Nutella Sandwich Cookies

Hello there A Beautiful Mess readers, I'm Emma, Elsie's sister and the gal behind Food Coma. At Elsie's wedding last week I had the opportunity to try Nutella for the first time. Now I'm obsessed.


So I've been trying to dream up different ways to use this magical new-to-me spread and I thought that in between two cookies might be the perfect place for Nutella.

Along with on top of toast. Like, every morning.

You can enjoy these cookies in the late afternoon along with some coffee or in the evening with some milk while watching the latest episode of Glee. (That's right-I'm a Gleek, and I'm not sorry!)


Nutella Sandwich Cookies, makes 10-12.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon (aluminum-free) baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of Nutella.


Cream together the butter and sugars, stir in egg and vanilla. Now mix in flour, baking powder and salt until just combined. The batter should be crumbly and you will probably need to use your (clean) hands to combine it a bit more to form a dough ball. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.

Now form into small round disks, about 2-3 inches in diameter and uniformly thick. You want your cookies to all sort of match each other in size because you will be placing one of top of another to form sandwich cookies. Bake at 350 F for 15-18 minutes, allow to cool completely on a cooling rack before adding filling. Once cool, spoon a couple of tablespoons of Nutella on one cookie and place another on top. Devour, and don't apologize.

xo. Emma

  • Yummy yummy,will making these tomorrow.I am a nutella junkie and am proud of it:0

  • I live in Indonesia and I’m eating Nutella… from time immemorial!!!!!!

  • I am addicted to Nutella ever since i tried it 2 years ago. I really want to make these!!!!

  • Made these yesterday and they were absolutely amazing! so much fun to make! However, I’m not a huge fan of nutella (gasp) so I opted for marshmallow fluff instead. Delicious! Great recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  • UHMMM, YUM!!!!!!!!!! This is inspired. The perfect snack for my chocolately prego cravings!!! So glad I stumbled upon this today.

  • Don’t worry, there is Nutella in the USA – even at Costco! My daughter makes a “Reese’s Sandwich” as an occasional treat – peanut butter and Nutella.

  • I live in Italy and I’m eating Nutella… from time immemorial!!!!!!

    Enjoy it!!!

  • My friends would love this.


  • As I usually say, LOVE at first bite! It’s always like that with Nutella. Bye girls, i’m making these 🙂

    Fashionista @Ropa de Mujer

  • Yummy yummy,will making these tomorrow.I am a nutella junkie and am proud of it:0

  • I live in ItalY and I’m Pure Italian…and I was born with Nutella in my DNA…any Italian family has a Nutella jar at home..and the best is the simpliest way: fresh bread and (lot of) Nutella! Unfortunately i have to deal with diet now that i’m grown up..i’m 48 and still would like to have breakfast with it every morning! ;D

  • How I love you Nutella. I can eat it by itself all day long…

  • I am making them right now…wish me luck! Thanks so much for sharing these, Emma!

  • looks delicious! I love food! 😛

  • Look amazing, i have a special journal that i keep cute or interesting things, lets just say, GOIN IN THE BOOK! love your blog, thanks.

  • I believe this is a great site.Thanks for sharing this useful information! Hope that you will continue with the kind of stuff you are doing.

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  • Beautiful picture and recipe! Check out s’mores in the city on my blog – nutella, biscoff cookies and marshmallow. I’m pretty sure anything With nutella is good!

    Great site!

  • hmmm i wonder what would happen if you added a bit of peanut butter?

  • I made these cookies the other night and while I left them to cool, my brother’s friends came in and ate a few without the Nutella. They said that they were the best cookies they’ve ever had (: It was my first time baking too.

  • Hello! I’m a new reader of yours and i stumbled upon this post and decided to give this recipe a try. The finished product was great and my family and friends loved it! I wish I could show you a photo of the cookies I baked. 🙂 Please keep posting more in the DIY section! 😀

  • Where I live they don’t sell nutella in stores, so I only get it when it’s holliday 🙁

    It looks delicious, I really wanna try them!

  • Those look so yummy- the cookie recipe alone sounds like delish. I’ve always loved the taste of the brown sugar batter of chocolate chip cookies and this sounds like such an interesting take on it.


  • I tried this recipe and its awesome! My picky fiance loves it as well 🙂 I’m going to make homemade nutella on my blog soon if anyone is interested.. its much healthiest than nutella and just as yummy!

