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We’ve got a twist on a classic, with these homemade Chocolate Chip Nutella Oatmeal Cookies. Homemade brown sugar cookies, made with browned butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and and everyone’s favorite spread, Nutella. It really makes these cookies melt in your mouth. A little sea salt on top and you’ll be biting into some of the most delicious cookies!

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A little Tuesday sweet treat today! If you’ve been following for a while, like a long while, you may recall that back in the early days of HBH Nutella was a recurring ingredient that I used in many of my dessert recipes.

Honestly, it’s kind of a special ingredient. Way back when…think 19-year-old me or even younger…when I was still living with my family. Every day when Asher came home from school I’d make her a Nutella sandwich using flour tortillas. She was absolutely obsessed.

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It’s special because it was kind of our thing. Now every time I see a jar of Nutella I always think of Asher.

These days I rarely use Nutella. I try to create sweets that are made more with natural sugars, like maple syrup, dates, and honey. But sometimes you just have to give in to the things you love. Or go for the things you wouldn’t normally enjoy every day!

So that’s what we’re doing today!! And trust me, these cookies are worth every sweet decadent bite!

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The details

First things first, brown the butter. Every dessert is made better with a little brown butter. I think it really highlights the hazelnut flavors and rich vanilla in the Nutella.

Brown the butter in a medium skillet. Just let the butter cook until it bubbles up and foams on top. This is when I turn the heat off and continue to allow the butter to cook in the pan.

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Little brown bits will form and that’s when you know the butter is browned.

From here add the browned butter to a mixing bowl. It’s going to smell amazing with nutty notes of vanilla.

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Let that cool for just a few minutes. Then in goes all the wet ingredients: brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Next, mix in the dry ingredients: flour, old-fashioned rolled oats, baking soda, and salt. Then fold in the chocolate chips.

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All the usual oatmeal cookie ingredients.

Now comes the Nutella. Scoop the dough into pretty big dough balls, about a 1/4 cup in size. Then cut each ball in half. Flatten out the dough and add Nutella to the center. Use the other round of dough to enclose the Nutella.

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Then place the cookies on a baking sheet, flatten the balls down gently, because they’ll be a little thick, and bake!

They’ll come out with melty chocolate and wonderful smells of sweet butter, sugar, and vanilla baking away. It’s pretty hard not to break into one immediately!

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Looking for cookie recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Glazed Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Pumpkin Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Sugar Maple Ginger Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Maple Cookies

Lastly, if you make these Chocolate Chip Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chocolate Chip Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
chill 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories Per Serving: 187 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Add the butter to a skillet set over medium heat. Cook until the butter begins to brown, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a heatproof bowl. Let cool 5 minutes or so.
    3. To the brown butter, mix in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla, mixing until smooth. Add the flour, oats, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
    4. Roll the dough into 1/4 cup balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Cut each dough ball in half, then flatten the dough down to make room for the Nutella. Add 1 rounded teaspoon to the center of each cookie, then cover with the top cookie half, enclosing the Nutella. Gently flatten each dough ball down. Bake 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, rotate, and tap the baking sheet on the counter 1-2 times to flatten. Bake another 4-6 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to set on the edges.
    5. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet. They will continue to cook slightly as they sit on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with sea salt, eat warm or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
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  1. 5 stars
    These turned out picture perfect and were soooo delicious!! Perfect treat to add to a dinner to drop off at a friend’s with a new baby! Definitely making these again. I think the tapping the pan part mid-bake is key to make them flatten a bit.

    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you and I appreciate you making it:) xT

  2. 4 stars
    A bit cakey. Maybe reduce the flour. I also tried this recipe by making a thumb print, placing the Nutella in the middle. You’ll get more Nutella.

  3. 3 stars
    My kids love Nutella but really didn’t like these. As mentioned, a bit cakey. That said, I thought they were decent.

    1. 5 stars
      To make these same cookies without oats, is it as simple as replacing the 2 cups of oats with flour? Or would it be better to use a different chocolate chip cookie recipe and just fill with Nutella?