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Chewy Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

An easy, vanilla sugar cookie dough is topped with sinful Nutella to make these Nutella thumbprint cookies. A twist on your classic holiday thumbprint cookie that is sure to please!
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36 Cookies
Calories 90 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter Room Temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Nutella Plus more if needed


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and sugar and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix again until well combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary.
  • Turn the mixer on low speed and carefully add the flour and salt. Mix until well combined on low speed.
  • Turn the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and wrap the dough. Place it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Take the dough out of the refrigerator and pinch of a 1 inch piece of dough. Roll the dough into a ball and place it on a baking sheet. Press your thumb into the center of the cookie to make a well. Repeat this process for the rest of the dough.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies are just slightly golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a wire rack to cool.
  • While the cookies cool, microwave the Nutella in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds and then pour it into a gallon Ziploc bag. Cut off the end of the Ziploc bag and pipe the Nutella into the center of the cookie.


  • Start with ½ cup of Nutella, but if you need more feel free to add more as needed.
  • Refrigerating the dough will prevent it from spreading too much when you bake it.
  • The Nutella will stay a little wet in the center of the cookies.  Try not to stack them, as they will make a mess.  These cookies are perfect to be laid out on a cookie tray.


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 44mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 92IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
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