Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies are an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe served warm with a pinch of flake salt.

taking a Nutella cookie

Nutella lends a moist quality to the cookies, and makes them chewy, sweet, and salty, with a sprinkle of salt on top. Now if you’re looking for the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, this one is a crowd pleaser, too!

Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Although there are hints of peanut butter flavor that come through, these cookies are for chocolate lovers!

plate of Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

The cookies, made from Nutella and peanut butter, are some of the fudgiest, richest, and most intensely chocolaty cookies I’ve ever had. Based on the ease of this recipe and overall scrumptious taste, this just might be your new favorite cookie recipe.

Nutella Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies – Ingredients:

  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar + white sugar
  • Vanilla
  • Kosher salt
  • Cocoa powder
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Dark chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Nutella is the star

The other night we made some cookies and shared them with our prior neighbors. Cookies are interesting … you either devour them immediately, freeze them (which rarely works, because often they are better frozen). Or, you can take them to a party or share them with your neighbors.

They turned out moist, soft, chewy, and are some of the fudgiest, richest, and most intensely chocolaty cookies I’ve ever had.

The Nutella is the star of the show, with the peanut butter flavor, a little more subtle.

Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Can you substitute Nutella for peanut butter in peanut butter cookies?

I get asked if you can substitute Nutella for peanut butter, or the other way around. The answer is yes! The texture of both is very similar, and both peanut butter and Nutella are so tasty served together too. Together their flavors mingle into the tastiest cookies, or baked goods in general.

Have you ever tried peanut butter and Nutella together in a tortilla hack? (LINK)

baking rack of Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Which is better, Nutella or peanut butter?

Well, it’s pretty well-known that peanut butter is a ‘healthier’ alternative to Nutella. It’s lower in sugar, higher in protein, and often lower in unhealthy fats. Nutella is sweeter, with more sugar and modified palm oil.

How to make Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

  1. Always start with parchment on the cookie sheet. Parchment makes the best, most evenly baked cookies.
  2. Combine peanut butter, Nutella, and butter and heat until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and stir, then add in chocolate chips.
  3. Divide the cookie dough into 12 balls, pressing the center of each cookie in a cross hatch pattern with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle with a pinch of flake salt and bake!
  5. When the cookies are baked, remove from the oven and tap on the counter 2-3 times to eliminate air bubbles. This does make the cookies flatter, but it’s a method that makes “the perfect cookie.”
  6. Slide the parchment onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before enjoying!

fresh baked Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

Speaking of hospitality. Recently my friend sent me a portion of an obituary that really touched my heart. Jane was 80, and it went like this:

She {Jane} was the ultimate hostess and was considerate of everyone. She perfected the art of making people comfortable by being aware of their cultural and personal needs. Quiet dinners around the dining table, family gatherings, and student parties will be remembered by all who entered her home. Jane was kind, caring, thoughtful, and generous in all aspects of her life.

plaid tablecloth with roses

More like Jane.

When I read about the life of Jane, it makes me think there is more. Jane seemed to be full of joy and love, in touch with her surroundings (her concern for “cultural and personal needs”), secure in her gifts. She seemed to be a “people person,” putting herself aside, possibly helping others to get ahead.

Possibly Jane sometimes forgot to slow down and to think of others. But the impression that she left on the world is a person and home filled with generosity and kindness.

Who will you be sharing a fresh batch of cookies with today?

out of the oven Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

More chocolate chip cookie recipes:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are chewy, sweet, and salty!

Ingredients

  • c natural peanut butter, salted
  • c nutella
  • ½ c unsalted butter
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ½ c white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c flour
  • c dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, Nutella, and butter. When the butters have melted together and are smooth, remove from heat and transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix until the sugar is dissolved, then mix the cocoa powder and egg. When combined, then add the flour and mix until almost all of the flour is gone. Add the chocolate chips and stir until just distributed.
  • Divide the cookie dough into 12 balls and place 6 on a large cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart. Use a fork to gently press the balls down in a cross hatch pattern, then sprinkle with a pinch of flake salt. Place on the center rack and bake for 10-12 minutes. Repeat for remaining cookies.
  • When the cookies are baked, remove from the oven and tap on the counter 2-3 times to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Slide the parchment onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before enjoying!
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holding a Peanut Butter Nutella Chocolate Cookie

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