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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

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Simple shortbread cookies rolled in hazelnuts with Nutella thumbprints! These are so good served with a glass of milk to dunk them in.

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Nutella Cookies!

Today is World Nutella Day.  My daughter is one happy camper.  I love Nutella, but she is  absolutely “nuts” over it.  For her birthday one year we gave her 3 large Jars.  The smile on her face says it all:

Nutella girl

Needless to say we are happy to celebrate Nutella Day and we made some awesome cookies for it!

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I started out with a simple recipe for thumbprint cookies.  Then I rolled the dough in hazelnuts before making the prints.

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Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day I decided that these cookies should have hearts!  So instead of using my thumb I used my pinkie to make 2 impressions that made a heart print!

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Even my wonderful husband that doesn’t like Nutella (gasp!)  loved these cookies!  I think I may have won him over! <3

Nutella Cookies

These Nutella Thumbprint Cookies are so fun!  With two thumbprints you can make it look like a heart.  
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: nutella cookies
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Rachel


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of crushed hazelnuts or also called filberts
  • 1/4 cup Nutella in a piping bag with tip #10


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. cream the sugar, butter, egg,vanilla and salt together. Add in flour and mix until combined. Roll dough into balls about the size of a small rubber ball. Roll each ball into the hazelnuts until covered.
  • Make imprints with pinkie fingers in the shape of a heart or use thumbs to make an imprint.
  • Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the cookies are light brown. Once they are cool pipe the Nutella inside the pinkie or thumb prints. Serve and enjoy!
Nutella Cookies

How are you going to celebrate Nutella Day?

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