Monday, October 11, 2010

Four Ingredient Nutella Cookies

I was thinking about the three ingredient peanut butter cookie and then I had this brilliant idea to try it with Nutella.  That is the kind of thought process you have when you are obsessed with the taste of Nutella. Since Nutella is sweeter and slightly less solid in form than peanut butter, the recipe had to be modified and became a four ingredient cookie. Nevertheless, it is a simple chocolate cookie with a crisp edge and chewy center. 


Four Ingredient Nutella Cookies
(Printable Recipe)
1 cup Nutella
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingedients together well. Form into 1-inch balls.  Place on cookie sheet. Press down firmly with bottom of floured glass. Bake 7-8 minutes or until set. Cool.

31 comments:

  1. So how does it taste?? Looks delicious!

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  2. I really, really want to make these. Now if I can just find that jar of Nutella that I've hidden from myself...LOL

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  3. Ashley, they taste good. It is simply a chocolate cookie with the Nutella taste. All 3 of my children loved them so it is definitely something I will make again because it is so EASY!

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  4. They sound good, are they chewy? I book marked these for the next time I have a cookie craving! :)

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  5. Hey, I found your blog on Tasty Kitchen... I love Nutella and I love cookies. How could I NOT make these?
    http://scrumptioussaturdays.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hey ladies, I made these last weekend and they are awesome! So easy and the loved the texture, crispy on the outside, brownie like on the inside. May I have your permission to share on my blog, giving you the credit?! :)

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  7. But of course! Sorry for the late reply...the sunny weather has kept us away from the computer over the weekend!

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  8. Awesome cookies. I love the simplicity. I am making mini cookies and turning those into sandwiches with raspberry preserves. YUMTASTIC!

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  9. I tried making these but they were dry and clumpy and then fell apart when cooked. I mixed ingredients by hand, was that my problem?

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  10. I think this depends on weather. I had to add about a tablespoon more of nutella one day myself as they seemed drier than the first time I made them. Sorry it didn't work for you. Thanks for visiting our blog!

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  11. Sorry to be a downer, but I ran into the same problem of dry and crumbly even with the added tablespoon. Not sure where I went wrong??

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  12. I had the same problem, it was just dry balls of flour regardless of how much Nutella I added. Tried adding more liquids and it just got worse. Wasted a whole jar :c

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  13. Sorry about Kelahfish! I don't know why the recipe works for some and not others. I wish you were my neighbor and then I could bring you some to try. Happy Cooking!

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  14. I just wanted to comment that these cookies taste amazing! I have made them twice and I have the same dry and crumbling problem. I have a couple of thoughts. Your recipe says "blend" Did you mix by hand or did you use a mixer? What size egg did you use? If you use an Extra Large and others are using Large it may not be enough liquid for the recipe. Are you measuring a cup of Nutella or are you just using the entire jar?

    Just curious. I will keep making them because my family is demanding them :) Thanks for sharing this!

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  15. Amanda,
    I made these again today to see if I could help you out. The first time I made these cookies I used a mixer and a large egg. I do make sure to have a full 1 cup measurement of Nutella. There's not much left in the 13 oz. jar and you could probably get away with using the rest. I believe I posted before that I added an extra tablespoon once when it seemed a little too dry in the mixer.
    I used a medium egg and mixed by hand today. It was a little drier I think because I couldn't mix as well by hand as my mixer does. However, the end product still tasted good.
    It's funny how it bothers some that the mixture is crumbly. It doesn't look like chocolate chip cookie dough. Mine reminds me of my pie dough sometimes when a few crumbs are left in the bowl that I incorporate into the ball of dough.
    My children love them too. I hope this helps you out.
    -Jennifer

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  16. It is crumbly, but once I started rolling, the dough came together just fine. I made mine a little smaller and will make little raspberry sandwiches with them for a baby shower. Thanks for sharing!!! Very delicious.

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  17. I had trouble with the dough being crumbly, too. I added the rest of the Nutella in the jar but that didn't help. I think a bigger egg or a little more egg white would probably have fixed it. The cookies tasted good they were just difficult to work with.

