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Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

A peanut butter cookie stuffed with Nutella.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 189kcal


  • 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar plus additional sugar to roll cookies in
  • 3/4 cup (160 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick,, 113 g) unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 cup (270 g) smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 g) all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (160 g) Nutella


  • Fill a ziploc bag or piping bag with Nutella, snip a corner off and then squeeze out Nutella about a teaspoon of Nutella on a parchment lined cookie sheet. (I use a half cookie sheet so it fits in my freezer). Freeze for about 30 minutes until solid.
  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the sugars and butter until light and fluffy about 2-3 minutes. Add in the egg to the butter mixture and stir to combine. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Stir in salt, baking soda and flour until well combined.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place your thumb in the center of each to create an indent. Place one Nutella "kiss" into the center. Cover up with more cookie dough. And then roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet and flatten with fork.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are golden brown and tops are set. Cool on a wire rack.


  • Be sure to measure your flour correctly. Over-measuring your flour is going to result in a dry, crumbly cookie. Read my full post on how to measure your flour correctly here.
  • Use room temperature butter. By softening your butter properly (and here are 3 ways you can do that in a hurry!) will allow the sugar to punch tiny holes into the butter incorporating air into the dough. Cold butter won’t allow this to happen. So room temperature, unsalted, and you’re good to go.
  • Don’t forget to take those eggs out early too. You also need a room temperature egg as well. Remember you want your ingredients all playing along well together. So a cold egg and room temperature butter just don’t play nice on the playground together. You’ll end  up with butter that starts to seize up in your bowl. My trick? Put your eggs in a bowl of warm water for 5 to 10 minutes and you’re good to go.
  • Flatten those cookies a bit. These cookies won’t spread much, so you want to help them out a bit and flatten them a bit. I prefer the fork criss cross method, but even a quick flatten with the palm of your hand will do the trick. Have you read my post on why your cookies spread too much? Check it out here!


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.9mg