  • I love everything chocolate! I will try this out! By the way, just to say that I like your blog-very informative and colorful! Lots of cute stuff to make! I will surely visit your site often!

  • it looks delicious,how about the taste? May i have one please? @_@

  • oh man these look divine…will have to try them out!

    follow back if you get a chance 🙂 From Cupcakes, With Love x

  • I made these! They were totally adorable and delicious!

  • Can anyone tell me if they’ve tried this recipe which is better, light brown or dark brown sugar?

  • I’m so excited to try these! Do you suggest light brown or dark brown sugar?

  • They look really yummy!
    I tried the recipe and my cookies came out so hard. What did i do wrong?

  • Those look amazing. When I was working in France, me and the other girls all got a giant tub each, and used to sit around dipping oreos in…when we ran out of oreos ‘nutella fingers’ quickly substituted 😀


  • I love Nutella. Where has it been all my life. Giada DeLaurentis introduced me to it; not personally but via Food Network. So yummy spread on warm toast…

    There is protein in there right?

  • I can’t believe you just tried NUTELLA!!! Lucky you, its been the cause for my overweight through out my life and my obsession with it!! LOL! This looks delicious!!! I wish you could make me some and send them to spain!!! 🙂 Im definitely gonna try the receipt but I won’t tell anyone about it so that they don’t get their hopes up… (I’m a terrible cook 🙁 ) hehe… Thank you so much for this post, the pictures look incredible as well!! PS: LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
    kind regards, Francesca, Drifting Nomad:

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  • In Belgium everyone eats Nutella, I always find it funny when I read about Americans trying it for the first time. When my mom was living in Texas it was Nutella she missed Nutella the most. ♥-Axelle

  • With Nutella, I don’t need bread, biscuits, milk or bananas. Only a spoon .

  • Yeeey! Yesterday I tried them! really good 🙂 but I made them a bit bigger than it should be >_<

  • I’m not a big fan of Nutella but my husband lives off this stuff! I’m going to try making these for him as a little surprise! Thanks so much posting! Love your pictures 🙂

  • I made these last night and it went so well , thankyou!! All the boys in the office today are enjoying them, as am I. No doubt my man will love them this evening too. So cute and yummy.

  • I can’t believe you’ve never tried it! These cookies look good. (And yes, to the commenters, America has Nutella.)

  • Oh, my. It is time for breakfast, but I would much rather have these cookies right now.

  • i made this recipe. I think it is missing something because they turned out rock hard both times i did it.

  • Every time you eat nutella, an orangutan dies. Thanks for using palm oil, nutella!

  • I’m definitely doing this recipe today! Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  • Nutella is my secret happy place at work. I keep a hidden spoon and a jar of this in my bottom drawer at work. I put it on my cutie’s slices and/apples. If I want carbs I mix it with my Honey Pretzels…. soooooo delish.


  • I FINALLY made these and can I just say mine did not look half as good as yours! But they are very tasty!

  • We just made these. They are delicious! We shaped them into small hearts, frosted with Nutella and added red sprinkles. Perfect little valentines cookies! Thanks for sharing. We will be using this recipe often!

  • In Italy we call those beauties ‘Baci di Dama’ translated in English it is Lady Kisses. Nutella is also italian, seeing people around the world liking it makes me so proud.

  • i love nutella & jam on my French Toast or on pancakes, so messy but super yummy, also if you really want to go decadent try nutella with fancy peanut butter like this white chocolate one from Peanut Butter & Co:
    you will be so stuffed but happy:p

  • I had ago at these, although mine look a little different

    Thanks for the great recipe


  • Oh, no! I should NOT have found this xD I can do nothing but head to the nearest shop and do some ingredient-shopping 😛 Unfortunately Nutella is soo expensive in Finland, so i will go for a cheaper option instead 😉 But i suppose, i will re-do this recipe after returning back to UK, where i study. 🙂 Argh. This may have been a mistake…

    Merry x-mas!

  • I made these yesterday for my 25 days of cookies challenge. They were wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

  • You may just have become one of the favorite people in my house… with this recipe. 🙂

  • Hey, I made this recipe and GOSH!!!!!!!!!! People were fighting to get the last “sandwich”…My friends and family loved it so much! Well, the recipe is pretty simple (which made me able to make it) and the results are AWESOME…I love Nutella but those cookies made Nutella even more delicious!!!!!!…Thanx a lot Emma…;)

  • I’m aghast that you’d never had nutella. It gives energy to think and do. My eating method of choice is a family sized jar and a spatula, but I may have to give these cookies a try as well..

