Homemade Nutella Filled Cookies

19 Mar


Back in the day, you could find me in front of the cupboard with a knife eating nutella. When I finally took a look at the list of ingredients, it was enough to turn me off of it forever. Then one day it dawned on me… I could totally make this with regular food! So, off I went trying out a number of combinations before I finally got it. So satisfying!

The cookies are so delicious. They are light and buttery, which is amazing since there is no butter in them. They’re crumbly and taste amazing with the nutella. These cookies came much easier after all the experimenting I did with my girl scout cookies. I tried adding almond milk but that made the batter too wet. I tried it again without the almond milk and that seemed to do the trick. I also tried these using spelt flour and while they were really good, the flavor overpowered the hazelnut.


For the Nutella:
1 cup dry roasted hazelnuts
2 tbsp coco powder
1 tbsp confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp stevia (optional)
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted


  1. In a food processor fitted with an S blade, process the hazelnuts, coco powder, confectioners sugar, stevia (if using) and vanilla.
  2. Through the feed tube, slowly drizzle in the coconut oil and continue processing until smooth.

For the Cookies:
1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 325o
  2. Combine the almond flour and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla until creamy.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour and turn the speed up to medium.
  5. Form balls with the dough and flatten out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cookies are golden brown. Rotating the baking sheet 180o half way through.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool on a baking rack.
  8. Once the cookies are cool, spread the nutella on one cookie and top with another.

As always, enjoy!

14 Responses to “Homemade Nutella Filled Cookies”

  1. Koke March 19, 2013 at 11:19 AM #

    I can’t wait to try it. That looks yummy

    • Susan Koenig March 19, 2013 at 12:10 PM #

      Thanks! I’ll send some with Michael to the next company meetup!

  2. Melissa Katz March 19, 2013 at 11:26 AM #

    Looks yummy!!! I love anything hazelnut based. Have you tried Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter? This is my favorite stuff – it’s vegan and healthier than most spreads: http://www.vitacost.com/justins-natural-hazelnut-butter?csrc=GPF-PA-894455000490&ci_gpa=pla&ci_kw=&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=894455000490&gclid=CPWL5LKXibYCFVSVMgodvkIA6w

    • Susan Koenig March 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM #

      I’ve never heard of Justin’s. I’ll have to try it!

      • Melissa Katz March 19, 2013 at 4:19 PM #

        Their Chocolate Almond Butter is quite delish as well. You can pick up a jar or a few travel sized packets at Whole Foods. Warning: very addictive!

  3. oreokiki March 19, 2013 at 12:20 PM #

    the cookies look so delicious. hope you have some left so you can save one for me…..please

    • Susan Koenig March 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM #

      Don’t worry, I’ve got one with your name on it!

  4. hlkoenig March 19, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

    Putting in my order

  5. Susan Rothenberg Greenspan March 19, 2013 at 8:33 PM #

    Those look so yummy and easy. My list is growing! Can you tell me approximately how many cookies you get from a batch so I know about how big to make them?

    • Susan Koenig March 19, 2013 at 8:54 PM #

      I made my cookies a little large so I wound up with 12 individual cookies, so 6 when you make the sandwiches. Let me know how they turn out!

      • Susan Rothenberg Greenspan March 19, 2013 at 10:15 PM #

        Thanks! I will! I must tell you I look forward everyday to see what you are making!

        • Susan Koenig March 19, 2013 at 11:48 PM #

          Thank you, that’s so nice! I’m very happy to share with you!

  6. Miss Chris Creations March 20, 2013 at 10:30 AM #

    Yum!! These look fabulous

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