Nutella Marshmallow Cookies

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Can you believe it’s September already? I can’t believe summer is almost over and it’s time to go back to school. Do you have any favorite back to school recipes? I need to start planning ahead for easy and healthy lunches and snacks (I teach preschool in the morning and work in an office in the afternoon).

Along that theme, this is possibly the simplest and most straightforward cookie recipe I’ve ever seen – great for a busy day. Mix the 4 ingredients together, roll dough into balls, and you’ve got cookies less in 20 minutes. Of course, I made it more complicated and added 2 more ingredients: marshmallows and chocolate chips. The cookies would be great without those additions too, but it’s kind of fun to have a marshmallow in the middle.

They’re pretty heavy and substantial cookies, with a strong Nutella flavor and soft texture. The base recipe seems pretty versatile and I think you could add lots of different ingredients and have a fabulous cookie. What would you add to the Nutella cookies? Or do you think a Nutella flavored cookie should just be left as it is?


Nutella Cookies

  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 cup marshmallows (optional)
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Stir together Nutella, flour, sugar and egg until thoroughly combined. Mix in chocolate chips if using.

Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Push marshmallows into the middle of each cookie and press down firmly with your palm to flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until set.

25 Comments on Nutella Marshmallow Cookies

  1. Lauren
    September 1, 2011 at 1:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations on the award nomination! These cookies look divine… may need to have a kitchen adventure of my own and make them!

    • Stephanie
      September 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm (11 years ago)

      @Lauren – thanks! You should try them, they’re so easy to make and delicious to boot!

  2. Tina@flourtrader
    September 1, 2011 at 3:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Congrats on the nomination! Great cookie for such little ingredients, they look delicious. Great post.
    Tina@flourtrader recently posted Showstopper Cookies

  3. Ann
    September 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm (11 years ago)

    Congratulations on the nomination…well deserved! The cookies look delicious! Holy cow….nutella and marshmallow? Seriously good!
    Ann recently posted Bourbon Chicken….GRILLED

  4. Sheila
    September 2, 2011 at 2:42 am (11 years ago)

    This is perfect for a weekend baking session with my sister! I love Nutella. The only thing I’ll add on this recipe are nuts for a crunchy texture.
    Sheila recently posted CNA Training

  5. Elyse @The Cultural Dish
    September 2, 2011 at 5:33 am (11 years ago)

    These are awesome! I love that it is like a thumbprint cookie with the marshmallow and chocolate chips! So delicious…mmmm…. And congrats on the nomination! Well deserved!
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish recently posted My French Themed Birthday!

  6. RavieNomNoms
    September 2, 2011 at 6:39 am (11 years ago)

    How wonderful! This is fantastic. Really love Nutella and in a cookie I am sure they are divine!
    RavieNomNoms recently posted Baked Egg in a Tomato Boat

  7. The Food Hunter
    September 2, 2011 at 1:44 pm (11 years ago)

    I wouldn’t add anything…they sound perfect.

  8. Karen
    September 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm (11 years ago)

    These cookies are really good and easy to make. The peanut butter and chocolate ones are next on my to-do list. I have to say, my all time favorite are oatmeal with dark chocolate chips.

  9. Marlene
    September 8, 2011 at 7:53 am (11 years ago)

    We are at September ! Damn it holidays run out fast! I will need lots of cookies not to cope with the “back to normal crap life depression” 🙁
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  10. Cat
    September 9, 2011 at 6:04 am (11 years ago)


    Can I just ask what type of flour? Self raising or plain?

    Many thanks, these look EPIC btw 🙂

    • Stephanie
      September 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm (11 years ago)

      @Cat – plain all-purpose flour.

  11. Steven
    November 13, 2011 at 4:57 pm (11 years ago)


    I have a friend who loves Nutella and I plan on making these for her birthday this week! I was wondering how many cookies this recipe makes- I want to plan accordingly because I know everyone at school will want one! Thanks for for the awesome recipe!

    Thanks in advance!

    • Stephanie
      November 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm (11 years ago)

      @Steven – oops, I forgot to include the amount! I remember the recipe doesn’t make a ton, probably 10-12 cookies.

  12. Lisa
    November 17, 2011 at 6:13 am (11 years ago)

    Hello! These look so delicious! I love to bake and want to make these..but I was wondering, in the recipe it says to add the marshmallows and chocolate chips and mix them in. So I mix in some marshmallows in the batter too and also press some in the middle after I smash it down with my palm?

    Also, I’m going to make the Self frosting Pumpkin Nutella cupcakes for Thanksgiving next week! I can’t wait!

    • Stephanie
      November 17, 2011 at 9:16 am (11 years ago)

      @Lisa – I’ll edit this to make it more clear. I would skip the mixing them in part and just push marshmallows into the middle of each cookie.

  13. Ashley
    December 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi. I just made these and they are very brittle. I didn’t add the extra chocolate chips but did push the marshmallow in the center. I can tell they have potential to be good, but they are dry and crumble easily. What can I add? More Nutella, butter…?

    • asaf
      July 15, 2016 at 10:44 am (6 years ago)

      Hi. I also just made these and they were very dry but i added a little bit of milk and it made the mixture come together much more easily.

  14. Denise
    November 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies are fantastic and so easy to make! My kids went nuts over them. I doubled the recipe, used a rice-based GF flour blend in place of wheat flour, and coconut sugar in place of white sugar. I added a splash of milk, per a suggestion in comments. And I also included some mini chocolate chips. They are even better on day two. Thanks for the recipe.


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