Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Welcome to my recipe for Nutella oatmeal cookies! If you’re a fan of oatmeal cookies and Nutella, then this recipe is perfect for you. These cookies are soft, chewy, and full of flavor, making them an irresistible dessert for any occasion.

I couldn’t resist adding Nutella to my go-to oatmeal cookie recipe, and the result was pure magic. This cookies recipe is quick and easy to make, with only a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

Whether you’re new to baking or an experienced chef, this Nutella oatmeal cookie recipe is guaranteed to become one of your go-to baking recipes. So read on, bake up a batch, and break out the milk – it’s time to enjoy the world of Nutella day!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies
Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

Friends, have you ever craved a sweet treat that is both comforting and indulgent? Look no further than the Nutella Oatmeal Cookies Recipe. This simple yet satisfying recipe will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.

Picture this: fresh, warm oatmeal cookies, fresh off the oven, infused with the perfect amount of Nutella, hazelnut spread, and cocoa. These cookies boast a classic oatmeal texture and a chocolatey decadence you won’t be able to resist.

These Nutella oatmeal cookies are perfect for sharing with friends and family. The aroma of freshly baked cookies will permeate throughout your home and bring everyone running to the kitchen. I promise that anyone who takes a bite of these cookies will fall in love, whether they’re fans of Nutella or not.

What makes this recipe even better is how easy it is to make. In no time, you’ll have two dozen delicious cookies ready for you to enjoy. You won’t have to worry about fussy techniques, hard-to-find ingredients, or complicated steps. All you need is 2 cups of rolled oats, 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 cup of Nutella hazelnut spread, milk, butter, and more pantry staples that you likely already have at home.

Ready to make these amazing cookies? Trust me when I tell you that once you give this recipe a try, it will become a go-to recipe for any occasion – from bake sales and potlucks to birthday celebrations and everyday snacking. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get baking!

Ingredient List

 The perfect treat for Nutella lovers!
The perfect treat for Nutella lovers!

The Ingredients You Need for these Nutella Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

These delicious Nutella oatmeal cookies require only a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need to bake up a batch of these scrumptious treats:

  • Rolled oats: 2 cups
  • Sugar: 1 cup
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Milk: 1/2 cup
  • Nutella hazelnut spread with cocoa: 3/4 cup
  • All-purpose flour: 1 and 1/4 cups
  • Baking powder: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon

By using old-fashioned rolled oats, these cookies not only end up with a satisfying chewy texture, but they also offer a nutritional boost to an often indulgent treat. The granulated sugar balances out the bitterness of the cocoa powder and adds the perfect sweetness level to these decadent cookies. The unsalted butter provides richness and tenderness, but also allows for better control over salt content. The addition of milk makes the dough more pliable and easier to work with.

The secret ingredient in these cookies is none other than our beloved Nutella hazelnut spread with cocoa. This nutty-chocolatey spread makes these oatmeal cookies irresistibly delicious, melting beautifully into the cookie dough as it bakes. It also contributes to the overall moistness and tenderness of the final product.

To bind everything together, we use some regular all-purpose flour, as well as some baking powder to give volume to the dough. A pinch of salt helps balance out all of the flavors and enhances the nutty flavor from both the rolled oats and hazelnuts. Finally, we add some vanilla extract for extra aroma, flavor, and complexity.

The Recipe How-To

 These cookies are the ultimate indulgence.
These cookies are the ultimate indulgence.

Now, let’s get down to the business of baking these Nutella oatmeal cookies. Follow these simple steps for the perfect cookie experience.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about two minutes on medium-high speed with an electric mixer.
  4. Add the Nutella and beat on medium-high speed for another one minute until it fully incorporates into the mixture.
  5. Add eggs to the mix one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  6. Mix in vanilla extract on low speed.
  7. Gradually add in dry ingredients mixture until it is fully incorporated into the dough.
  8. Fold in any add-ins like chocolate chips or raisins if you want, but honestly, they’re pretty perfect as they are!
  9. Scoop tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough onto your parchment-lined baking sheet.
  10. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  11. Let cool on a wire rack before serving with a cold glass of milk.

I recommend trying this recipe out ASAP! I swear these cookies have some kind of magical powers that will make all your worries disappear after just one bite. Happy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delicious twist on classic oatmeal cookies.
A delicious twist on classic oatmeal cookies.

