We love simple, yummy, and quick snacks to make with the kids. They love to help me make snacks that we can all enjoy right after. This Nutella Thumbprint Cookies recipe is the perfect one! Take a look at how simple they are to make and you will just know how delicious they will be, just by looking at the ingredients list!
If you’re looking for a holiday cookie recipe that everyone will love, look no further than this. It’s loaded with flavor, and perfection in every single bite. I’m literally obsessed with these cookies and we make them all the time.
The good news about these Nutella cookies is that they’re crazy simple to make, too. If you’re a fan of awesome recipes, I think that you’ll be bumping this up on your list!
Be sure to check out my Peanut Butter and Jelly Thumbprint Cookies as well for even more sweet and delicious treats.
Nutella Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
Don’t you just love the holidays, it’s the perfect time to try out a new Christmas cookie recipe. Cookies make great gifts or they are best enjoyed when you share them with friends and family.
I love making these for the holidays and I’m not sure if that thumbprint just adds a touch of love to it to make it a wonderful gift.
Rolling the cookies in hazelnut adds that extra special touch of crunch and kick it up a notch from your regular thumbprint cookies although you can’t go wrong with either.
This is the perfect chocolate flavor without having to melt any chocolate, who doesn’t love Nutella?
Nutella Thumbprint Cookies Recipe Ingredients
You’ll see that the simple ingredients listed below are all you need to get started. Gather them up and get ready!
Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, 26.5 Ounce (Pack of 1)AZNUT Roasted Hazelnuts Natural, Unsalted, Dry Roasted, 16 oz (1 Pack)Watkins All Natural Original Gourmet Baking Vanilla, with Pure Vanilla Extract
The sugar and butter are creamed together and you’ll need to separate the egg. The egg white is reserved for coating the cookie in it so that you can roll it in the hazelnuts.
You then bake the cookies for a short time, then press into it with your thumb to create a well.
Hence, why they’re called thumbprint cookies.
Then you add the filling and bake again.
Recommended Cookie Serving Trays
Having a party? Try one of these amazing serving platters to highlight all of your holiday treats. You can use them for cookies, cupcakes, or whatever treats you create. Perfect for parties and entertaining during the holidays or birthday parties.
I also like to use serving trays at home for just us to use as well. It’s a fun way to make fancy treats with little effort at all. The kids like to use the serving trays as well and it gets them involved in the process.
If you have a tiered serving tray, you can add other items like more cookies, fruit, and even some special holiday treats. This can be a job that you give to the kids so that they’re helping out.
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But really, who needs a party to just enjoy some cookies. These mouth watering cookies always get eaten up with no left overs.
Tips for Making Thumbprint Cookies
Even though this simple cookie recipe is pretty easy to do, there are a few tips that I’ve learned along the way that I want to share with all of you.
Make sure to take your time and measure out the ingredients. I use this as a time to teach the kids the importance of reading directions and helping.
When you make the indention in the middle of the cookie, you can use the back of the spoon for each one. This will keep the thumbprints uniform and the same, making it easy for you, too.
Adding in the Nutella is the fun part and so simple to do! Just keep in mind that this cookie recipe also gives you the option to change out the middle, too. Adding in jams or even peanut butter or chocolate are all tasty and simple options.
We don’t waste cookies and we can’t keep our hands off of these. If you’re lucky enough to have any leftovers, just store them in an airtight container for later. Make sure that you let them cool down completely before storing them or the heat will steam them and make them soft and soggy.
You don’t have to keep them in the fridge but you can if you want. I tend to have them sitting out on the counter so that I can easily open the lid of the storage container and grab one as I’m walking by. Easy peasy and yummy!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.
In a large bowl, place the butter and sugar.
Separate the egg yolk and white, reserving the egg white in a small bowl and adding the egg yolk to the bowl with the sugar and butter. Mix well.
Add in the vanilla, flour, and salt.
Shape the dough into tablespoon-sized balls.
Roll in egg white, then hazelnuts.
Place on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 5 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven. Using your thumb, press down in the center to indent each cookie. Put about 1/2 teaspoon of Nutella in each thumbprint.
Bake for another 8 minutes until the cookie dough appears golden.
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More Holiday Cookies
If you’re a fan of making even more holiday treats and sweets, you’re not going to want to waste any time! Below are some of our other favorite recipes to whip up during the holiday months. Not only are they all super easy to make but they’re super delicious, too!
I think that you should make them all and find out which ones you like the best. Have your own cookie taste test at home!