Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Nutella Truffle Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Nutella Truffle Cookies
The other day, I was craving homemade, simple cookies.

And here's what I made -
Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Nutella Truffle Cookies

Anything but simple, right. I'm a Gemini, I'm allowed to be indecisive!! 

What are they? They're chocolate chip hazelnut cookies, that I stuffed with a Nutella Truffle, and just because I was feeling reckless, added one on top too. Yeah, just in case you're wondering, I do yoga 5 days a week!

The outside - 

The inside- Double Truffle cookies, that are way over the top, but so fun!

Making the truffles - One of the most glorious sights on earth!!
nutella and melted chocolate

The slightly melted truffles being formed, can just be dropped into a bowl of cocoa powder and coated to form a ball. 

Nutella truffles

Forming the cookie

Nuttela truffle inside cookie

Covering the truffle. Close it up properly, or some of the deliciousness might come out in the oven.

Nutella chocolate truffle in a cookie

Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Truffle Cookies
Adapted from the amazing Katrina 

For the cookies -
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp [140g / 1 stick + 2 tbsp] butter
1/2 cup + 1 tbsp [135 g] granulated sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp [120 g] light brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanila
2 cups [240 g] flour
1/2 + 1/8 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp coarse salt - I forgot to add.
10 oz chocolate chips / chopped chocolate - I always use a mix of the two for varied texture.
1/2 cup [90 g] toasted hazelnuts, chopped

For the Nutella truffles -  
3 oz good quality dark chocolate - Don't use baking chocolate, it won't melt as well
6 tbsp [110 g] Nutella

Instructions - 

  1. Make the truffles first. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a microwave. Once melted, take off the heat, and mix in the Nutella. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  2. In the meanwhile, begin making the cookie dough. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and the vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder.
  4. Mix this mixture into the butter sugar mixture, until incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts. Wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for an hour.
  5. Once the Nutella mixture is cooled enough, form into rough balls rolled in cooca powder as best as you can, without working them too much or they will melt. If they melt too much, just drop them into the cocoa powder in dollops, and then coat them using the cocoa, as you can see I did in the picture. Freeze for 20 minutes.
  6. To form the cookies - just stuff a Nutella truffle into the cookie, and bake for about 12 - 14 minutes in a 350 F [180 C] oven. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before moving to the cooling rack, these cookies are a little delicate when hot because of the stuffing.
  7. Reheat in the microwave for about 10-20 seconds before eating to melt again.


  1. Wow! When I clicked on this post and saw that first photo, my stomach literally screamed at me to make these! If only I could put my hand through the screen and grab a few. :D

  2. You felt like eating a simple cookie and made THIS??Ooey gooey goodness of chocolate..I love!!

  3. The cookies are looking so good with gooey insides..these are making me hungry.

  4. these look delicious! I m sure I wouldn t stop at one or two

  5. Val - Hahah, as I said, I'd gladly ship some to you if they weren't so delicate!

    Paula - You know it!

    Divya - Haha yes, that's me ;)

    The Foodie - And the craving chain continues! I expect you'll be making them soon?

    Nat - Oh, you would have to. They're huge. I eat one, and I'm full for a few hours!

  6. Oh my gosh, Avanika! These take lusciousness to a completely new level. It's like everything I love bundled into one explosive package, and the truffle concept is truly inspired. If yumsilicious were a real word, these would definitely fit into the yumsilicious category! :)

  7. Sweet! Your photos are fantastic and they really make me want to make these again. You're so right about that one of the truffle making, glorious looking melted chocolate! sigh
    Thanks for the amazing compliment! You rock!

  8. These are the best cookies I've seen in a long, long time!

  9. Jane - Hey, yumsilicious is a real word, I've created it ;)

    Katrina - Hehe knowing you, you'd have already made another batch of these. I cannot thank you enough for posting them!

    Simran - Aww that's an awesome compliment!

  10. Adopt me is this is simple everyday cookies girl... these are fab!

  11. Oh my! Decadence in a cookie, I luv it!

  12. Ufff!!!! Mouth watering!!!!!!! Love, love, love!

  13. Oh my goodness? Am I in heaven? Hmmm I don't think so or else these would be in front of me and I'd be gobbling them up! Awesome treat.

  14. Oh wow ...delish....i feel like licking the screen;)Which brand of chocolate did u use?

  15. I come to visit you and you hit me in the face with chocolate. That is just the kind of love I needed :) Gorgeous cookies!

  16. Hehe this is the second Nutella cookie that I've seen in a few weeks. I'm taking this as a sign that I need to make them :)

  17. Those are amazing! I would do yoga 5 days a week for treats like those!

  18. Chocolate is my downfall! And to think - I am getting my grand kids hooked on it too! Oh well, I guess I will finish my raspberry chocolate flavored cup of coffee I just made in my keurig b60 brewer, whip a batch of these yummy cookies up and call the grand kids in!

  19. oh. my. gosh.
    these look incredibly decadent.
    my mouth is watering!!

  20. Deeba - Haha no, I was craving simple ones, there's no way I could call these simple.

    Megan - Totally :)

    Rebecca - Ha, then make, make, make!

    Xiaolu - Aww you're sweet

    Deepa - I used Lindt for the truffles

    PheMom - Don't you just love it ;)

    Lorraine - The Nutella love has been pretty popular, hasn't it?

    Spike - Oh you would have to

    Keurig Mini - Oh everybody needs to be introduced to the chocolate love. Makes life worth living :)

    Katie Mar - Thanks <3

  21. Oh My Lord! I simply MUST bookmark this recipe!! Just the name makes me itch to bake them ♥!

  22. mmmm my mouth is watering.

    Those look so indulgent and SO GOOD!

  23. Wow mouth watery
    First tym here....happy 2 follow u

  24. Whoah, those look so good. Total food porn daaaahling, especially for me because I've been on a real nutella frenzy lately.
    *kisses* HH

  25. thanks for the comment, avanika! :) i'm definitely a batter eater, too!

  26. Truffle cookies!!! I like!

  27. Avanika! These are amazing! I thought you wanted a simple cookie? Not simple, but simply beautiful and yummy looking! To stuff a truffle in a cookie is the best idea ever!

  28. this is sinful! u gotta be deliciously crazy to bake these lol

  29. These look so so good! I love a crazily delicious cookie, loaded with goodies, chocolate chips, hazelnuts and truffles! Yes please. x

  30. OMG these cookies look amazing. Have to try these.

  31. they look to die for...Im drooling here..theylook so good.

  32. sooo tempting !!yumm pics :D do check out my food blog ;-)

  33. Truffles stuffed in cookies is a great idea!

  34. Hello there,
    I stumbled upon your website by accident today and was immediately drawn in by the delicious photos and recipes you offer! I am making these nutella cookies this week and I cannot wait!! Thank you for sharing, I plan on trying a few of your recipes in the near future :-)

  35. Oh wow! These are completely ridiculously delicious looking!

  36. oh my gosh- these look ridiculous good! All that melty goodness coming out? Love it!


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