Once upon a time, I ate a tasty little cookie filled with Nutella, chocolate, and oats from a charming local bakery. In hopes of finding its recipe, I searched the interwebs far and wide. Tragically, the search turned up empty. And I turned up sad.
Left with no other choice and a sprinkle of fairy dust, the recipe writing began. A crispy chocolate cookie was in order. One that holds it shape. Yes! Dark chocolate, all the better. This cookie better be great. So I started with the lovely Smitten Kitchen’s Oreo recipe.
Added a touch of oats. And a bit more butter and sugar too. Can’t forget the gigantic swirl of Nutella. With a dusting of sea salt, who knew.
A fairytale recipe. Could this be true? There’s only one way to find out. I left the secret below for you.
Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.
Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, oats, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
Cream together butter, Nutella, and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg.
Slowly add in flour mixture until evenly incorporated.
Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Flatten balls with the bottom of a glass, about 2 1/4-inches in diameter. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake 12 up on a sheet leaving 1-inch space between each cookie. Minor spreading will occur.
Bake for 8 minutes. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheet and carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
Allow to cool completely. Spread Nutella between two cookies. Sandwich and serve!
And they lived happily ever after.
• To grind oats, lightly pulse in a food processor for about 30 seconds.
• To learn more about dutch-process vs. cocoa powder, head over to David Lebovitz.
I adore Nutella! I made these cookies right away and they are really delicious! Wonderful blog!
So glad you like them! Thanks for the feedback Jura!
Ugh, flatten with a bottom of a glass? How do you get the dough to stop sticking to said glass? A HUGE disappointment and a giant mess.
All is not lost! Your dough may be a little more wet than usual for some reason (baking is finicky like that).Two things: you can chill your dough before pressing out or sprinkle a bit of flour on top to help with sticking. The dough however, should be on the dry side.
This is the stuff my dreams are made of…looks amazing! 🙂
T hanks for posting, but I’m confused about the baking times. It says bake 12 minutes then it says 8. Can you clarify? Thanks!!
Sorry for any confusion. Bake 12 cookies on a sheet at a time for 8 minutes.
Super cute post! And yum!!!
Yeah, these cookies are amazing AND foolproof! In my ill-fated attempt to make these, I completely forgot to add the egg, had to substitute some of the butter with applesauce (cinnamon too, only kind we had), I only had regular cocoa powder on hand, but they came out perfectly delicious! Thank you.
I made these with peanut butter because I didn’t have any nutella, and they were spectacular. But then, I forgot to smush the last batch before putting them in the oven. They came out in round balls and Oh. My. Gosh. They were so gooey creamy luscious balls of chocolate divinity just like the cookies from Levain Bakery by Central Park but better because they were smaller so I could eat several and still have consumed fewer calories than in one Levain cookie. Thank you for your appetizing pictures that persuaded me to try this recipe in the first place.
Yummiiii! Thanks for share! I can’t wait to try…these look amazing!!
My coworker made these for a “dessert day” that I organized at work. They were delicious! She did not stuff them with the Nutella because she had ran out of time. I’m going to make them for an event this Friday – and I’ll be stuffing them. Can’t wait!
Oh, these sound amazing. Dark choc, seasalt, nutella – inspired! And quick to make, too – with a 2 year old running around I find that everything needs to be super-speedy. Thank you so much for this.
I just made these for the 1st time and they were delicious!!!!!! I”m going to make it a couple of times for the holidays. This may be my new go to recipe. It is very easy to make and doesn’t take much time!
Could you just use other flour for the oats? My Hubby had developed an allergy to oats-ugh! 🙂 If not I’ll be making them for me only…hmmmm, maybe I don’t need to know about the oats. hahaha
The oats don’t do much but add texture to the cookie. You could probably add a teaspoon or two more of flour. Or add oats and keep them to yourself 🙂 I love it!
Lokks like an incredibly wonderful chocolate-heaven!
Not sure why it took me this long to find this recipe. OMG, addictive and I have yet to make them! 😉 Beautiful blog, indeed and I look forward to more! Diane
Holy Yum! These look amazing! I may run to the store for more Nutella and dark chocolate right now!
Has anyone tried freezing this dought? I’m making a triple batch for a party but would like to do as much prep before hand as possible.
