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3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

nutella cookies

Loaded with Nutella flavor, these 3 ingredient flourless cookies will make a nice addition to your Nutella recipe box. I did miss the soft texture that flour brings, but there’s definitely a place for these on my cookie tray.

What is Nutella?

Nutella is rich chocolate and hazelnut flavored spread made made by Italian company Ferrero. With creamy texture, it is a cross between a peanut butter and chocolate spread. The flavor is sweeter than peanut butter but not quite as sweet as chocolate.

All this makes Nutella a delicious base for these 3 Ingredient Nutella Cookies.

What is Nutella Made of?

Nutella contains seven ingredients and is free from artificial colors and preservatives.

Ingredients: Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, fat-reduced cocoa, skimmed milk powder, lecithin (SOYA) and synthetic vanillin.

How to Make Flourless 3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies

As the 3-ingredient name might imply this a very easy recipe. Simply mix all three ingredients, mold into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for under ten minutes.

nutella valentines cookies

What to Add to Nutella Cookies?

I decided that I needed to give mine a little Valentine’s flair. I pulled them out of the oven about two minutes before they were done and gave them a little sprinkle. Cute, don’t you think? And that is one amazing less-than-perfect photograph, if I do say so myself. You can add sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts or candy bar pieces. The combinations are endless!

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3-Ingredient Nutella Cookies


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer.
  3. Place 1-inch balls of dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 8 - 10 minutes.
  4. The cookies will spread a lot and be very thin. Let cool for a minute or so then remove with a spatula. Cool on wire racks.


Substitute sugar for 1 cup flour for softer texture.

Kristy Bernardo
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Saturday 30th of June 2012

Tried these and they were great!

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I'm so glad, Anna!

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Wednesday 11th of April 2012

Kristy! You put into words exactly what I've been thinking/feeling/pondering for the past 2 years that I've been blogging. Food photography is drudgery for me. It is so frustrating that I occasionally think of abandoning the whole thing. Add a few nasty comments & emails into the mix and man, I'm on the edge. But, I need to be more like you and take a step back and try to enjoy the process. I feel lucky when a photo gets accepted. I never expect it. I don't know if I'll ever truly enjoy food photography. I take a lot of my photos outside and since I live in the country, I've been more drawn to photographing the landscape. I can't explain why I'd rather take a photo of a 50-acre wheat field than a brownie square, but it's just who I am. Gosh, I'm rambling, but I'm so glad to read this post!!!

Take care (and your photography is awesome!) Christina

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Wednesday 11th of April 2012

Christina! Thanks so much for sharing all of that. It's such a strange thing to feel pressure to be a professional at something that we're not professionals at, isn't it? But it seems that you have a great attitude! I think it helps when we all realize that we're more alike than we think. Cheers!!


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