Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies


I passed my dissertation defense!!! I am Dr. Stephanie!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOO!!! It’s been such a stressful last couple of months. Defending a dissertation is no joke and is both mentally and physically draining. I don’t with it upon my greatest enemy. Ok, I don’t really have a greatest enemy, but if I did, My brain is fried and I am sleep deprived (hey, that rhymed!) and I am dreaming of a long and lazy vacation that really just involves sleep and tv. That’s really all that I want right now. I also really want to eat a bunch of cookies that a full of chocolate.

So let’s celebrate with some fattening and delicious cookies! I took my usual chocolate chip cookie recipe and made some adjustments to make these nice and chocolatey cookies. My favorite thing about these cookies is Nutella. Nutella makes everything in this world better, don’t you think?

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Yield: about 20 cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Rich chocolate cookies made with creamy Nutella and chocolate chips!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Mix in the egg, chocolate hazelnut spread, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Slowly beat in the dry mixture in with the wet mixture until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. On a lined baking sheet, spoon out dough, in about 1 heaping tablespoon, onto the pan, leaving about 2 inches in between each cookie. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies



  1. I can never collect enough chocolate cookie recipes…and these will be at the top of my MUST MAKE list :)

  2. CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Stephanie!! Excellent way to celebrate too :)

  3. Congratulations! This looks like the perfect way to celebrate :) I am dying for a plateful of these cookies!

  4. Congratulations!!!!!! That’s so incredible!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! And I love that you used Nutella in these cookies – that automatically makes them a must-try!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS DR. STEPHANIE!!! That’s wonderful, I’m so happy for you, go-on celebrate with those cookies and coktails too, of course ;)

  7. CONGRATS! My friends passed her dissertation defense today too! Hopefully that’ll be me in one more year.

  8. Congrats congrats congrats my friend :D
    You deserve to eat these cookies Indy the boatload! Yum :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. CONGRATS Stephanie!! That is such amazing news. SO happy for you!

  10. Congratulations, Dr. Stephanie! That is a huge achievement! The cookies look fantastic too, but I’m mostly just excited for your being done.

  11. Two congratulations are in order. One for the dissertation and another for the cookies. Go Dr. Stephanie! That is super cool!

  12. oh my gosh, congratulations DOCTOR Stephanie!!! now every time you make delicious food, i can say “it’s what the doctor ordered” right, right?! ;)

  13. Hooray!!!! Congrats!! I remember how huge it was for my husband. And the cookies are a perfect way to celebrate; I’m thinking of trying with chocolate peanut butter. :)

  14. Congratulations! I am so happy for you!!

    The cookies look delicious!! Have a great weekend!!

  15. Dr. Stephanie…… CONGRATULATIONS!! Wow… I am so proud of you and I bet your hubby and family are over the moon proud of you too. Well done!!!!! My gosh… how does it feel to finally be over that last hurdle after all these years of studying? It must be amazing. :) Congratulations again my friend. :)

    These cookies are a perfect way to celebrate. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you walk on cloud 9 for days. :)

  16. mmm, chocolate hazelnut – a match made in cookie heaven!

  17. Congratulations!!!

    What a delicious way to celebrate! I just made cookies almost identical to these and they were so, so, so good! I used Nutella and Ghirardheli dark chocolate chips, yum!

  18. CONGRATULATIONS Dr.Stephanie !! it’s such a great news,,,,perfect way to celebrate with delicious cookies YUM,,,once again CONRATS :)

  19. Congratulations! That is awesome!!

  20. Congratulations Dr.!!!! All your hard work has finally paid off! You should feel so proud! And these beautiful, sweet, chocolatey, chewy cookies are the perfect reward! : )

  21. Congrats, Dr. Stephanie! These cookies look so good. I love all the chocolate in there :)

  22. Congrats, Dr. Steph! And these cookies look like the perfect way to celebrate!

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