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  18. You can always cut back the flour. I'm going to try with 3/4 c flour and see what happens.

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  19. I put a bit over a cup of Nutella, almost the entire container, and I had a great consistency. The cookies turned out very soft and chewy, with little crispy parts on top. For some reason though, I didn't think they tasted very good. I followed the recipe, except for adding more Nutella, and I found that it tasted almost like a brownie. I think I may use this recipe to play with, as in making larger, thinner, and crispier versions to top with whipped cream, glazed strawberries, and drizzling more Nutella on top. As a plain cookie, I was a little disappointed. However, I did buy another container of Nutella, and will mess around with this recipe a little to see if I can pin-point and fix whatever it was I thought was peculiar about it.

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  20. This recipe is terrific! Made it with my mom yesterday and it was perfect! It turned out what we expect. If you are looking for more tasty and delicious recipes -- Now is the right time to make one just watch the videos and follow list of recipes at www.gourmandia.com and www.gourmetrecipe.com for more exciting and delectable recipes. Have fun!!

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  21. Funny how this recipe suddenly exploded shortly after I had mentioned adapting a recipe from The Gluten Free Bible using Nutella on my Facebook page and a friend asked about the recipe. All bloggers posting this recipe legally need to credit The Gluten Free Bible.

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    1. Jennifer, these look great! I'll have to try them.
      Susan Elizabeth, recipes are actually not legally able to be copyrighted, so anyone is able to share without crediting the original source (although it is considered polite to share your inspiration). The only copyright-able material in cookbooks (or cooking blogs) are the stories and commentary in between the actual ingredient list and directions.

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  22. i made these with some leftover walnuts in there too, and they were really dry and crumbly, so i put in some more nutella, a tiny bit of milk, and a tiny bit of oil. they turned out really good, im bringing them to a picnic :D thanks for the recipe!!

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  23. Saw these on Pinterest and had to give them a try. The pinner had suggesting not adding sugar, and I followed that suggestion since I figured that Nutella was plenty sweet. They were chocolatey, perfectly sweet, and absolutely delicious! I'll be making them again. Thanks for the recipe. :)

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  24. Also found these on Pinterest.. Made them today and the grandkids loved them!! I found they were a bit to soft though so next time I might bake them for longer! Thank you so much!

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  25. Thanks so much for the recipe! I literally just finished making these (and blogging about them) and they were great! :)

    Here's my version of the post;
    http://dontforgetrecipes.blogspot.com/2012/06/nutella-cookies.html

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    1. Thank you for this. I already make the 3 ingredient Nutella brownies. This cookie adaptation sounds great,

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  26. Hi,i made this cookies today and love them. No problems with the dough. I use a little less nutella because that is what i have and i want to try this cookies.. THANK YOU SO MUCH...MY SOON AND NEIGHBOR LOVE IT TOO. (EXCUSE MY ENGLISH...I SPEEK SPANISH).... I HAVE PHOTOS OF THEM, NOT AS BEAUTIFULL AS YOURS BUT FOR SURE THEY ARE...SUPER DELICIOSAS!

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  27. These sound yummy and fairly easy to make, I didn't see a finally cookie count, does anyone know about how many cookies one recipe made?

    I was also thinking, if the cookies were a bit dry and crumbly, maybe try creaming (so to speak) the sugar and Nutella together with a hand mixer, then add a large egg, maybe a 1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla, mix well, then add the flour till its incorporated well, but not over mixed. Over mixing anything with flour and wet ingredients can make it dry, crumbly and sometimes tough.

    I love anything cookie, and absolutely anything Nutella!!




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  28. Thanks for sharing the recipe: I couldn't believe it was that simple :).

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  29. Turned out perfectly. I wasn't sure how it would turn out so I cut the recipe in half, that way I still had some neutella left. I used 1/2 cup neutella, 1/2 cup flour, and 1/2 large egg (I just took a large egg, beated it then used 1/2 of the beaten mixture). I did not add sugar as another suggested. It made around 7 cookies and turned out great with neutella to spare :)

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