Pass the Nutella

I’m well aware that I already claimed last year to have found the perfect cookie but here I go again about to make the exact same claim. In my defense, those perfect cookies I shared with you last February fall under the healthy (but not really) section while these perfect cookies I’m about to share with you fall under the not, nowhere near, not even remotely close, to being healthy section. And that might be pretty much the only difference … oh, plus these have Nutella. And I think we all know you can NOT go wrong there.

The very first time I baked these I swore to high heavens I would never make them again because they’re not exactly what you’d call “easy” and they’re definitely what you’d call a bit messy. Never before did I realize making chocolate chip cookies could be such an all-out affair. It took only one quick bite, however, to make me forget all about the time-consuming mess I had just taken part in and I proceeded to bake them again and again and forty times after that. They’ve become my holiday go-to, with me baking approximately 200 each & every Christmas so that I can win the hearts of family, friends and coworkers. I think it works.

Who knows? With Valentines Day coming up maybe you yourself can win over some hearts, or maybe just your own. I won’t judge.


(recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen)


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted & cooled
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Nutella, chilled


  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & salt and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and both sugars using an electric mixer.
  • Mix in the eggs and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Fold in all of those delicious chocolate chips.
  • Chill dough in fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • After dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Measure out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball, then flatten gently.
  • Measure out some Nutella (I usually go for a heaping teaspoon) and place in the middle of the flattened dough.
  • Fold dough up around the Nutella and gently roll back into a ball.
  • Place dough on baking sheet about 2 inches apart and flatten gently.
  • Bake about 10 minutes or until edges turn golden.
  • Let cookies cool a few minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Sprinkle cookies with a little sea salt if you wish (I definitely recommend this step).
  • Try to eat just one. I double-dog dare you.


‘Til Next Time!



  1. EmilyS says:


    1. lcetter says:

      So glad you like them Em! Thank you! 😙

  2. Jane Broaddus says:

    The most amazing cookies I’ve ever had!!

    1. lcetter says:

      Thank you Jane! I’m so glad you love them! 😙

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