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I didn’t have enough Nutella so I used half Nutella/half creamy peanut butter and substituted toffee bits for the nuts. Came out great! I used heaping tablespoons and got about 3.5 dozen good sized cookies. Will definitely make again.
Can I freeze the cookies or only the dough? These are marvelous by the way!! Yum! I’m trying to get a head start on Christmas cookies by eating some & freezing some.
Hi, Janie! You can freeze either! If you freeze the dough, I recommend scooping it out into individual cookies and then freezing the scoops. You can bake these from frozen, adding on an extra minute or two of cooking time. Frozen baked cookies just need to be thawed before serving. Enjoy!
How much is one cup of Nutella? Is it literally an entire cup like, the small jar?
Oh, I forgot to say, I didn’t put the walnuts either.
Thank you so much for this recipe. They were delicious. My niece tried them & said; “these are the best cookies in the world, they are way better than the ones they sell in the market “! But I used granulated sugar instead of white sugar ; I don’t know what the difference is. I love chocolate! These cookies are for anyone that loves chocolate,; they aren’t too sweet or bitter. Like I said : they are great! Thank you so much!
Hi Heidy, white sugar in this case is granulated sugar. I’ve made the clarification in the ingredient list, thank you! I’m so glad you liked the cookies!
Just made these today and they are very good! Very “death by chocolate” so if you love chocolate, you will love these! I omitted the nuts, not because I have anything against nuts but because I had everything BUT the nuts already in the house for this recipe and didn’t want to wait, haha! Excellent chocolate cookie. :)
hi, is it ok if I spray the pan really well instead of using parchment paper? I dont have any at the moment and was hoping spraying it would be a good alternative :)
I’m guessing that spraying the pan will work fine.
Could I brown the butter instead of creaming it?
Hi Kavita, I haven’t tried making it with browned butter, but if you do, please let us know how it turns out for you!
I made these (along with your Orange poppyseed cookies and the white chocolate macadamia cookies) for my company picnic, and they were the talk of the town. There was something for everyone, and now they all think I’m a good baker. I tell everyone to try out your blog- everything we have made from here has been delicious, and we have used a whole bunch of your recipes. Thanks for another winner!
Hello Elise and Garret,
I recently saw this and instantly wanted to make it! However, when I went to the store they had no hazelnuts whatsoever. Is it alright if I used macadamia nuts instead?
I love chocolate covered macadamia nuts, so I’m guessing that they would work fine in this recipe Laura.
love love love this cookie and so does my kids and my Hubby. my kids school and my friends love them and I say they are in the family.
I just made these for my holiday cookie boxes – DELICIOUS!!! Mine were on the bigger side, so I got maybe 3.5 dozen. I also found that 1/2 cup of nuts was just not enough, so I doubled it. Thank you for the recipe! It’s awesome!
Every Thanksgiving I bring a dish to my family reunion, and almost every year something goes wrong with it. Operator error, I admit. Taffy apples that stick to the plate, flourless chocolate cake that sticks to the spring pan, cookies that are hard as a rock, or turn to liquid and never harden. This year however, I have a winner. Thank you so much for the step by step directions! Just what I needed. Fortuitously, I bought parchment paper instead of waxed paper, and also bought the right cookie scoop to get 4.5 dozen cookies, plus the ones I ate, and maybe I overfilled Wilton Holiday Cookie Scoop Stock # 417-320, UPC code 070896473202 a little too much. They are delicious! And I anticipate that they are so good that my beloved but carping cousins (all in fun)will be gobstopped and gobstuffed by my contribution this year.
I tried this recipe out and it turned out awesome! My friends are making me make more!
I just made these cookies today and oh…my…gosh…THESE ARE FAAAANTASTIC! Mine came out flat though, is that how it’s supposed to be or is it supposed to be poofy?
I liked it. I used this same recipe to make brownies and thy turned out delicious. Thank you for this recipe.
Could you use peanut butter in this recipe? I made the nutella cookies for my grandson he loved them, but said they would be awesome with peanut butter.
I don’t know. Try it out and see how it works. ~Garrett
These turned out so good! They’re lovely dark little cookies just like the picture, and they have such a rich flavor. The chopped hazelnuts really make them stand out, and I don’t normally like nuts in my baked goods. I even forgot to add the other 2 tablespoons of flour (whoops!) and they still turned out great. I found 10 minutes in the oven was the sweet spot; crispy on the edges but still a little chewy in the center. Thank you for another delectable recipe, Elise and Garrett :)
Made these this summer and they turned out great! Had to adjust the recipe for high altitude (6300ft+) by changing the 2 tablespoons of flour to 2 HEAPING tablespoons of flour and some more nutella and butter for moisture. Perfect! So yummy!
These cookies really highlight the great taste that nutella has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you like flat, chunky, chewey, soft, or flat cookies, everyone will love these! They come out perfect if you take the time scoop the cookie dought with a tbsp measure. This way it comes out the perfect size and bakes perfectly. I love these cookies!