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These rich dark chocolate, Nutella-Filled Cookies are to die for! One will do you as they’re really rich. They’re gooey on the inside, and melt-in-your mouth on the outside.

They’re not really easy cookies to make, so be warned in advance, but they’re totally worth the extra work they take to make.

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Prep Time: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 2 Hours
Servings: about 24 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups Nutella
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Flaky sea salt, or coarse kosher salt


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop small 1-tablespoon balls of Nutella onto prepared baking sheet (24 balls total). Freeze for 1 hour.

  2. In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat just until combined.

  3. In another bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to wet ingredients. Refrigerate dough while Nutella is in the freezer.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment pape

  5. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten into a circle about 2 to 2-1/2" in diameter. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets about 3-inches apart. Place a frozen Nutella ball on half of the dough circles. Top with remaining dough circles, pinching to seal. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt, and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes before serving.

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