Soft, chewy Nutella Cookies have a surprise center…Milk Duds! The unlikely duo tastes so amazing together, you may find yourself making these cookies on a weekly basis!
I go through cycles when it comes to Nutella. I will buy a big jar and use it with everything. I will put it on my toast, put it in crepes, on pancakes, and use it as a dip for fruit.
Then bam, I forget all about it and I don’t touch it for weeks. Then, one of the kids will use it for a sandwich and the whole cycle starts all over. Eat, bake, forget, repeat.
These Milk Dud Nutella Cookies are one of my favorite uses for Nutella (and Milk Duds)!
How To Make Stuffed Nutella Cookies
These cookies use quite a bit of Nutella, (that isn’t a problem, is it?), but the recipe is pretty straight forward. The only thing to consider when making these cookies is time. You will need about an hour to chill the dough, but after that, it is smooth sailing!
You will start by creaming together butter, the chocolate hazelnut spread, and both granulated sugar and brown sugars until creamy and smooth.
Add your eggs, one at a time, making sure they are thoroughly mixed into the batter.
Dry ingredients are folded into the batter. Once the flour mixture has been fully incorporated, cover your bowl and refrigerate the batter for about an hour.
When you are ready, preheat the oven to 35o degrees. The batter might need to come closer to room temperature if it is too hard to work with, however, do not let it get too soft!
Working with about a tablespoon of dough at a time, wrap the dough around one piece of candy. Roll the filled dough into a bowl of granulated sugar and place on a lined baking sheet.
Continue this process until all the dough and candies have been used.
The cookies will take about 8 minutes to bake. Once out of the oven, let them stand on the hot baking sheet for 5 minutes. This will allow the centers to set. After 5 minutes, remove the cookies to a cooling rack.
Can You Freeze Nutella Cookies?
Yes, you can. Make sure the cookies have cooled completely, then store them in layers in an airtight container. Allow the cookies to come to room temperature before consuming to allow the caramel center to soften.
Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions
- If you aren’t sold on using Milk Duds, these cookies are great filled with almost any candies! Rolos and Snickers are really good options.
- Feel free to leave out the center and fold in chopped chocolate, chopped caramels, chopped hazelnuts or bake them without any filling at all!
- It is important to allow the cookies to cool ON the baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack. The cookies are a thing and chewy and will come apart easily if moved while still hot!
What You Need To Make Nutella Cookies:
Silicone Mat or Parchment Paper
How To Store Milk Dud Nutella Cookies
I like to store these cookies in layers in an airtight container. Make sure you keep parchment paper between each layer to prevent the cookies from breaking or from the caramel centers from sticking to one another.
If you love Nutella as much as I do then I am confident you will love these cookies! They are easy and they have a unique but totally addicting flavor! This is a great way to use up leftover candy (think holidays like Halloween) or to bake up just because!
- 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 1/4 cup flour
- 2 t baking soda
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 10oz package Milk Duds
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- In a large bowl, cream together butter, Nutella, and sugars. Beat until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to butter until well combined. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350. For each cookie, gather about a tablespoon of dough. Wrap dough around 1 Milk Dud, roll into a ball and roll in granulated sugar before placing on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Nutrition InformationYield 32 Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving Calories 299Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 47mgSodium 248mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 1gSugar 28gProtein 4g