Nutella Brownie Cookies

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Nutella Brownie Cookies are a chocolate twist on one of your favorite recipes. A fudgy, soft cookie with a smooth Nutella center, one of the chocolatiest cookies you’ve ever experienced! 

Nutellla Brownie Cookies - Tastes of Lizzy T

Nutella Brownie Cookies

Ok…I admit it.

I love these cookies way too much!!

You might remember similar versions of these Nutella Brownie Cookies. A peppermint patty flavor, a cookie dough flavor, and of course, our most popular recipe, a peanut butter flavor. I have an enormous sweet tooth for these things. So do many other people I know! The problem was, we had covered all our basic flavors for these cookies. Or so we thought!

An idea struck my mom and me as World Nutella Day crept closer. Uhhh…hello! Nutella inside a fudgy cookie?! That would be the PERFECT way to celebrate Nutella! My only thought was, ‘WOW’!

So we have a simple chocolate cookie. We have a Nutella and powdered sugar mixture formed and placed on the baked cookie.  What next? Well, if you’re a chocolate lover like me, the obvious answer is: more chocolate!

We chocolate lovers know the necessity of TWO layers of chocolate on a very chocolaty cookie.  It’s essential. I’ll take the most chocolate possible on my cookie please, then double it.

If these cookies didn’t already have a name, I’d call them “Little Bites of Heaven!”

Actually, my youth group leader made up a better name for these cookies. We’ve given him different versions of these cookies before, so when he saw these cookies come into our youth group Sunday morning, he got SO excited. He calls them “little balls of goodness” which made me laugh, because that sounds like something that my brother would say!

A dangerous factor of these cookies is that they’re incredibly easy to make. That’s for those of you with little patience.

Nutellla Brownie Cookies - Tastes of Lizzy T

You start with a brownie mix. If you’ve never tried brownie mix cookies, you are missing out. Add an egg, ½ stick of butter and ½ a block of cream cheese to the dry brownie mix. Mix it up, scoop out 24 mounds of dough, and bake them.

While they’re baking, you make the Nutella center which is 1 cup of Nutella, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream. Mix that mixture well and roll it into 24 balls. Then as soon as they’re done (no waiting for them to cool!! Yay!) you stick those “balls of goodness” right in the middle of the cookies. Now if you really want to, you can eat them right then and there. But to make them extra delicious and good, we pour melted milk chocolate on top. We went an extra step and drizzled melted dark chocolate over the milk chocolate.

You can never go wrong with too much chocolate. Never ever!
Nutellla Brownie Cookies - Tastes of Lizzy T

So if you’re a chocolate lover like me, which I KNOW you are based on how much you loved the buckeye brownie cookies that we made (thanks, guys!!!), you’ll want to try these. In fact, you need to try these. Nutella is like glorified chocolate. So what does that make these cookies?

Little balls of goodness, I suppose!

Nutella Brownie Cookies are a chocolate twist on one of your favorite recipes. A fudgy, soft cookie with a smooth Nutella center.
Nutella Brownie Cookies are a chocolate twist on one of your favorite recipes. A fudgy, soft cookie with a smooth Nutella center.

Nutella Brownie Cookies

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Nutella Brownie Cookies are a chocolate twist on one of your favorite recipes. A fudgy, soft cookie with a smooth Nutella center, one of the chocolatiest cookies you've ever experienced! 
Servings 24
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes

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Brownie Cookies:

  • 19.5 oucnesa box fudge brownie mix (family size)
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 large egg

Nutella Filling:

Chocolate Topping:


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat the brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg. The dough will be a little sticky but very thick. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, making 24 cookies. Smooth the edges of each to form a round cookie.
  • Bake for the cookie dough 12 minutes at 350 degrees, keeping an eye out to make sure the cookies don't over cook or under cook.
  • While the cookies are baking, prepare the Nutella filling. Combine together the Nutella, powdered sugar and heavy cream. The mixture will be very thick. Be sure that all of the powdered sugar gets mixed in. Add more cream as necessary. 3 tablespoons was all we needed.
  • Roll the Nutella mixture into 24 balls. Cover the balls with plastic wrap while the cookies finish baking.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a Nutella dough ball lightly into the center of each cookie. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate a microwaveable bowl for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate and melt for additional 15 seconds or until the chocolate is completely melted. Spoon about ½ a tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each cookie so it covers the cookie dough ball.
  • Let the chocolate set. Store in an airtight container.


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 180
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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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Becky | The Cookie Rookie
9 years ago

5 stars
OH MY GOSH! You are speaking my language. These look amazingly delicious!

Tonia from TheGunnySack
9 years ago

Wow! Those look amazing! I agree with the new name too. You can’t have too much chocolate.

Nicky @ KitchenSanctuary
9 years ago

Oh I’ve got to make me some of these! So gorgeous!!

Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen
9 years ago

I can’t get over that giant mound of nutella in the middle- looks so yummy! And the chocolate toppings are over the top good- that’s my kind of cookie 🙂

9 years ago

These look DANGEROUS!

Deb@ Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

These are amazing! Geez – I would not be able to stop at one… or two!

Angela {Mind Over Batter}
9 years ago

I have been staring at these all day. ALL.DAY! I think I’m in love. I’m a sucker for nutella and a sucker for a good brownie cookie. Seeing them together? I may just melt into a puddle.

Revathi Palani
9 years ago

I love Nutrella and these brownies look so decadent.

Heather | girlichef
9 years ago

These look so ridiculously good…and then I scrolled down and saw all the others…please just pile my plate high with some of each!

Des @ Life's Ambrosia
9 years ago

These look amazing! I must make them ASAP.

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

These nutella brownie cookies just look SO divine. I love their perfect appearance and all that delicious fudg-y center.

Nutmeg Nanny
9 years ago

These look so decadent and totally amazing in every single chocolate way, yum!

Stephanie @ Back for Seconds
9 years ago

Please tell me you are on your way to my house with a double batch of these?! Holy yum. Pinned!

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

These cookies would not last a minute at my house! Haha! Definitely little balls of goodness in my book too!

Melanie @ Carmel Moments
9 years ago

All my favorite things in one cookie? Unbelievable! Love it.
Have a great Wednesday!