  • read this recipe a month ago. might hafta buy 2 jars of nutella now to curb the craving before i make the cookies :o) looks DELICIOUS!!!!

  • Yum. If I hadn’t just scarfed down the whole jar of $18 chocolate covered peanuts I got from the girlscouts, I’d make these right. stinkin. now.

  • Nutella is one of my favourite things… I know I won’t get a chance to make these for at least another 5 days (and I want them now!). I wonder if sandwiching the Nutella between 2 Amaretti biscuits would work?

  • yumm nutella 🙂

    ever try Justin’s hazelnut butter? I do believe it’s a bit healthier, and it’s just as yummy.

  • That and a cold glass of milk surely is a perfect combination for a snack that is not only easy to make but also fantastic to share with friends! Another thing, it’s a fine pick to make the cookie with simple flavors, so you could appreciate the flavor of both cookie and the spread itself.

  • Nutella cookies! That just sounds so amazing. I love all things Nutella. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  • Try Nutella + Peanut Butter on waffles.(its like Reeses) Now I will just have to try these delectable cookies.

  • You should go to Europe – it’s true, Nutella’s the deal here.

    And YAY for GLEE.

  • omg, those look so yummy. haha, I used to eat nutella too everyday, (but it’s kind of not very healthy :p )

  • Nutella is THE best thing ever made! I make a “special dessert” which is basically a pastry with Nutella in the middle – amazing! I am definitely going to make these cookies. I cannot wait! I will let you know how they turn out. 🙂

  • One thing: you’re a GENIUS!!!!
    Plus yay for being a Gleek… Did u watch the last episode?!
    Luv ur blog btw!

  • Nutella is so so good in a crepe with some strawberries. It will have you at hello.

  • Mmmm I just made these 🙂 and unfortunately they are as addictive as they look!

  • Nutella is one of the best things ever! I love it on oatcakes, but Pizza Express (a chain here in the UK) now does its dipping Dough Balls for dessert with a dish of Nutella. Soooooo gooooooood!

  • That looks very awesome! Goin to make these this weekend!! xoxo

  • I was introduced to Nutella by a roommate in college who came from Germany. She said we it was to die for & she was right! We loved to eat it with triscuit crackers. It was the perfect blend of salty & sweet.

  • Nutella and Banana Bread anytime! Also great on crepes, and over fruit. So versatile! Thanks for the new recipe!

  • It’s really funny to read that someone tried Nutella the first time, when we here grow up with this and are DYING to try some of your yummi food you have in the states. Emma I’d love to see a recipe for bubble tea because this is something we can’t get over here and whenever Elsie mentions bubble tea, I really really wanna try some…

  • they look amazing!!
    adorable and delicious!
    I’m trying this recipe today! I love eating nutella with bananas- on toast! dell inspiron 1545 battery

  • hey!
    try nutella with bananas and coconut rasps! it’s delicious!
    greetings from germany!

  • I baked these today, Emma, and they turned out DIVINE. Nutella is common here in Australia but I’ve never thought to use it as a filling for cookies! Thanks for the recipe!

  • nutella is a staple in my house!
    my favorite things with nutella are: pretzel sticks dipped in nutella, toasted banana and nutella and nutella stirred into warm milk on a cold day.

  • It s never to late to try new things. At first I was surprised that Americans don’t live on Nutella 😉 but I guess we Europeans don’t know all your products either.
    If you love Nutella you will absolutely love Hanuta.
    and Duplo bar and Kinder Shoko Bons.

  • Can’t believe you’ve never experienced Nutella before, here in France it’s included as one of the main food groups 😉 These look scrummy!! XX

  • oh yum, Nutella! My must have item when I travel somewhere I know won’t have them. I can usually eat this stuff straight out of the jar (which is bad, I know!). The cookies look delicious though. Will give them a try soon!

  • these are so dang cute! i’ve been craving a delicious cookie all day…

  • Yummy! Nutella + cookies sounds amazing. I am pretty much obsessed with Nutella!

  • Nutella, on vanilla cookies, plus a glass of pineapple juice. The tang and the chocolate go together so well!

  • Aaaaand I happen to have a jar of Nutella handy. Well, I usually have a jar of Nutella handy. But anyway. . . 🙂

  • they look adorable and delicious!


  • Looks so yummy. I’m allergic to peanut butter and have heard that Nutella is a good alternative, but I’ve never tried it. I think I need to bite the bullet and buy some. And cookies.

