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Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 44 minutes
  • Yield: About 24 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Peanut butter plus Nutella equals double the delicious flavor!! These easy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies are rich, nutty, chocolatey and super flavorful!


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and finely chopped,* optional
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts, finely chopped, ** optional


  1. In a small bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer or in a medium sized bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and peanut butter together. Add the sugars and beat on medium until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla, egg and egg yolk and beat til combined.
  4. With the mixer on low, gradually beat in the dry ingredients just combined. Stir in the nuts. 
  5. Add the Nutella to a small bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Give the Nutella a stir and drop spoonfuls of it over the dough. Use a knife to swirl the Nutella into the batter. Chill dough in the fridge for 2 hours. 
  6. Use a small ice cream scooper to scoop out balls of dough between 1 1/2 and 2 tablespoons each. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Dip the tines of a fork in granulated sugar and gently and lightly press down to make a criss cross pattern on the tops of the cookies. 
  7. Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes until edges turn golden in color. Cool on baking sheet for ten minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.


*If using pre-chopped hazelnuts, spread them on a baking sheet and toast them for 8-10 minutes at 300 F. Once cooled, chop them on a cutting board or pulse them in a food processor to get fine pieces.

**Chop nuts on a cutting board or pulsed in a food processor

Keywords: nutella, chocolate, peanut butter, cookies, swirled, marbled, hazelnuts, peanuts, nuts