September 15, 2020
Easy Nutella cookies that don’t require any baking or cooking. These cookies are just three ingredients, all the ingredients are mixed in one bowl and they take only a few minutes to make.
I have been loving no bake cookie recipes lately. I love how easy they are, plus I don’t have to turn on the oven. It’s been a while since I created a Nutella flavored recipe. So I’m happy to be sharing a new one today. If you love Nutella as much as I do, be sure to check out my full Nutella recipe collection.
- Coconut or Almond Flour (may work with other flour alternatives)
This recipe is just 3 ingredients and one of the ingredients is water!
I recommend using a fresh jar of Nutella or one that has been opened recently. You want the spread to be still very creamy. If you’re working with an older jar of Nutella and it’s gotten a little dry, I recommend putting the Nutella into a microwave-safe bowl and heating it for 15-20 seconds to soften it.
Coconut Flour/Almond Flour
I tested this recipe with coconut flour and with almond flour. The flour substitute is there to give the cookies some structure and it needs to be a flour substitute that can be eaten raw. I think other flour alternatives may work like oat flour, but I haven’t tested it.
The coconut flour version produces a firmer cookie. You don’t taste the coconut flour because it absorbs the Nutella spread. The photos in this post are the coconut version.
The almond flour version of the cookie is a little more soft and you will see specks of almond flour in the final cookie. The cookies taste nuttier because of the almond flour.
I liked both but prefer the almond flour version a little more.
Believe it or not, water is actually the key to this recipe working. Adding water will cause the chocolate in the spread to seize a little which is what firms up the cookie dough. You need to be careful to wait until the end to add the water, otherwise your dough will be too thick and dry to mix anything in.
Since the cookies are just 3 ingredients, they are a little plain. Here are some ways you can enhance their appearance and taste.
- Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top. This adds a little bit of crunchy texture and balances the sweetness of the Nutella.
- Add unsweetened cocoa powder to the cookie dough. This will cut some of the sweetness from the cookies and the cookies will also have a richer chocolate flavor.
- Add some chopped chocolate on top. This will make the cookies sweeter and provide some crunchy texture.
More Easy Nutella Recipes
- 3 Ingredient Nutella Brownies
- 4 Ingredient Chewy Nutella Cookies
- 3 Ingredient Flourless Nutella Mug Cake
- 1/2 cup Nutella
- 2 tbsp coconut flour or 6 tbsp superfine almond flour
- 2 tsp water or 1 tbsp water for almond flour version
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, add Nutella and flour. Do not add water yet. Mix and stir until flour is completely incorporated into the Nutella.
Add in the water. Stir until the water is completely absorbed and the spread becomes very thick. At first the mixture will look very wet but once the water is fully incorporated, the dough will become dry and thick.
Scoop out 1 tbsp of dough. Roll between your palms to form a ball and place onto prepared baking sheet. Press down with your palm to flatten into a disk. This is the final shape of your cookie so you can shape or spread as much or little as you like to get the appearance you want. Repeat with remaining dough.
Place cookies into fridge to set, about 15-30 minutes. Cookies can be eaten straight out of the fridge or you can let them soften a few minutes at room temperature.
- Do not add the water until after you have fully mixed together the flour and Nutella. If you add the water in at the beginning, your dough will be too thick and you won’t be able to mix. I explain in more detail what the water does near the beginning of the post.
- These cookies are quite sweet so I made them a little smaller than an average cookie. You can make them smaller or bigger if you would like.
- I explain in more detail the differences between the coconut version and almond flour version in the body of the post. I prefer the almond flour version because it’s a little softer and nuttier.
- If you want to make the cookies less sweet, you can add 1-2 tbsp of cocoa powder to the cookie dough. Mix it with the Nutella first and then mix in your flour.
- I sprinkled coarse sea salt on top, but that is completely optional. You can also add chopped chocolate.
- Estimated nutrition information is for the coconut flour version.
Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 9g
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
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