Skip to Content

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

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

Nutella Cookies 2

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!

Nutella Cookies 1

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

Nutella Cookies 3

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!

Nutella Cookies 4

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

Yield: 12 servings

Nutella Cookies

Nutella Cookies

These Nutella Thumbprint Cookies are so fun!  With two thumbprints you can make it look like a heart.  

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Make imprints with pinkie fingers in the shape of a heart or use thumbs to make an imprint.
  3. 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!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Nutella Cookies

How are you going to celebrate Nutella Day?

Sharing is caring!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Valentines Day Gifts

Wednesday 7th of January 2015

What's up mates, pleasant piece of writing and pleasant urging commented at this place, I am truly enjoying by these.

Behind the Scenes #3: Feelin’ Festive | Daily Moves and Grooves

Thursday 19th of December 2013

[…] basically the whole evening. I was feelin’ some Christmas snickerdoodles (my favorite) and these Nutella cookies. I then proceeded to torture all my friends by posting a picture of the Nutella […]

{Christmas Cookies Series} Christmas Snickerdoodles

Friday 6th of December 2013

[…] Nutella Cookies […]

2tonocean: thecakebar: 100 Nutella Recipes! Nutella Lava…

Friday 11th of October 2013

[…] Nutella Cookies {Bubbly Nature Creations} […]

15 Delicious Nutella Recipes - Nutella Cookies, Crepes & Cakes! #temptingfood #nutellarecipes #nutellacookies #crepes #cakes #cupcakes #baking #foodie | A Listly List

Sunday 29th of September 2013

[…] Nutella Cookies! […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe