Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
These Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Loaded with creamy Nutella and rich chocolate, you’ll be baking these over and over again!
Chocolate chip cookies remind me of my childhood. It’s a classic staple to me, one that most people adore.
I remember trips to the shopping mall with my brother, passing the Mrs. Field’s shop. Does anyone remember that place? It was just a small storefront, where freshly baked cookies gleamed under the glass counters. And these weren’t just any cookies, they were Mrs. Field’s cookies. You could smell their home-made goodies a mile away.
And when my brother and I were extra good during our family shopping trip, we got to pick out a cookie of our choice. I always chose the milk chocolate, chocolate chip cookie. As soon as I got it, my mouth began to water in anticipation. The cookie was warm and the chocolate was all gooey and melted. One bite and I was in cookie heaven!
Nowadays, Mrs. Field’s still remains in a few spots around my area, though I haven’t tasted a cookie from there in years. But it will always take me back to my childhood and provide me with special memories. And as you can probably guess, chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.
But do you want to know what my new favorite cookie is? Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies! Is there a better combination? Ok, maybe peanut butter and Nutella or caramel and Nutella…basically anything with Nutella. Am I right? I think all you Nutella fans out there are nodding your head in agreement.
So when I was deciding what kind of cookie I wanted to create last week, the first thought that popped into my head was chocolate chips, followed by Nutella. I still had almost half a jar left from my previous creation, so it seemed like a no-brainer to me.
Nutella is my new favorite spread. I say “new” because the first time I tried it was a little over a year ago. I know, where have I been? But needless to say, I am a huge Nutella lover now. So much, in fact, that I try not to buy it, otherwise I’m constantly eating it straight from the jar. I have no shame, guys. I’m really that addicted. But I was happy, almost relieved, that I thought to combine it with my favorite cookie. That way, it gets used up in the cookies and doesn’t go straight from the jar into my mouth! Side note, I’m working on my self-control of Nutella, don’t you worry!
Let me just say that these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies turned out AH-MAZING! And I’m not just being biased because I made them. Really! The cookies baked up with the perfect balance of chocolate and Nutella, while remaining soft, moist, and chewy. Those are a definite must in my baked goodies.
If you don’t like slightly under-baked cookies, then look elsewhere, because you won’t find them here. My standard chocolate chip cookie recipe has the same basic ingredients as most others, except for one teeny, tiny secret ingredient.
Ready for it?
Instant vanilla pudding mix. While it doesn’t provide much of a vanilla taste, it contains starch, which makes the cookies soft and chewy. I’m sure you’ve seen some cookie recipes that call for cornstarch, right? And while that is a good ingredient to add, the vanilla pudding mix does just the same, with a touch of added flavor. And it’s easy to switch up, too. If you’re making chocolate cookies, try chocolate pudding mix instead!
Now that we’ve got my secret (shhhh) ingredient out of the way, let’s get down to business. These Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies bake up the same way as regular cookies, except that I chilled the batter first.
In fact, I usually chill most types of cookie dough batter for at least an hour. The reasoning? It will help make your cookies bake up round and puffy, rather than flat and spread out. So with the added ingredient of Nutella in these babies, chilling is mandatory. Because the Nutella is swirled in, it makes the dough more wet and heavy. Therefore, chilling the dough will ensure that you are able to shape these into round balls, and also so that they bake up nice and beautiful.
Be sure to have a glass of milk handy when these cookies come out of the oven because they will fill you with chocolatey-Nutella-y goodness! I promise you will love these Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. I pinky swear! So what are you waiting for? Go make these today, and hurry!
Looking for more nutella treats? I’ve got you covered!
Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cups packed light brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste, or vanilla extract
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup Nutella
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking trays with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add pudding mix, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Slowly add in the flour and baking soda, ½ cup at a time, so that mixture absorbs well. Fold in chocolate chips, then swirl in Nutella. Refrigerate for at least a half hour, or up to two hours (See note below).
- Shape dough into rounded balls and drop onto baking trays. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking pan for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
- It’s best not to refrigerate dough for more than two hours, otherwise will become too hard and difficult to shape into balls.
- Because of the extra moisture of the Nutella, these cookies take slightly longer to bake than regular chocolate chip cookies. Be sure to monitor your oven closely, as baking times will vary.