Greetings, foodies! Are you ready to unleash your creative side with the nutella oatmeal cookies recipe? Here are some ingredient substitutions and variations that will make this recipe even more exciting.

Firstly, if you are looking for a healthy alternative, you can opt for whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour. This substitution will result in denser, nutritious cookies. Alternatively, you can add cranberries, carrots or nuts such as almonds, cashews, or pistachios to give your cookies an earthy taste and a crunchy texture.

For chocolate lovers out there, why not replace the nutella with other chocolate spreads such as peanut butter chocolate spread or dark chocolate spread? These chocolate spreads provide similar richness and satisfaction as nutella but with different flavor notes.

Next up is the sweetener. Instead of using regular granulated sugar, try brown sugar or honey for a natural sweetness. The brown sugar will give the cookies a caramelly taste and contribute to a chewier texture while honey can add a floral touch.

Lastly, if you want to take this recipe up a notch, try creating nutella-stuffed cookies by rolling the dough around a teaspoonful of nutella before baking. Trust me, it’s a game-changer!

So there you have it – lots of room for experimentation and customization! I hope these substitutions and variations inspire you to create new and exciting versions of these nutella oatmeal cookies. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

“Cookies are made of butter and love.” – Norwegian Proverb

After baking a batch of these scrumptious Nutella oatmeal cookies, you are in for a real treat. They are perfect for sharing with the family during picnics, potlucks or simply as a snack any time of the day.

Freshly baked oatmeal cookies are delightful on their own, but adding Nutella to the recipe takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. The heavenly taste of oatmeal and Nutella coming together creates an indulgent experience that’s unmatched.

To enjoy these treats even more, pair them with a cold glass of milk or hot chocolate. The milk perfectly balances the sweetness of the cookies while the chocolate adds another level of richness. These cookies can also be paired with coffee for an indulgent breakfast or brunch.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try pairing these cookies with ice cream. A scoop of vanilla ice cream atop a freshly baked Nutella oatmeal cookie is an epic combination that will satisfy your sweet tooth craving.

Serve up these irresistible sweets alongside other desserts such as chilled fruit salads or tarts for an impressive menu that’s sure to impress your guests.

In conclusion, these Nutella oatmeal cookies are versatile treats that can be enjoyed in many ways. Whether it’s on their own, with milk or coffee, or paired with ice cream or other sweet treats, one bite and you’ll understand why they’re so popular. Go ahead, take a bite of one and indulge yourself in its tempting flavors!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Nutella makes everything better!
Nutella makes everything better!

Great news for cookie lovers, these Nutella oatmeal cookies can be made ahead and stored for later! If you have some extra time, whip up a big batch of cookie dough and keep it in your freezer. This way, you can bake cookies whenever you want without too much fuss.

Storing these cookies is easy too. Keep them in an airtight container or ziplock bag on the counter or in the pantry, and they will stay fresh for up to 1 week. However, if you want to extend their shelf life, you can store them in the fridge. Just make sure they are cooled completely before storing.

To reheat these cookies, microwave them on high for 10-15 seconds or place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 5 minutes. This will make the cookies taste like they’re just out of the oven again.

Pro tip: If you want to enjoy warm, freshly baked Nutella oatmeal cookies anytime, pop them in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350°F (175°C) until heated through. This will give you that hot-out-of-the-oven goodness that is hard to resist!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A warm and gooey bite of heaven.
A warm and gooey bite of heaven.

As a professional chef, I always strive for perfection in every dish that I make. Here are some tips to help you achieve the same level of excellence as you make these Nutella oatmeal cookies:

1. Use old-fashioned rolled oats. Quick oats tend to be fine and won’t give the cookies the texture they need.

2. Do not overbake the cookies. Oatmeal cookies can quickly become hard cookies if they are over-baked, so it’s best to keep an eye on them and take them out once they turn lightly golden brown.

3. Always measure ingredients accurately. In baking recipes, precise measurements matter a lot, so be meticulous with your calculations when measuring ingredients.

4. Chill the cookie dough before baking. This small step is essential for keeping your cookie dough intact and preventing it from spreading too much while baking. To do this, cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it rest in a refrigerator for at least half an hour or up to 24 hours.

5. Experiment with different substitutions and variations. While this recipe is delicious as is, feel free to mix things up by adding peanut butter or chocolate chips to the dough mixture.

