Easy, flourless Nutella Cookies have a simple, two-ingredient fudge stuffed inside a three-ingredient Nutella cookie. Read below how this versatile, naturally gluten free cookie can be made into many different types of holiday cookies.
It might not be the best move as a parent, but dessert is often held over my kids’ heads as incentive.
Recent, these Easy Nutella Cookies were bait for my youngest to perform at his holiday program. Decadent, ooey gooey fudge-stuffed cookies weren’t powerful enough, though to con Elliot to get with the program – literally.
If you have kids, you should be very familiar with school holiday programs. This is where parents watch their kids perform songs with corresponding hand motions, all the through the lens of a smartphone.
These exhibitions are perfect opportunities to soak up an abundance of cuteness and secretly note how much your kid is blowing it out of the water.
Or, at least, that’s how I always imagined it’d be with my kids. Turns out none of them are keen on public theatrics.
I’ve hauled my cookies to countless shows to watch my kids standing silent and motionless in a sea of their dutifully performing peers. No amount of waving, encouragement, or extended family spectators draws them out of their shell.
Maybe it’s just not in their DNA, though. Elliot followed in his siblings footsteps by turning to stone on stage, never offering me a single note.
After the show, I was afraid I might have pushed too much, and he was really beating himself up over his lack of follow through.
Elliot refused to eat a single bite of post show refreshments, not even these amazing Easy Nutella Cookies.
But, it turns out not all hope is loss! Elliot went home and threw up all over the dinner table!
I know…not typically something to celebrate, but even Pavarotti couldn’t be expected to sing when all he wants to do is heave-ho all over the orchestra. Christmas Pageant here we come!
How to Make Easy Nutella Cookies
- Prepare two-ingredient fudge and refrigerate for a couple hours to set.
- Use half of the fudge (see recipe card for suggested uses of leftover fudge) and cut into small squares. Shape squares into ball shape.
- Portion out Nutella cookie dough into 1 inch balls.
- Place fudge ball on top of Nutella cookie ball and wrap the Nutella dough around fudge.
Easy Nutella Cookies Variations:
The fudge filling for these Flourless Fudge Filled Nutella Cookies makes more than you need for this recipe. Therefore, I have another cookie recipe for Chocolate Filled Cherry Coconut Macaroons you use the remaining fudge in. Now you can knock out your holiday baking with two cookie recipes!
Other cookies this Flourless Nutella Cookie dough can morph into are:
- Add 1/2 teaspoon orange zest and 1/2 teaspoon orange extract into the cookie dough for Flourless Fudge Filled Nutella Orange Cookies. Drizzle with melted chocolate and holiday sprinkles to make them festive.
- Leave out the fudge filling and roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls. As soon as they come out of the oven place a Hershey Kiss™, Rolo™, or Peanut Butter Cup into the middle and gently press down.
- Drizzle the tops of the cookies with melted chocolate and sprinkle fleur de sel on top for a salted Nutella cookie.
- Play off that natural nutty flavor from the Nutella and mix chopped hazelnuts or macadamia nuts with white chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
SAVE THESE EASY NUTELLA COOKIES TO YOUR COOKIE BOARD!
Easy, flourless Nutella Cookies have a simple fudge stuffed inside a 3 ingredient nutella cookie. This amazing stuffed cookie recipe is gluten free.
- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Line a 8X8 pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray. Set aside.
Place sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan. Heat over medium low until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared pan and let set for at least 2 hours or overnight. Can store cooled fudge, covered, in fridge until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Take half of the prepared fudge (You will have fudge leftover. See Recipe Notes for leftover ideas.) and cut into 24 1" squares. Shape each square into a ball-ish shape (doesn't have to be perfect - Nutella dough will be going around it). Take Nutella dough ball and press around fudge ball until it is completely covered. Place balls about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just set. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
In a small microwave safe bowl, place chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Heat in microwave on high for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Use a spoon to drizzle over cookies and dust with sprinkles or fleur de sel. Let chocolate cool and harden before storing in airtight container.
Leftover fudge can be sliced and enjoyed as is, frozen for future use in cookies, or stuffed inside my Chocolate Filled Cherry Coconut Macaroons.
See above post for more variations of this recipe to make several different types of cookies.
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