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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

by Cook | Taste | Live on October 7, 2014, 9 comments

Nutella Thumbprint Cookies. One more cookie recipe on the blog. This time we are talking about a shortbread cookie filled with nutella and covered with hazelnut. And then a little extra chocolate.. just for decoration. Is it too much? Ok, ok.. but you are not gonna eat the whole batch at once, right? Even though I have to warn you; these are addictive!

Thumbprint Nutella Cookies

This was the first time I tried to make thumbprint cookies. But not the last one.. for sure! I was surprised that these are so easy to make. You just need to form a small ball and press it lightly until your thumbprint appears on the dough. And then comes the best part.. the filling. Jam, melted chocolate, Nutella? I will definitely try these cookies with every possible filling.

Thumbprint Nutella Cookies

But I am telling you, I am sure the Nutella filling is just the best one (at least until I try the jam filling). Imagine a crispy cookie base filled with soft and gooey Nutella. Pure bliss!

Thumbprint Nutella Cookies

Now that the weather is getting cooler there is nothing better than this irresistible Nutella Thumbprint cookie and a steamy mug of coffee or tea. If you like Nutella, then you should give this recipe a try.I am sure you’ll love it.

Thumbprint Nutella Cookies


Nutella Thumbprint Cookies


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Nutella Thumbprint Cookies
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Serves: 28-30 cookies
A simple shortbread cookie filled with soft and gooey Nutella and covered with hazelnut!
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 130g granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 260g all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp ground hazelnut
  • 160g Nutella
  • 80 g chopped hazelnut (to cover)
  • 50g melted bittersweet chocolate for drizzling
  1. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter for 1-2 minutes until creamy. Add the sugar and the vanilla extract and mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes), scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as necessary.
  2. Turn the mixer off and pour the flour and 2tbsp of ground hazelnuts into the wet ingredients. Using a spatula (or the mixer in low speed) mix everything together until well combined and a soft dough is formed.
  3. Form the dough into a ball and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 175° C (350°F).
  5. Using your hands, roll the dough into 28 or so round balls. (1 Tablespoon of dough per ball) and place them onto two parchment paper-lined baking sheets (about 2.5 cm apart). Using your thumb or finger press down the center of each ball to make a small hole.
  6. Bake the thumbprint cookies for 14-15 minutes, or until very lightly browned on the edges. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  7. When the cookies have cooled completely fill the center of the cookies with Nutella (you can use either a teaspoon or a piping bag) and then dip each cookie into the chopped hazelnuts.
  8. Drizzle melted chocolate over the cookies.


Recipe adapted from All recipes


9 thoughts on “Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Να ξέρεις πάντως, εμάς δε μας πειράζει να βλέπουμε κι άλλες συνταγές για μπισκότα!!! Ίσα-ίσα! Κι άλλες, κι άλλες, όσες θες! Ειδικά αν η συνταγή συμπεριλαμβάνει nutella, και ειδικά αν συνοδεύονται από τόσο λαχταριστές φωτογραφίες!

    • Μην ανησυχείς καθόλου, σίγουρα θα έρθουν και άλλες! :)

  2. Εδώ είμαστε!
    Μπισκότα και nutella είδα, οπότε είμαι απόλυτα στο στοιχείο μου!
    Πραγματικά τι μπορώ να πω για τα μπισκοτάκια σου Εύη μου;;; Δείχνουν φανταστικά και είμαι απολύτως βέβαιη ότι είναι κιόλας!
    Όντως τα thumbprints είναι πιο εύκολα σε παρασκευή από ότι τα έχουμε στο μυαλό μας!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

    • Είναι πράγματι πολύ νόστιμα και εξίσου εύκολα! Χαίρομαι που σου άρεσαν!

  3. Στη Γερμανία κάποιοι τα ονομάζουν και “μάτια αγγέλου”, εκτός από αυτό το λίγο ανατριχιαστικό όνομα έχουν και ακόμα ένα το οποίο δεν θυμάμαι.
    Και σε ποιόν δεν αρέσει η νουτέλα; Υπέροχα φουντουκο/σοκολατένια, ιδανικά μαζί με τον καφέ αυτά τα μουντά απογεύματα !

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