to bake?
    2. I notice you used a small muffin pan is it possible I could use a larger pan to produce bigger lava cookies? And would this mess up the cooking time?
    Thanks in advance

  25. Annamaria Settanni McDonald

    You are amazing and so bad at the same time! There is no way to resist making these or any of your decadent treats. My husband too loves anything Ala Mode! Thank you for sharing all your recipes! This is a perfect recipe to kill anyone with kindness! =)

    Warmest Regards,

  26. Molten Chocolate

    I tried to make this but the cookies get overdone at the top and remain completely gooey at the bottom. Any suggestions?

    1. Emily

      I had the opposite problem. By the time mine were done on top, the chocolate in the middle had completely baked in–no gooey inside–and the bottoms were overdone. (Baked in a preheated 350 oven for 15 minutes.) If I try it again, I’ll probably leave them underdone.

  27. Carol Anthon

    These are a hit in our home!!!! I use nuttella in the center… oh my goodness
    The only thing I will do different next time is double the recipt!!! 12 is not enough

  28. MikeyP

    Wow that looks soo yummy, I know what Im gonna go do, thanks btw I have been looking for this recipe here forever :)

  29. Tyler

    I can’t wait to give these a shot. My girlfriend loves it when I bake for her, so I think I’ll make them for her and hopefully make some brownie points!

  30. sandra

    OMG,I must try your Lava cookies. Your pics makes you want to stick your finger
    right into the screen. You make the recipe look so easy.

  31. Irene

    How can you do this to me! I’ve put weight on just reading this but am rushing out to buy said ingredients so I can get baking! If possible I’ll make them at Messy Church but it depends on timing.

  32. Kami D.

    omigawd are you TRYING to kill me?! i just came from the Londoner blog about slutty brownies and now this?! im gonna end up with these recipes having been my murderer. and i would have died with a smile…

  33. Nisha

    Stumbled upon this page. Cookies made in muffin pan, wow. Cookies with gooey chocolate center, wow. I really like this. I’m going to try this with my eggless chocolate chip cookie dough recipe!

  34. Jennifer M.

    I never thought to take my standard cookie dough and turn it into something so sensational! Great technique – thanks.

    It’s my first time visiting your blog, and I’m really enjoying it. Off to another page…

  35. Ansh

    These were so good. I tried them and they are super easy to make. I had to get my hands a little dirty and mix cause the batter was thick. Totally loved it in the cookie version…will try it in the muffin version real soon. Love! Love! Love!

  36. liaM

    I just made them…how long do I have to wait to eat them?!!!! BTW, I LOVE your photos, I wish you could have photographed my pistachio and chocolate macaroons!!

    1. liaM

      UPDATE: Couldn’t wait any longer… we all loved them, and they came out perfect, just like your pictures…got exactly 12, 3 for each one of us.

  37. Patricia Deal

    The cookie recipe looks really good but i noticed there was no baking powder in the recipe do you not need it with all purpose flour. just checking before i make them thanks.

  38. Lacy @ NYCityEats

    Oh my gawddd! These look super yummy!! So going to try these out. I can already tell this recipe is going to be a winner!!

  39. bev

    I just made these for dessert at a Fri Night Fish Fry and sampled one of the ones that sort of crumbled….OMGoodness…..they are the BEST!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and great pics….. I know everyone will love them…..will definitely make these again, especially for a summer recipe around the pool!

  40. Sue

    Your pictures are fantastic! Made my mouth water just looking. I think I will try them with a few of the filling suggestions like nutella, hot fudge, and the chocolate chips. They all sound so good!

  41. Lisa @ A Little Slice of Life

    Oh I wish I read this before I made chocolate chip cookies yesterday. I think next time these are a must try. So simple.

  42. Tanya Sachdev

    Yummy…the elaborate explanation of the recipe with pictures is great..i ll surely make this mouth watering cookie.

  43. Tim

    Made these cookies last night. So easy and so good.
    Added peanut butter into some of the fillings. Definitely going to do a whole batch that way!
    Trying the peanut butter nutella icecream tonight.

  44. lauren

    Has anybody made these successfully yet? Just curious what the results were….my batter was a little runny and I didn’t have enough to make 10. Had to rescoop some back in to cover the tops of some. They are baking now so I’m nervous….

  45. Daniii

    100000% i’m gonna make some now. In fact my stomach is growling as I speak…..
    gonna whip up some yummy munchies now :3

  46. Kaja

    Hi! These were so delicious!! I only had a small problem with the dough being very…crumbly (?) when I took them out of the oven. I followed the recipe exactly and don’t understand what I did wrong. Do you have any tips on what to do different next time?

    Thanks! I love your blog!!

  47. Kristina

    Omygoodness I am obsessed with this recipe!! I just made these and they are amazing! I warmed mine up in the microwave and topped with ice-cream, just like your picture…. and o man… yum!! I’m so happy I found you on pinterest, you have the most delicious recipes on here!

