Sugar Cookies topped with Nutella
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Sugar Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

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Sugar Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread: Spreading Nutella® on to this sugar cookie recipe is an easy and delicious treat that your family will LOVE!

Sugar Cookies topped with Nutella

Sugar Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

It never fails. During one of our family get-togethers during the holidays, someone asks,

“Jessica, can you bring a dessert?”

Well this year, I’m volunteering to bring a dessert to our family gatherings, because I can’t WAIT to have them all try these Sugar Cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread.

I’m excited about these for a couple of reasons. One, they’re crazy good. Two, my nephew is allergic to peanut butter (but not to hazelnuts!) and I try very carefully to think of desserts and dishes that won’t put him at risk if he walks up to the dessert table.

He LOVES Nutella® hazelnut chocolate spread, so I can’t wait to include one of his favorites in this recipe!
Not only do I think he’ll love these, but the rest of the family will too!

Best Sugar Cookies for Decorating AND eating!

The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

First, start out with my ever so favorite sugar cookie recipe, to make the base of this recipe. It’s a favorite of mine because it doesn’t have to be chilled, and the flavorful ingredients make this cookie the PERFECT base for this recipe.

Best Sugar Cookies for Decorating AND eating!

Pro Tip: I love using big-white, art paper, to roll my sugar cookies out. It keeps my counter “cleaner,” and I can just roll it up and throw it in the trash when I’m done rolling them out.

Sprinkle a little flour on the paper, that way the cookie dough doesn’t stick!

Nutella on top of sugar cookies is amazing!

Spread Nutella® on Top

Nutella® hazelnut spread has become a household favorite, and we love spreading it on to new things for fun creations!

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A Little Bit Goes a Long Way

Once the cookies are baked and have cooled, it’s time to spread the Nutella® on. Keep in mind that a little bit of Nutella® goes a long way. The flavor of the Nutella® on top of the sugar cookies is heavenly. I’ll have a hard time making sugar cookies any other way from now on. I mean, how much easier can this get?

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Fruit, Nuts, and Pretzels

How cute and fun do these cookies look, topped with strawberries, walnuts and pretzels? Not only cute but the flavor of the toppings combined with the Nutella® is INCREDIBLE. You can top your cookies with fruit, nuts, and pretzels… or with Nutella® alone. Either way, they’re going to be a crowd pleaser at your holiday gathering.

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Sugar Cookies topped with Nutella

Sugar Cookies with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Jessica Burgess
Sugar cookies topped with Nutella and strawberries make the best dessert recipe! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp butter vanilla emulsion Can use regular vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond emulsion Can use regular almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • Nutella® 1 Tbsp. per cookie
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Pretzels


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cream the butter and sugar
  • Add in extract and eggs
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder
  • Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients, until mixed
  • Place dough out on a rolling surface
  • LIGHTLY sprinkle with flour, IF necessary, to reduce sticking (too much flour can make the dough crumbly)
  • Knead dough, and roll out to a 1/4 thickness
  • Cut cookies into desired shapes
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes
  • Once cookies are cooled, spread on about 1 tablespoon of Nutella® on to each cookie.
  • If desired, top cookies with sliced strawberries, nuts, and/or pretzels. Serve.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 70mgPotassium: 63mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 245IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword nutella cookies, nutella dessert recipes
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I’m so excited to be able to bring along a dessert this year to our family holiday gathering, that will make my nephew and other family members smile. I have a feeling I’m going to be asked to bring these every year!

Nutella is delicious on top of sugar cookies!

I’d love to hear what YOU like to spread Nutella® on too!

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