How to Make Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies




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Ladies and gentleman, may I proudly present… the Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookie! * Cheers, clapping & general applause fills the room. *

I know right?! You usually look at this type of recipe and think, yeah, this is far too faffy! When in actual fact, it’s nowhere near as complicated or fiddly as you think. So, without further ado, here is what you will need to make approx 20 – 25 cookies.

  • 250g Nutella
  • 220g Plain Flour1
  • tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 180g Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 100g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 90g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 190g Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg, Beaten
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

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Step 1: Advance Prep!

A little prep first. Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Then take the Nutella, spoon out 25 x 1 tsp sized blobs onto it and pop into the freezer for at least an hour until solid. (Overnight is fine if you want to plan ahead.)

Step 2: Making the Cookie Dough

Preheat your oven to 180°C/Fan 170°C & line a large baking tray with a silicone baking mat or baking paper.

Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder & salt and set to one side. In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electric hand whisk, beat together the butter & sugars until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Making the Cookie Dough

Add in the peanut butter and beat again until nice & smooth.

Step 4: Making the Cookie Dough

Add in the egg and the vanilla and mix until smooth again.

Step 5: Making the Cookie Dough

In thirds, add in the flour mixture and beat until no more flour is visible.

Step 6: The Not So Fiddly Bit

Take the Nutella out the freezer. Spoon out 2 tbsp of the cookie dough and flatten slightly in your palm. Place a Nutella blob in the middle and wrap the dough around it. Make sure the Nutella is completely covered to avoid any leakages. Place spaced apart on the prepared baking sheet.

Press them down a little then take a fork and criss cross the prongs gently into the top to make a pattern. Repeat until the baking tray is filled (but not over crowded.) You will need to cook in batches so pop the Nutella blobs back into the freezer in-between each batch.

Step 7: The Bake

Bake in the preheated oven for 12 minutes, turning half way to ensure an even bake.

Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes until firm enough to transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Rinse and repeat until you have used up all the dough

Step 8: Marvel at Your Creation!

These will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container at room temperature. (Not that they will last that long!)

Just look at them! Aren’t they beautiful?! As I said before, they are way easier to make than first expected. The dough is not as sticky as you think either, so moulding it around the frozen Nutella is actually really easy and not very messy at all! A huge win in my household that's for sure.

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    1 year ago

    Absolutely delicious! They are a big hit both at home and in the office.

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    Reply 1 year ago

    Aww yay!!! So glad you liked my recipe and that they were well received :)


    2 years ago

    So Rich! I think I would have to wait a while before eating a second. But with the first one, I'd need a tall glass of ice cold milk to quench my burnt mouth from trying to eat it straight out of the oven. :)


    2 years ago

    I'm going to bake these for my Sunday School class!

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    2 years ago

    Great recipe, I'll reduce the sugar and oil and grease in my cookies 100 / 220 = 0.45 So in 10 grammes dough there are 4.5 grammes sugar, and there's sugar in the Nutella.


    2 years ago

    Great recipe! Thank you for sharing it.

    My mother used to make peanut butter cookies with a Hershey's candy kiss embedded in the top before baking. I have become a great fan of Nutella and had been wondering how I might replicate the idea using Nutella. You solved that for me. Now the only excuse I have is that I have to work out the conversions to the measures system used by those former British colonies located in the North America!

    Thanks again!!


    2 years ago

    Got my vote by the title haha!


    2 years ago

    This look way to god, like if I make them I just eat them all in once!