Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella

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These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.

A close up of a stack of nutella filled cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella

Chocolate chip cookies are a treat that I absolutely cannot resist. I don’t think I’ve met a chocolate chip cookie that I didn’t like – whether they have nuts, M&M’s, sprinkles; they are all delicious.

But this version might just be my favorite because of the browned butter. If you haven’t tried browned butter, then you are seriously missing out. Seriously.

These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.

Browning butter is so simple, and it imparts such a subtle nuttiness and almost caramel-like flavor that is out-of-this-world delicious.

These Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies have another major bonus, they’re filled with Nutella. You bite into one of these cookies and get a mouthful of warm, creamy Nutella goodness.

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Filling the cookies is key to this recipe. It’s really straightforward. Here’s how I did it: First, I formed about 1 tsp of the dough into a flat disk. Then I placed a scant teaspoon of chilled Nutella in the center of the dough. Taking a second piece of dough that’s also about 1 teaspoon, I created another disk. I placed the second disk of dough on top of the Nutella and sealed it. Making sure that all the seams were completely sealed. I used a bit of extra dough to fill in any cracks.

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are one of the most delectable cookies I’ve ever eaten. The combination of nutty, brown butter, copious amounts of hazelnut spread, chocolate chips, and sea salt make for one darn delicious cookie!

These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.
These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella

5 from 1 vote
These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.
Servings 24
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 13 ounces Nutella hazelnut spread

Instructions
 

  • In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, place the butter. Cook the butter over medium-low heat until frothy. Once melted and frothy, keep an eye on the butter. Cook until it turns a light brown and smells nutty. It will take awhile, about 10 minutes or so.
  • One the butter is warmed, remove it from the pan. Place it into a shallow container, and place in the refrigerator until cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the brown butter and both sugars. Beat until combined.
  • Add the egg, egg yolk, vanilla. Beat until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  • Using a spatula, mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Place the jar of Nutella in the fridge for at least two hours in order for it to be stiff enough to stuff the cookies.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  • Roll about 1 teaspoons worth of dough into a ball and flatten like a pancake.
  • Place a scant teaspoon of Nutella in the center of the disk.
  • Take another teaspoonful of dough and flatten into a disk, Place the second piece of dough over the Nutella, and seal the edges. Make sure that all the seams are completely sealed.
  • Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
  • Allow the baked cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Author Julie Clark
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 333
Keyword easy cookies, picnic, school lunch, stuffed cookies

These soft, chewy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed with Nutella are made with tons of chocolate chips and sea salt, creating the perfectly sweet and salty cookie.

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Krystle
7 years ago

5 stars
Chocolate Chip cookies are my all time favorite! These look like a delicious new version.

Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
7 years ago

Can’t go wrong stuffing cookies with Nutella!

Truthfactcheckit
6 years ago

Im an experienced baker and this recipe just didn’t work for me.
I was suspect about the amount of flour vs the other ingredients and not to my surprise…the batter came out too tough…you couldn’t stir in chocolate chips or even roll them into balls because the batter wouldn’t stick to itself….very strange and never happened to me before.

I had to improvise and put the batter into a spring form pan to make it a cake and drizzle it with melted Nutella

Susan
4 years ago

5 stars
The easy way to deal with the Nutella is to pipe quarter-sized discs on parchment and freeze them.

Tess
3 years ago

5 stars
These are wonderful! I have made them for the last 3 christmases and they are always everyone’s favorite! I add less chocolate chips and smaller cookies (: