Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

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What’s better than a peanut butter cookie with Nutella® hazelnut spread on top?! These easy and fantastic Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread are sure to be a hit in your home this Christmas.


Thumbprint Cookies

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Nutella®, but all opinions are my own.

The holidays are right around the corner and everything is in overdrive around here. Gift giving, party planning, tinsel and lights hanging on every branch…we’re busy and I know you are, too!

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is taking a day to bake cookies. With Christmas music playing softly in the background, we girls throw on our aprons, turn the oven on and bake until we can’t bake anymore. Although I never met a cookie I didn’t like, the girls like giving simple, traditional cookies a little twist. Peanut butter cookies? A classic. But then…Maddie had the idea to put Nutella® hazelnut spread on top of them. Brilliant. Anyone who finds these Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread on your Christmas cookie tray will be pleasantly surprised to take a bite into these decadent treats! This recipe is a unique twist on the classic ‘blossom cookies’ we all love during Christmastime.


Are you ready for an incredibly simple way to enjoy your peanut butter and Nutella® together in one cookie?! Honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to enjoy this Christmas.

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

The first thing that you’re going to do is mix up the peanut butter cookie dough. It’s hard not to eat this amazing stuff, but trust me- it tastes even better with the Nutella®! As you’re mixing up the butter, peanut butter, and sugars, beat them with your stand mixer or hand-mixer for a minute or so. Then, you’re going to mix in the eggs and vanilla well. Finally, add the flour, baking soda and salt in and mix until just combined.


Make the cookie dough balls about 1 ½ inches, or whatever size you prefer, roll them in sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Immediately after baking, you’ll want to use a small spoon or your thumb to make little indents in your cookies. Allow the cookies to cool completely.

Nutella® Filled Cookies

This next part seems tricky, but it’s not at all! Filling the cookies with a giant heap of Nutella®, in my opinion, is the best part. All that you have to do is take a plastic bag, fill it part way with Nutella®, and cut a hole in the tip of it so that you’re able to squeeze it out. That’s it! The Nutella® has just the right consistency to hold its shape on top of the cookie.


I’ll just warn you, these delicious Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread are hard to say no to. The classic cookie paired with that much loved hazelnut chocolate spread is a combination that will have everyone everyone smiling when they get them! Add these cookies to your Christmas cookie plate or give them as a gift to a teacher, neighbor or friend.

thumbprint cookie with nutella
thumbprint cookie with nutella

Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

4.67 from 3 votes
What's better than a peanut butter cookie with Nutella® on top?! These easy and fantastic Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread are sure to be a hit in your home this Christmas.
Servings 72
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes

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  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to measure out the cookie dough and roll the dough into 1 ½ inch balls. 
  • Roll the cookie dough balls in the white sugar.
  • Place the dough balls on a non-stick baking mat and refrigerate the cookies for 30 minutes.
  • Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. If you like cookies to be soft, be sure not to overbake them. They shouldn't be browned at all.
  • After the cookies cool, put the Nutella® in a piping bag or into a plastic baggie. Cut about ¼ an inch off the corner and squeeze a 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons of the Nutella® hazelnut spread onto the cookies. 
  • Store in an airtight container.


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 72 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 70mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 137
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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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6 years ago

These look delicious! I will have to add them to my list to make!

6 years ago

5 stars
Oh yum. Nutella is the best. I tried making nutella cookies a few times and failed miserable every time. I don’t think it was made for cooking, but more for something like this. Or actually just eating with a spoon. Either way, these cookies sound absolutely amazing.