6. Store them properly. To keep your cookies fresh and chewy, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for at least three days or freeze them for future snacking enjoyment.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to perfect Nutella oatmeal cookies every time!


Before wrapping up this recipe article, let me address some frequently asked questions about these Nutella Oatmeal Cookies. Some of these questions may be concerning the ingredient list, others may be regarding the technique for baking these cookies, or perhaps you might have a question about the recommended storing method. Whatever it may be, I’m here to answer your curiosities! Let’s dive in.

Should I flatten oatmeal cookies before baking?

To ensure that your cookies bake into perfect rounds, it’s recommended to gently press down on each ball of cookie dough before placing them in the oven. This will allow them to spread out evenly as they bake, resulting in a deliciously uniform texture. Remember to avoid pressing too hard as this can cause the cookies to flatten too much and become overly thin.

What causes oatmeal cookies to be hard?

When it comes to making cookies, overmixing can result in tough and chewy cookies due to the development of gluten in the flour. If an electric mixer isn’t used in the recipe, use a wooden spoon to mix in the dry ingredients. Also, when measuring dry ingredients like flour, avoid scooping it directly from the container as it can become packed and lead to inaccurate measurement.

How do you make oatmeal cookies not flat?

Here’s a useful tip that could save your cookies from becoming too crispy or burnt. Before placing your cookie dough on a baking sheet, make sure to allow it to cool down for a few minutes until it’s warm rather than hot. Afterward, rinse the sheet with room temperature water to remove any remaining heat. Once you’ve dried off the sheet, you can place your cookie dough on it without worrying about it getting overcooked. This nifty trick can work wonders in preventing cookies from becoming overdone.

Why are my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies dry?

Dry and tough cookies can result from a dough that lacks sufficient fat or liquid ingredients like eggs, milk, or water. It is crucial to measure your ingredients accurately and include the right amount of fat or liquid to prevent this. Additionally, an excess of sugar may also contribute to the hardness of cookies.

Bottom Line

Now that you have all the information you need, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and start baking these delightful Nutella Oatmeal Cookies.

The combination of creamy Nutella with chewy oatmeal is truly irresistible, and with the added convenience of being able to make them ahead of time and store for later enjoyment, these cookies are a must-try for any dessert lover.

So why not give this recipe a shot? Follow the step-by-step instructions provided and enjoy the delicious rewards. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover a newfound love for Nutella and oatmeal cookies – join the club!

Remember, as Julia Child once said: “No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.” So let’s get baking, ’cause practice makes perfect!

Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

I have a wonderful relationship with Nutella. It’s manna from heaven. It’s ambrosia straight from the Elysian Fields. It’s delicious in cakes, ice creams, spread on bread and licked off a loved one’s fingers. I found this recipe on a favorite food blog, Bake or Break. It had the magic word it in: Nutella! The minute I read the blog entry I knew I had to try these out. These are amazingly easy-to-make cookies with a powerful Nutella flavor. You would think that with Nutella in the recipe that would be enough, but noooooooooo! There’s also a heavy, heady dose of cocoa in there, so it’s chocolate overload. And what’s so bad about that? I find it very hard to share these cookies, I really have to love you to let you have one out of my stash.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 smallish cookies
Calories 86.2 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon almond liqueur
  • 1/2 cup nutella (like Pralinutta) or 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (like Pralinutta)
  • 3 cups rolled oats (don’t you dare use instant!)


  • In a saucpan, over medium-high heat (don’t go too high), combine the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. A wooden spoon (or one of those new silicon thingies) works best.
  • Reduce the heat and continue boiling (softly bubbling) for 3 minutes.
  • Keep stirring. Don’t stop stirring.
  • Remove from heat and add the almond liqueur. I’ve also used chocolate liqueur.
  • Add the Nutella and mix well with the wooden spoon (or silicon thingy).
  • Add the oats and mix well.
  • Very quickly now, drop by the teaspoonfull onto parchment paper. The original recipe calls for wax paper, but I don’t use that stuff. I don’t even know anyone who uses that stuff.
  • Allow the cookies to set.
  • Share if you dare.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1017gCalories: 86.2kcalCarbohydrates: 13.2gProtein: 1.2gFat: 3.3gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 5.4mgSodium: 16.3mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 9.1g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert
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