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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, fall baking, fall cookie week, nutella
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Classic thumbprint cookies get an upgrade thanks to a generous scope of Nutella. These Nutella Thumbprint Cookies are an easy and crowd-pleasing recipes!


  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg whites - lightly beaten
  • 1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup Nutella


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth (3-5 minutes). Scrape the bowl when needed. Then beat in the egg yolks, vanilla, and salt. Finally, beat in the flour until just combined. Cover and chill for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set to the side.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch round balls. Roll the balls in the egg whites and then in the chopped hazelnuts. Place the balls 1 inch apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Then press your thumb into the center of each ball.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. If the center puffs during baking, repress it with a spoon. Cool the cookies on a wire rack. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave the Nutella for about 20 seconds. Fill the center of your cookies with the Nutella. Pack and store them in an air-tight container.

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