  • These look so good! I have sworn off Nutella forever after having eaten it for 2 months straight on a backpacker’s budget, but perhaps I will break that to make these. Random fact of the day: Nutella is to Europeans what peanut butter is to North Americans. It’s almost impossible to find peanut butter overseas!

  • would love to make these…they look so yummy!!! Is there a Vegan alternative to the ingredients?? Love Nutella…my husband is Italian so we’ve been eating it for years…so good!!

  • Nutella is the best! Thanks for the fabulous recipe, can’t wait to try it.

  • This looks too cute to it!! I have a feeling this post is going to get a lot of Pinning attention!

  • YUM! I can’t believe you just tried Nutella. You have years of catching up to do!

  • They look lovely Emma, and the photos are beautiful too, great styling 🙂

  • Nutella has been feeding generations here in Greece (well before that we had Merenda which is local and just as good but Nutella grew sooooo big). It’s our favorite topping for crepes (thin pancakes) either with crushed almond/biscuit (p’tit beurre kind) or banana bits… The latest one we call it Chocobanana. Either or Nutella is divine!

  • Last week I had the same revelation. I made some shortbread cookies with nutella in the middle. Brilliant. Yum!

  • Ahahah! So happy you’re in love with it! As an italian I can say that we enjoy it almost in everything such as bread, cookies or croissants…even if I usually taste it on my fingers 😉
    Try this: Nutella tart…I bet you’ll adore it!

  • I just keep scrolling up and down between the 3 photos. Scrolling up.. scrolling down.. Mmmm.

  • mmmmm…nutella cookies 🙂 we love nutella so much we even named one of our chickens after it. i’d love to try a toasted marshmallow nutella shake!

  • nutella is so yummy. i love it with ritz and also with peanut butter. mmm.

  • Delish. I lovelovelove Nutella.

    Where do you girls find all these cute straws?!

  • You would so love Belgium! We always start the day with French Bread and nutella and you should try it on pancakes!

    Go to to keep obsessed! 😉


  • Oh man! Anything with nutella is amazing!!

    You should go to and search nutella. There are SO many nutella recipes on there!! It’s amazing!!!

  • oh yum! I’m trying this recipe today! I love eating nutella with bananas- on toast!

  • Nutella is the glue that holds main-land Europe together 😀

    Have you tried it with bananas? Best thing is to make a slit in the banana with the skin on and put a couple of teaspoons of nutella in the middle. Wrap the whole thing in foil and bake in the oven or place on the bbq.. best thing ever!

  • Nutella is AMAZING with those Pepperidge Farms flat-bread rounds. I ate those every day when I was in Ireland.

  • In Lucca (Italy) I had a thin, crepe- style pancake with nutella in the centre. Lovely , except the girl had put so much nutella in it was sickly. Once I had removed about half a jar, it was divine. I have always loved nutella and on a bad day a teaspoon is just the most perfect sweet treat!! I also love a drizzle of warm nutella on vanilla icecream. Maybe I should get out more!!

  • Mmmmmmmmmm these look so good!

    But Emma, how has it taken you this long to try the awesome that is Nutella??


  • “At Elsie’s wedding last week I had the opportunity to try Nutella for the first time.”


  • You think Nutella cookies are divine?! You need to try a Nutella hot chocolate!! The coffee shop I used to work at would make them for special customers only……they were AMAZING!!

    Yum yum!


  • Yum. There are all sorts of magical nutella recipes on pinterest lately… make your own nutella, and then use it to make brilliant cookies (like these!) or fill doughnuts, or add to brownies… it’s addicting!

  • I first tried nutella in front of the Eiffel Tower and it was definitely love at first bite. *wink* these cookies look soooo good, I am absolutely making them soon! :]

  • I’ve loved Nutella since I was a kiddo!! My favorite midnight snack!!! My boyfriend had not had it until recently, and he can’t live without it! Nutella is always in stock in our pantry!

  • These look delicious! I love nutella on toast, and on pancakes, and maybe just eaten straight out of the jar…

  • I’ve been eating nutella since i was little at my grandma’s house!
    Definitely thee BEST on toast 😉

    these look delicious right now..
    and i will probably be buying nutella and making these tomorrow 🙂

  • they look amazing!! i love nutella!

  • ah! I love Nutella. I’m making these!

    (Also, in Europe, they have the cutest little travel-sized packages of Nutella in hotels. You almost don’t want to open them up and eat them… *almost*)

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