Get ready for the ultimate cookie for your holiday celebrations! These nutella cookies are rich, chewy, and fudgy. Truly the ultimate nutella cookie!
I apologize in advance for shoving another cookie recipe at you, buuuuut I can’t help it. I’m having a cookie obsession this year and I’ve saved the best for last! The absolute ultimate nutella cookies.
If you like rich, chewy, and fudgy cookies, this recipe is for you!
I could go on for hours talking about these cookies, but I’d be saying the same thing over and over again. Think of those delicious chocolate chocolate chip style cookies, but made with nutella. And better.
Instead of going on and on about how much I love these cookies, let’s talk about holiday traditions instead. I always get a bit nostalgic around this time of year, so it seems fitting. What are your holiday traditions? I’m always interested in what others do to celebrate!
My favorite holiday tradition is one that doesn’t happen anymore. Throughout my childhood and up until I was sixteen years old, Christmas Eve was spent at my grandmother’s house. Nothing was more exciting to me than going there every year. Christmas morning didn’t even compare to the excitement for Christmas Eve.
The long wait all day to get to her house in the evening, eat pizza, and open presents was killer. Sadly, she passed away about a month before my seventeenth birthday. The first Christmas Eve without her was spent at home with my parents and sister. I made lobster and shrimp scampi and we sat around the table and played a game. While fun, it wasn’t the same.
The next few Christmas Eves to follow consisted of the same. Once I started working in retail, the holidays were non-existent. Most of my time was spent working, and when I wasn’t working, I was sleeping. I always had to work Christmas Eve, which wasn’t much fun, but at least I had something else to focus on.
I remember driving home and thinking about what Christmas Eve used to be and it brought tears to my eyes. It still does. Every single year.
We always say that with time, the pain of losing someone gets easier. And while in everyday life, it does, certain days become unbearable. Christmas Eve is that day for me. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t shed a tear every year thinking about my sweet grandmother and all the Christmas Eves spent with her.
I would give anything to be able to have just one more.
It’s a sad time when traditions come to an end, but alas, it happens. We can’t hold on forever, but we can hold on to the memories. Memories last forever.
I’m such a nut when it comes to traditions… I want to keep them going as long as possible! I suppose I appreciate them more because I know what it’s like to lose one.
A lot is changing as I’m getting older, but I’m still holding on to all the traditions I have left. Christmas Day is at my parents’ house with me cooking and our whole family coming. While the number has dwindled over the years, it’s still fun and something I look forward to every year.
Well now that I’m all teary-eyed, I think I’ll stop with all the mushy talk! Just remember to take the time to enjoy your time with family, no matter what your traditions, because you never know when the tradition will be gone.
I think I need a cookie now. You know, to cheer me up. 😉
I hope you all have a perfect holiday and I’ll see you back here next year! Yes, I’ve made the executive decision to take next week off. I’ll still be around, but I won’t be posting next week. A break is just what I need this holiday season!
Now, go make some cookies and have a very Merry Christmas!
- 240 (~1 ¾ Cup) Grams All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour Blend Flour*, check recipe notes for using regular white flour
- 6 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
- ¾ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter, softened
- 1 Cup (296 Grams) Nutella*
- ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
- ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 ½ Cups Chocolate Chips, plus extra for finishing
- Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and nutella. Cream the two together until mixed well and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in the sugars and mix until just combined.
- With the mixer running on low speed, add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.
- Add the dry ingredients in 3 separate additions, mixing each until just combined.
- With the mixer running on low speed, add in the chocolate chips and once evenly mixed, turn the mixer off.
- Chill the dough for 30 minutes.
- Halfway through chilling, preheat your oven to 350º.
- Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop onto baking sheets lined with parchment or silicone mats.
- Bake the cookies for 9 minutes if you want them chewy and fudgy. For crispier cookies, cook for 11-13 minutes.
- As soon as you pull the cookies out of the oven, push a few extra chocolate chips into the tops. This makes for a pretty presentation, but is completely optional.
- Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
- This recipe will yield around 3 dozen cookies.
- I recommend Cup4Cup, King Arthur's Measure for Measure, or Bob's Red Mill Gluten-free 1 to 1. These all contain xanthan gum, if your chosen blend doesn't, use 1 teaspoon.
- To make with traditional white flour, swap out the gluten-free flour for 2 cups of traditional flour. However, If you have a scale, you can simply use the same weight as the recipe states.. so 240 grams of flour.
- Measuring Nutella is SO much easier by weight, but if you don't have a scale, try and use a measuring cup designed for things like peanut butter and Nutella.