  48. Macaroni and Cheesecake

    I recently made these for Valentine’s and they were great! They were so fun for something different. I am posting about them today (sourcing you of course) hope that is alright! Thanks for the great recipes!:)

  49. Cyndi

    This was the last thing I needed to see tonight, with serious chocolate craving I’m having! Just realized I have everything to make it too!! :)

  50. danielle

    These look awesome! I wanted to let you know that I featured these on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post today – stop by and see!

  51. Samantha

    My husband and I just made a batch of these tonight. This is probably the best desert I’ve EVER had. I can’t believe how easy they were. They turned out perfectly! Thank you so much for this recipe!

  52. Lisa @ A Little Slice of Life

    Oh. I’m in heaven, or maybe diabetic shock, either way I am making theses soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Ieasha Akins

    Hey Amanda I tried these for my sister and her family and they absolutely loved it (so did I) !! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  54. Alison

    This looks amazing! However, I’d like to recommend melting that chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Plastic bags leach plastics into food, especially anything acidic or fatty (chocolate). Nobody wants to eat plastic, especially since it also makes it more likely that those scrumptious goodies will stick firmly to your middle.
    I can’t wait to give these a try!

  55. BethDanielNefertariParisaNataliaStephenArielLiaAlex

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE! We are all college students and this made our friday night!! :D :D :D

  56. BethDanielNefertariParisaNataliaStephenArielLiaAlex

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE! We are all college students and this made our friday night!! :D :D :D

  57. Alison

    This looks amazing! However, I’d like to recommend melting that chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave. Plastic bags leach plastics into food, especially anything acidic or fatty (chocolate). Nobody wants to eat plastic, especially since it also makes it more likely that those scrumptious goodies will stick firmly to your middle.
    I can’t wait to give these a try!

  58. Kathalene

    I’ve never made lava cookies but I did attempt a Hot Chocolate Souffle once that didn’t turn out well…but it did make a delicious Lava cake with vanilla ice cream :)

  59. Sarah@afterhood

    Yum! My family is already half in love with Molten Chocolate Lava Cakes, so I am going to test these chocolate chip lava cakes on them! Great photo How-To as well.

  60. Haley Jacobson

    I made these tonight and they didn’t get cooked all the way through. I put them back in the oven and they got burnt on the top. I followed your instructions! What did I do wrong?

    1. Alison

      Your oven may not be heating evenly. Could be that you need to place the rack lower in your oven as it sounds like more heat may be coming from the top.

  61. Callie

    Everything you make looks delicious! Can I please be your taste tester ;) I will be making your Easy Homemade Ice Cream without a Machine recipe tonight! Thanks for all the yummy recipes.

  62. Meghan @JaMonkey

    I had one of these at Red Lobster the other day and it was the best thing I’ve ever had. So glad I found this! Pinned it!

  63. Melford McRae

    Ok I wanted to try this when I first saw it post but now after having made the I have become a fan, it looked easy enough simple ingredients and now I’m a rockstar to the kids thanks Kevin and Amanda.

  64. Katie Kowalsky

    Yummm! Thanks for sharing!
    This is such a great idea. I love all the new inventive ways peeps are coming up with these days for mixing cooking tools. I can definitely think of a few ways cookie cups could be dabbled with ;-)

  65. Agus

    Estoy haciendo la receta :) solo cambie el relleno de chocolate, por dulce de leche!!
    Esta en el horno en este momento….solo queda esperar
    Muy lindo el blog <3

    Saludos desde Argentina!


  66. Mrs. B

    These look beyond amazing!! Thank you for sharing!! Do you mind if I add this recipe to my blog? I will be sure to give you credit and link your blog to my post. Let me know…Thanks again!

  67. Rhi

    So, can you pop these in the microwave later to melt the chocolate again if you don’t eat them immediately? Or will the chocolate stay soft?

  68. Javelin Warrior

    Your cookies look incredible! I love the concept of using a muffin tin to make these… I have featured this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks for the inspiration

  69. jayme

    I have been looking for a molten lava chocolate chip cookie recipe for so long, and yours looks delicious. I will definitely be trying it out! :)

  70. Julie B.

    other than melting chips in a PLASTIC bag–I’ll have to give this recipe a try.
    after all, there is no such thing as too much chocolate!

  71. Mimi

    These look SO good! I can’t wait to make them. Question though, a 10 oz bag of chocolate chips is equal to 1 and 1/4 cups I believe. So if we use 1/2 cup for the molten lava center, we would have 3/4 cup remaining for the dough, right? It says 1 cup will be left over in the directions, so I wanted to clarify just in case that was an error :)

    1. Amanda

      You’re right, Mimi! The Hershey’s milk chocolate bags are actually 11.5 oz, not 10 oz. I’ll change that right now! :) For me it worked out just right — 1/2 cups for the molten lava center and just a tad more than 1 cup leftover for the cookies. :)

  72. Adele Forbes

    Wow..this has made me want to lick my screen, now that is the first time I ever said that! Thank you so very much for sharing!

  73. Kimberly Hurd

    I get your posts through my email and for some reason I can’t pin from them? Any reason why? I want to pin these yummy things (Which I am making on my “free day” sunday) Please help, I would love to make sure I can always track this recipe. Thanks for the help.

