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3-ingredient Nutella cookies are your new shortcut to chocolate bliss

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Chocolate-hazelnut cookies so easy it's silly — deliciously silly, that is

Three-ingredient cookies have been buzzing around Pinterest lately, and hands down, these are some of the best. The fact that you can actually make a real, delicious cookie out of three ingredients is sheer genius, and the chocolate-hazelnut goodness of Nutella makes it almost criminal.

I whipped up a batch of these cookies over the weekend, and my husband ate them all within two days. They are that good.

Chocolate-hazelnut cookies so easy it's silly — deliciously silly, that is
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3-ingredient Nutella cookie recipe

Adapted from A Busy Nest

Yields 20


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg

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  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat liner.
  2. To the bowl of an electric mixer, add all the ingredients, and mix until well combined.
  3. The mixture will be thick but should be moist enough to roll into balls the size of 2 tablespoons.
  4. Add the balls to the baking sheet, and flatten them slightly with your fingertips or the bottom of a glass.
  5. Bake for about 7 minutes, until they are cooked around the edges and still slightly soft in the middle. Let the cookies sit on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and then cool on a baking rack.
  6. Continue until all the cookies have been made.

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Note: You can also roll your cookie balls into some sugar to give them a little sparkle. For best results use Nutella from a freshly-opened can, not older, dried-out Nutella.

Before you go, check out our slideshow below:

Chocolate-hazelnut cookies so easy it's silly — deliciously silly, that is
Image: Baking Queen

Originally published Sept. 2014. Updated June 2016.

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