Nutella-Stuffed Cookies made with only 3 ingredients: nutella, flour and egg, a fantastic dessert that is so quick and easy to make. These nutella cookies are soft and baked to perfection, and the nutella filling adds more richness and flavour, making you have one too many cookies.
There is something so satisfying about baking from scratch, it gives you full control over what ingredients you add, and you know for sure no nasty stuff ever goes in.
I wouldn't say homemade baking is necessarily healthier, that obviously depends on what ingredients you use, but at least there is nothing dodgy there.
The less ingredients, the better! It's shocking to read an endless list of nasty ingredients listed on treats, I actually gave up doing that, otherwise I'd never ever buy ready-made desserts.
So, whenever I can, I love baking my own treats from scratch, I don't think I ever used box stuff to make anything sweet.
And there is no reason to. Take these delicious cookies, they only need 3 ingredients: plain flour, one egg, and some nutella. You can actually just leave them like this, and they will still be divinely indulgent, but if you want to take them to the very next level, how about we stuff the nutella cookies with nutella? So, double nutella cookies!
Or NUTELLA-STUFFED NUTELLA COOKIES ! I don't know about you, but to me, that sounds just perfect! Now, grab a cup of tea or coffee, you are in for a treat!
- flour - we only need regular plain flour, no need for self-raising
- nutella - the star of the show
- egg - to bind the ingredients together and keep the cookies soft
Step-by-step photos and instructions
Making these cookies is easy peasie, they only need about 10-12 minutes in the oven per batch, and the prep takes about 2-3 minutes, but I highly recommend chilling them for 30 minutes to give the dough the best consistency for stuffing it.
- in a large bowl, sift the flour, add the egg and nutella, and mix well to get a dough that has the texture of a play-doh - which means, it's not sticky, but neither crumbly.
If the dough is crumbly, add more nutella, it it's too sticky, add more flour, it depends entirely on the size of the egg. If you have large eggs, one egg should do, but with small ones, best use 2 and add more ingredients as needed.
- cover the bowl with clingfilm, and chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes
- take about one tablespoon of dough, and shape into a ball, then flatten it, and add about half a teaspoon of nutella
- shape the dough back into a ball, making sure the nutella is well sealed inside
- arrange the balls on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper
Work in batches, as we need to leave enough room between each ball, they will spread in the oven.
- bake for 10-12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit), or until the top of the cookies is firm
As usual, there are a few, but crucial steps we can take in order to get the most amazing cookies. First, make sure you preheat the oven before popping the cookies in. I would say, turn it on at least 10-15 minutes beforehand.
Next, make sure the egg is at room temperature - the dough will be easier to work it this way. Even if we do chill the dough after, getting it the right consistency first is very important.
Don't bake them for too long - don't forget that the cookies harden as they cool down too - we want the centre nice and gooey when we half the cookies.
If you decide not to stuff them, no problem at all, just shape them into balls, and bake them the same way, they will still be yummy, I can promise you that!
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3-Ingredient Nutella-Stuffed Cookies
- 200 g nutella
- 1 large egg
- 150 g plain flour
- 50 g nutella
- In a large bowl sift the flour, add the egg and nutella and mix to get a dough that does not stick to the hands, and has the consistency of a play-doh.
- Cover the bowl with clingfilm, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 Fahrenheit).
- Use about one tablespoon of dough, and shape into a ball, then flatten it and add about half a teaspoon of nutella in the middle of it.
- Bring the edges together, and shape into a ball again, making sure the filling is well sealed.
- Arrange the balls on a baking tray lined with non-stick paper, and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the top is firm.
- Work in batches, making sure there is enough room between each cookie, as they spread in the oven.
- Leave to cook and serve.
- Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.
- The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.