  74. Betsy

    These look amazing! But, I have one question. I do not have a microwave. Do you now how I could melt the chocolate on the stove top?

    1. Julie B.

      put chips in a metal bowl that fits inside ( but not to bottom of) one of your pots. fill bottom of pot– up the sides of the bowl a bit– with water. heat over med high, stirring constantly. best if the bowl has a lip to hold it up on the edge of the pot.
      this is otherwise known as (& sold at a high price as a set in stores as ) a double boiler.
      the trick is to heat the water in the pot so it melts the choc in the bowl– w/o getting any water in the choc, or boiling pot dry.

  75. june

    These look great! will be pinning it for later! I just got back from the gym so now will have something to keep working for on my free day!

  76. Texsanb

    Tried these tonight, usually things I see on other peoples blogs don’t turn out for me, but these turned out PERFECT!! Thanks for the great recipe–so yummy!

  77. Jodi

    This is the only time I am thankful my oven is not working! I would make this and eat them ALL! Yummy! The only problem will be when it gets fixed and I go crazy baking and eating!! Treadmill, here I come…

  78. Barbara | Creative Culinary

    Talk about over the top…this is it certainly. My daughter is in her 20’s and would take this over a birthday cake any day.

    I do have one concern though…you refer to a cookie dough by another blogger. You mean the same recipe I’ve used for years? That’s a pretty standard recipe, I don’t see how it could actually be attributed to anyone; way too generic in my book.

  79. christina @ ovenadventures

    i’m such a huge sucker for chocolate chip cookies already and then you do this. amazing. you always want to make me eat the screen.

  80. Casey L.

    My husband and I sometimes stop at Red Lobster just to have these for dessert! I’ve been trying to figure out how to make them for years!! So thank you! He’s gonna have one good Valentine’s Day surprise without a trip to Red Lobster. :)

  81. Jeanette

    WOW, those look amazing! I just showed my husband and he said “man, she comes up with some good recipes!” :) I can’t wait to make these, thanks for sharing!

  82. T

    Oh YUM. Chocolate chip cookies and ice cream. Two perfect ingredients together. I just gained 5 lbs drooling over these. They look so yummy. I am going to put this on my Valentine’s Day dinner menu. Thanks!!

    1. Samantha

      Please don’t think you can’t enjoy amazing treats like this in a dairy-free way! My son has life-threatening food allergies to dairy, peanut, and egg and I have not found a dessert yet that I can’t replicate or imitate in a way that is both safe for him and yummy for everyone (no one even notices they’re vegan unless I tell them). There are delicious dairy-free chocolate chips as well as dairy-free buttery spreads suitable for baking. Oh yea, even delicious non-dairy ice creams out there to top it off. I will definitely be making a dairy-free version of these ASAP.

  83. Jaan

    Hey, no fair, I’m trying to loose weight not add to it. LOL have to say these look amazing, and would be perfect for that special little treat once in awhile. I’m getting ready to forward this recipe to my brother as he is a chocolate cookie crazy fan. THANKS.

  84. Emilie

    anything with gooey chocolate in the middle is a total win in my book. And I’m definitely with ya-that extra cookie dough would go right into my mouth :)

  85. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    looks so innocent on the outside and then BAM! the lava comes out…i better hide this one from my hubby or he’ll expect them tonight :)

  86. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    I made something similar with muffin top pans and solid chocolates in the middle and they turned out amazing! I guess I’ll have to give these a try to see which method is better. Research calories don’t count right?

  87. Ms. Sew N Sew

    Wow! Does anyone know the calorie count in these bad boys?..guess u could just eat cookies for a day, who’s in? LOL. Definitely gonna try this one thanks Amanda.

  88. Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)

    Ohhh yes! I’m a sucker for anything chocolate chip. How good do these look! Imagine some Nutella in the middle of one of those :)

  89. Vintage Papers

    I have to admit that I gain some serious weight since I started to read your blog. I am completely addicted to your recipes (and photos!): something with chocolate and more chocolate with chocolate on top of the chocolate :)
    Keep them coming, I will start to workout some other day.

  90. Gerty

    I was just thinking how it must be time to bake some choc chip cookies. Hello presto! I’m so not gonna bake just any choc chip cookie now. This I gotta try (on Thursday when both my kids are at school and preschool!!!). Thanks!

    1. judit paton

      great recipe, i can not wait to try it, i think the weekend will be perfect. i will come back to tell my result.

  91. Choc Chip Uru

    You have the most delicious recipes – this is an absolute must try :D
    I can’t wait to try different combos of cookies and fillings!

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Coffee Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

    1. Amanda

      Yes, how fun would that be! :) I have been wanting to try a peanut butter cookie with chocolate in the middle… And a chocolate cookie with peanut butter in the middle! :)

  92. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    Amanda they look soooo good! I love Jenny’s dough, too. It gives great results and I love that you made these in a muffin tin. Last week I made some deep dish chocolate chip cookies in my whoopie pie pans but they were “single layer”. Love that you doubled yours up, with that hot fudge sauce in the middle. Swoon!

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