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Nutella Lava Cookies

4.56 from 18 votes
Nutella Lava Cookies - what can be more heavenly? My oh-so-easy recipe will teach you to make perfect chocolate cookies with a rich, molten nutella center.
Nutella Lava Cookies - We have all heard of lava cakes but have you heard of Lava Cookies?

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Hi Bold Bakers,

Guys, this cookie recipe is one for the books! My Nutella Lava Cookies take the double chocolate punch of a brownie cookie (or “brookie”) and the gooey molten middle of a lava cake and combine them into one. Now you don’t have to choose between getting that Nutella fix or chocolate chip cookie hit because you can have them at the same time. In other words, dreams do come true!

I’m sure you’re all familiar with the idea of a stuffed cookie but I bet you think it’s hard to make or that it requires special ingredients to achieve that ooey-gooey texture. Well I’m here to show you that it’s just one extra step and it is beyond worth it. These cookies start like any other double chocolate cookie and are not far off from my Best Ever Chocolate Cookies. The cookie itself is dense and brownie-like but in big and bold fashion it gets better from here.

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After I mix up the chocolate cookie base, I spoon a generous amount of creamy Nutella into the center of each cookie. I cover up the Nutella with another layer of chocolate cookie to make sure it’s hidden in the center. After baking for only 12 minutes, these Nutella Lava Cookies are crisp on the outside and have a killer liquid-Nutella inside. There is really nothing more satisfying than sinking your teeth into one of these babies to reveal warm molten Nutella. You’re going to love them!

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For more recipes starring Nutella, check out my Homemade Nutella and 3 Ingredient Nutella Truffles 

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Nutella Lava Cookies Recipe

4.56 from 18 votes
Nutella Lava Cookies - what can be more heavenly? My oh-so-easy recipe will teach you to make perfect chocolate cookies with a rich, molten nutella center.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Nutella Lava Cookies - what can be more heavenly? My oh-so-easy recipe will teach you to make perfect chocolate cookies with a rich, molten nutella center.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/250g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup (10oz/300g) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs , at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (2oz/60g) cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups (111/2oz340g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/120g) Nutella

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350oF (180oC) and line a baking trey with parchment paper.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs and beat until well-incorporated.
  • Next add in all of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and flatten in the palm of your hand. Place on the baking tray and spoon 2-3 teaspoons of Nutella into the center (careful not to over fill).
  • Scoop an additional tablespoon of dough and gently press into a circle. Place this over the first layer of cookie and Nutella ensuring the Nutella is fully covered and the top and bottom layer of the cookie are pressed together, sealing it closed.
  • Repeat until all of the cookie dough is used.
  • Bake for roughly 12 minutes and allow to cool or 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • These are best enjoyed day-of as that is when the center is most gooey.
  • These can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Take care not to overtake as you want this cookie to be gooey.

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Janette waugh
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Janette waugh
4 months ago

Hi gemma could I leave out the cocoa powder and put an apple sauce for the filling would this work ? What would i put in place I of the cocoa powder ? Thank you

granmamom
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granmamom
4 months ago

Hi Gemma, I just love everything you make! Your stuffed Natella cookies are the bomb! Could you create more stuffed cookies. I know I could use this recipe as a base but I would love to see more that you create. Thanks, Lily

Jessica
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Jessica
7 months ago

I made these Gemma! It was so delicious and my friends love them! Thanks for teaching me how to bake!!! ☺️

Cindy
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Cindy
7 months ago

Hi, Gemma! I was going to make this recipe today, but too bad I only have dutch-processed cocoa powder. I can’t go anywhere today, so can I use that instead? Thank you 🙂

rachael wills
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rachael wills
8 months ago

can you make this gluten free ? as i can’t eat anything with gluten in it

Emily
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Emily
8 months ago

Hi Gemma I don’t have cocoa powder and my mom won’t take me to the store do you have any substitution

Please help me ☺????

jyothi
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jyothi
9 months ago

Can we sustitute oil in place of butter for this recipi?

Prateek
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Prateek
11 months ago

Hi Gemma, I’ve read that in cookies, milk and eggs could be used alternatively, can I substitute eggs with milk in this recipe?

hala
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1 year ago

hi,
why y don’t put baking soda in this recipe and what does baking soda in a recipe

Alicia
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Alicia
1 year ago

Would it make the cookies better if I fridged them for a while before baking? Thanks!

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