Chocolate- Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Feeling rather down and depressed a few days ago, I found myself wandering into the pantry and opening a rather snugly sealed jar of Nutella. I slid a spoon out of the silverware drawer and dipped it into the jar, coming away with a generous teaspoonful of the creamy chocolate-hazelnut spread. Eating it plain and simply, my spirits began to lift. So I dug in for another spoonful and enjoyed that one too. Down and out no more, I came to the conclusion that Nutella has secret healing powers… and it tastes better than anything you’ll find in your medicine cabinet :)

These cookies will also cheer you up: Chocolate- Nutella Thumbprint Cookies.

They’re a simple chocolate cookie dough (no chill needed)- rolled into balls and imprinted with your thumb.


Once they’re baked, let them cool a bit. Then you can get to work filling the cookies with Nutella- either spooning it in or using a small scoop.


Use the spoon/scoop to wiggle the Nutella into place inside the cookie so it looks all swirly and creamy and yummy.


See, you feel better already… don’t you? Note to self… and to others:  Only utilize Nutella for healing powers every once in a while. I think that’s self-explanatory :)

This recipe can be found here: Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

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29 Responses to “Chocolate- Nutella Thumbprint Cookies”

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 7, 2010 @ 5:09 AM

    I agree! Nutella DOES have special healing powers!

    These cookies look delicious! Can’t wait to make them!

    Have a great time at BlogHer Food!

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    Ms. Pearl — October 7, 2010 @ 5:32 AM

    These look divine–a huge improvement over regular thumbprint cookies filled with jelly (yuck).

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    Michelle — October 7, 2010 @ 5:49 AM

    Mmm. Looks delicious!

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    Faye — October 7, 2010 @ 5:52 AM

    Not Fair! Now I have to wait until after BHF10PP to make these-they would make me way to happy!

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    Eliana — October 7, 2010 @ 6:09 AM

    These would make anyone feel better :)

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    angela m — October 7, 2010 @ 6:09 AM

    Sounds great; what a simple, yet delicious idea!

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    Kitten with a Whisk — October 7, 2010 @ 6:53 AM

    I would love these cookies. What could be better than chocolate and hazelnuts?

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    Janis — October 7, 2010 @ 7:55 AM

    I was dipping into the jar myself last night! These sound fabulous!

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    Courtney F — October 7, 2010 @ 8:25 AM

    My husband loves Nutella. I might need to make these!
    I love the nail polish btw!

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    theurbanpilgrim — October 7, 2010 @ 10:12 AM

    MMMMM!!! These look dangerously yummy!!! One of those things I bake and then bring to work so they don’t linger around my house and get gobbled up by me :o)

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    Robyn — October 7, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

    Oh my word! These are a must-make. Soon!

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    Jenn — October 7, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

    Oh holey moley…I believe these cookies could be responsible for world peace…or cause riots! :)

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    Lauren at KeepItSwee — October 7, 2010 @ 11:46 AM

    i kind of wish i could grab one from my computer screen:-)

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    blackbookkitchendiar — October 7, 2010 @ 1:58 PM

    now you got me craving for some so badly.. these look so amaizing. thank you for sharing.

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    Amanda — October 8, 2010 @ 3:58 AM

    Nutella rocks. No doubt in my mind!

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    Becca — October 8, 2010 @ 5:11 AM

    Not ONLY does Nutella have magical healing powers, it is also the cause of more smiles per day than a giggling baby!

    I have never known Nutella to harden though, so I suspect that these cookies are not very transportable. Am I wrong?

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    Liz @ LBBakes — October 8, 2010 @ 6:18 AM

    So I guess I should go get some Nutella… :)

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    Barbara — October 8, 2010 @ 7:47 AM

    I’ve never been all that Nutella crazy; keeping it on hand for my kids for a quick snack for years but I’ve never bought it just because I wanted it. That changed when I made some brownies from Abby Dodge’s new cookbook and I discovered something…how much I actually liked it. A kids treat no more…these sound easy and indulgent. Perfect!

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    Lori Lange — October 8, 2010 @ 10:47 AM

    @Becca, They do set a little bit… much the same as jam sets when making thumbprint cookies w/ jam- so not totally hardened but more like frosting on a cupcake as it sits on the counter for a while. Stacking them is probably not a good idea.

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    Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) — October 10, 2010 @ 1:05 PM

    Ooh yummy those look wonderful!! I love anything with Nutella

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    Quyen - Kitchen Runw — October 10, 2010 @ 2:54 PM

    I think you’re right…Nutella does have secret healing powers =) How can you not feel better eating one of these! YUM!

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    karen — October 13, 2010 @ 5:55 PM

    since these are small cookies they are probably less calories. I should definitely make these and not feel guilty having more than one!

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    bridget — October 16, 2010 @ 6:55 PM

    *sigh*

    Nutella does have magical powers! ;) You are so right!

    I have a feeling I’ll be making these soon.

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    Sheena — October 16, 2010 @ 7:30 PM

    Nutella straight out of the jar will fix anything. These cookies look amazing! I’ll definitely be baking them soon

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    Sandi — October 20, 2010 @ 5:56 PM

    I love Nutella and can hardly wait to try this recipe. We never knew what it was until my husband began traveling to Germany years ago. He’d get those little packets of the stuff with his meals (yeah, it was a long time ago as meals are almost non-existent on airlines now) and bring them home to the kids. Next it was bringing home a jar or two when he went on a trip and now, thankfully, you can buy it in almost any grocery store!! Thanks for sharing something that will certainly work as a “pick-me-up”. :-)

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    Lori Lange — October 20, 2010 @ 6:48 PM

    @Sandi, You’re welcome!

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    Catarina — October 21, 2010 @ 1:09 AM

    NHAM! NHAM! Looks delicious!
    I love your blog!!!!

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    Rhonda — October 21, 2010 @ 9:09 AM

    Can I get the nutrition information on these? Can a diabetic eat these, how many carbs are in them?

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    Lori Lange — October 22, 2010 @ 9:51 AM

    @Rhonda, No idea on the nutritional information on these- sorry. I would assume carbs are high.