Nutella Surprise Cookies

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These simple chocolate sugar cookies have a big secret inside. They are stuffed with Nutella! Perfect for your holiday cookie table!


1/2 Cup Nutella
1/3 Cup powdered sugar
1/2 Cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 Cup sugar
1 Large egg
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Cups all-purpose flour
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 Cup milk
2 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate
1 cup peanuts, finely chopped


1) Mix Nutella and powdered sugar in a small bowl.  Then form 18 Teaspoon-sized balls of Nutella and store them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.

2) Either in the microwave or in a double boiler, melt chocolate and milk together and set aside for later.  If you use the microwave, be careful not to burn the chocolate.  Let chocolate cool a bit.

3) In a stand mixer or in a bowl with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix for a few minutes.

4) Add egg, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate mixture to dough.

5) Next add all the dry ingredients and mix to combine.  Try not to over-mix the dough.

6) Chill dough for 30 minutes.

7) Scoop out a large tablespoon-sized ball of dough and roll it around a Nutella ball.  Make sure Nutella is completely covered by cookie dough.

8) Dunk dough ball in peanuts and then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon baking sheet.

9) Once all the cookies are formed, use a measuring cup (or your hands) to smash down each ball of dough until it’s flat.

10) Bake cookies at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.  Let cool before eating.