These cookies look so soft and yummy! I love the idea of adding nutella to chocolate chip cookies. I too was just recently introduced and can’t believe I’ve been missing out all these years! I see a trip to the store for nutella in my future 🙂
Thanks, Katie! Isn’t Nutella the best? So many recipes that you can use it in!
Oooh those look delicious! Could totally go for one or three of those right now. 🙂 Anything with nutella in them has to be good. 😀
Thanks for the compliments! Nutella definitely makes everything better!
These look delicious I love chocolate chips cookies! I’m sure adding Nutella makes them even better. I made your baked donuts today they were so good! We loved them!
I’m so glad you liked the donuts, Danielle! And I’m making your guacamole next Friday for a get-together! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂 And these cookies are extra delicious with Nutella!
Nutella and chocolate chips in cookie form???? YES, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
It’s a great combination! 🙂
Does anyone have any shame around Nutella? 😉 Those swirls are incredible! The cookies look so thick and chewy and soft and just all around addictive. I just tried it last year, too, so its new to me too 😉
Thanks, Mary Frances! These were so fun to make! Better late than never to discover Nutella, right? 🙂
Thanks for sharing your cookie secrets with us 😉 I remember trying chocolate chip cookies with pudding mix ages ago, and it was deeeelish. But with Nutella? Can’t even imagine!
I think you would love Nutella in these cookies, Denise! Gives it a little extra sweetness!
I have fond memories of visiting the Mrs. Field’s cookie shop whenever I went to the mall with my best friend in high school. I would always get the semi-sweet chocolate chip cookie, and it was so good! Now, my tastes have moved on to dark chocolate, and more sophisticated cookies like these nutella ones. Pudding cookies are so good! Have you ever tried cornstarch in your cookies? I think it has a similar effect, and I usually add just two teaspoons. You should try it sometime!
Mrs. Field’s had some delicious cookies! And I’ve never tried cornstarch in my cookies, but I’ve heard that it has a similar effect as pudding mix. I will definitely have to try that the next time I bake cookies!
I try to never buy Nutella too! I can’t help but eat the whole jar with a spoon. These cookies sound incredible. I may have to allow myself to buy a jar so that I can try them 🙂
Thanks, Christin! I think you will definitely love these cookies!
I still crave Mrs. Fields when I see it!! And these look like the best cookies EVER!
Mrs. Fields cookies are the best chocolate chips ever! But these could rival them with the Nutella swirled in! 🙂
they look yummy and i love their color!
Thanks, Dina! The nutella swirls make these cookies look pretty delicious!
I love that you use vanilla pudding in these! I’ve gotta try that trick. These swirls of Nutella are just amazing. I’ll take any leftover cookies please!
The vanilla pudding mix makes these cookies extra soft and chewy! And I would send you some cookies if there were any left, Natalie! 🙂
There isn’t much better than a perfect, homebaked chocolate chip cookie! I definitely remember Mrs. Fields cookies, the smell was so amazing that it would lure you in and you just had to buy one, or three. I can’t wait to make these and experience cookie heaven!
Thanks, Isadora! Mrs. Field’s cookies were the best! And I think you would love these cookies, especially with the addition of Nutella!
I just love homemade cookies and they way they make the house smell so wonderful. I’m loving the chocolate chip and nutella combination here. Pass me a few and a glass of milk and I’ll be one happy girl 😀
If I had any leftover cookies, I would give them to you! 🙂 I love the smell of homemade cookies, too!
Wow!! These look AMAZING!! Oh man… they look delicious! YUM! 🙂
Thanks, Cailee! They’re chocolatey-nutella goodness! 🙂
I LOVE that these have chocolate chips AND nutella in them. You definitely sold them to me big time in your description! And what is it about nutella straight off the spoon? Oh no, now you’ve got me thinking.There’s a jar in the cupboard right now … 😉
Thanks, Helen! Nutella is so addicting, isn’t it? Hopefully you saved some nutella for the cookies and didn’t eat the whole jar! 🙂
I’ll take 4 of these and a giant glass of milk!
I wish I had some left to give you, Erin! 🙂
OMG – you had me almost reaching through the computer screen for just one bite.
Nutella cookies? Omg…I’ll take a dozen and whatever Nutella remains in the jar!
Haha, right?! Nutella is so addicting, especially in these cookies! 🙂
OMG, these look fantastic! I was just staring at a jar of Nutella last night in the grocery store. I should’ve bought it so I could make these!
Lol you should have, Leah! Next time you buy some Nutella, you should definitely try these cookies out!