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Nutella Lava Cookies

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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!

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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Nutella Lava Cookies Recipe

4.67 from 36 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
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 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, the vanilla extract 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 at its most gooey.
  • These can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

Take care not to over-mix as you want this cookie to be gooey.
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granmamom
granmamom
3 years 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

Cindy
Cindy
3 years 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 🙂

Elise
Elise
1 day ago

Hi Gemma, I just had a question about your recipe. With the dry ingredients do you use baking powder or baking soda? I do know from you cookie recipes that you say not to use baking powder for it gives no cracks at the top of the cookie so I am unsure if that will affect the cookie in any way.

Last edited 1 day ago by Elise
nancy pavlisko
nancy pavlisko
9 months ago

Is it possible to make and freeze these?

deborah schieve
deborah schieve
1 year ago

the vanilla is left out of this written recipe. I used 1 tsp.

zoe
zoe
1 year ago

hey gemma, can i use ganache instead of nutella??

Mila
Mila
1 year ago

Hi Gemma I have 2 questions, Can these be frozen and baked later? Bake from frozen or defrost first? I have made them alot they are delish!

Srishti Agarwal
Srishti Agarwal
2 years ago

Hi Gemma! I was planning to make this next weekend. I checked your egg substitutes chart. Does Flax seeds + Water work as a good substitute for egg in this recipe please guide.

Preitha
Preitha
2 years ago

Hi Gemma,
If I want the cookie to have a pale color with the dark nutella inside, can I substitute the cocoa powder for the same quantity of flour? & can I add chopped nuts to my cookie dough?

Thanks

Baking Enthusiast
Baking Enthusiast
2 years ago

Hi Gemma,

I am wondering if I can substitute the nutella for white chocolate ganache? Will it still oozes like the nutella? Can I change the cookie flavor to plain/vanilla instead of chocolate? If I omit the cocoa powder, should I add more flour?
Thanks!

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.

 

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