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Nutella Lava Cookies Recipe
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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  1. Preheat your oven to 350oF (180oC) and line a baking trey with parchment paper.
  2. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs and beat until well-incorporated.
  4. Next add in all of the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. Repeat until all of the cookie dough is used.
  8. Bake for roughly 12 minutes and allow to cool or 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  9. These are best enjoyed day-of as that is when the center is most gooey.
  10. 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.