Hi, yes. I’ve made this cookie (with a few alterations to suit a professional setting–adjusted amounts to suit weight measurements, added ground hazelnuts, 350 instead of 375 but essentially the same) in large quantities every day for the last month. I always go from frozen for ease, and frankly they seem to turn out nicer and more even than a fresh, cool batch. These especially so.
Hands down the best cookie recipe I have ever made!
Seriously! These look insane! I definitely need to try this recipe.
Will surely try this soon! 😀
Besides making my mouth water…I think
I may have fallen in love with you!! What a great post. Your rhyming skills are divine!
Love the board!!! So natural and rustic! (^^,)
Ooh, I should try this!
I just realize that ALL of my Pinterest pins about food are from your blog. Your photography is so amazing I want to make everything!
Oh man. I think I know where that jar of Nutella I have is going.
I did a version of these on my blog today. They are incredible with a little espresso powder and caramel filling. Like Holy Cow!
Hey Mellisa! This is my first visit to your blog and I am so excited I found you!!! These cookies look delicious, I LOVE nutella and have to try these cookies!
These sound amazing – and your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!
I just finished making these — yummm!! And, I couldn’t help myself, featured you in my post today. Thank you!
OMG These are the best cookies 🙂 I can’t wait to make these! Love anything with Nutella ~
Such an elegant looking cookie, & the addition of sea salt is fantastic! Lovely post!
Do cookies get any better than this? These look so delicious!
You had me at “..Dark Chocolate Nutella…”. These sound so awesome. I love that wood board too!
Amazing! Love that wood board, too.
That’s a beautiful hunk of wood you’ve got there. Gorgeous!
I used to (ahem..) spread nutella even between petit-beurre cookies.. But this is a way better idea 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! Bookmarking these delectable treats 🙂
You really knocked it out of the park with these photos, Melissa! Gorgeous! I don’t know why I’m up so late, but I bet you I dream about double-decker Nutella cookies all night.
Sandwichy cookies are one of my biggest vices. Chocolate sandwich cookies with nutella filling is pretty hard to beat, lady! Nice thinking!
DARN! I wish I didnt give up sweets for Lent. I want some of these cookies!!
this looks highly addictive! I love nutella and dark chocolate. Would definitely give this a go!
These look amazing! I will have to try these soon!
Cute post – I haven’t had Nutella in such a long time, I often forget about it which is so tragic. Very intriguing though – I definitely want to try these. Thanks for sharing!
Brilliant!! And now I want a cookie.
Holy amazing! Looks look incredible:)
Wow, these cookies really DO sound like a fairy tale. I can’t ever turn down anything made with Nutella. As much as I love salty chocolate, I never think of salty Nutella, but lady, you are ON to something. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. I could have kept scrolling and scrolling.
Beautiful and brilliant.
I was in my middle of making my grocery list when the ingredients to this recipe somehow jumped on there! Hate when that happens. Can’t wait to make these! Thanks!
These cookies look wonderful! So delicious! 🙂
At the risk of labeling myself a Valley Girl – I’m going to say this anyway… “OMG, I think I’m in heart”.
Okay there I said it.
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. And gorgeous too.
Ha, I love fairy tales involving cookies and dark chocolate. They look great!
I so adore chocolate! These cookies look divine… What a lovely sweet.
I’m so making these when I get home tonight. And have to find someone to share these with, or else I eat them all by myself.
These are lovely. Nutella makes everything wonderful.
These look incredible Melissa! Nigella sandwiched between Dark Chocolate cookies – Yes please!
P.S. Now you have to tell us where you got the cutting board that’s blowing up your comments section.
Some days I wake up kind of “bleh.” Other days I read recipes, first thing in the morning, that say things like:
1 13-oz. jar of nutella
Those days aren’t so bad.
Um, yum! And is that a tree stump cutting board? *love*.
YU-UM. I live in Italy, where Nutella reigns supreme, but I don’t think anyone’s seen this yet! Thank you so much…can’t wait to try.
So glad you resolved your cookie dilemma… with delicious results. Winning combo. I love me some salt in sweets. And that tree stump platter is just lovely.
These are amazing cookies. I wish I could reach through my screen and grab one or seven.
Yumm… after reading this delectable recipe, I’m craving one (*cough* dozen *cough*) of these cookies right about now.
Oooh, love these!! Gorgeous pictures too!
These are just the perfect cookie.
Yes! (Love this post by the way-super cute!)
Oh my gosh, these look like heaven.