Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lately I have been having major cravings for peanut butter and Nutella. I have usually been able to curb my craving by dipping a few apple slices into peanut butter and then some Nutella. Well that all went out the window when I saw a recipe for Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies on Pinterest. (Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest? If we don’t follow each other we definitely should. I am finding all sorts of goodies to make and eat. 🙂 )

These cookies are fabulous! At the last-minute I threw in some chocolate chips just for an extra dose of deliciousness. It was a great idea! The melty chocolate chips combined with creamy peanut butter and rich Nutella is just out of this world! As I read the comments from the original recipe I saw that a few people complained that the cookies spread a bit too much while baking and came out flat. To help with the spreading I decided to chill the dough in the fridge a few hours (actually overnight) and that did the trick. These were anything but flat! Thick and chewy peanut butter cookies with crisp edges, tons of chocolate chips and swirls of Nutella. Seriously, does it get any better than that? 😉 Happy weekend everyone!

Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Prep Time: 3 hours and 15 minutes (includes chilling time)

Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 ⅓ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Nutella
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add egg, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture, beat to combine. Add chocolate chips and mix until incorporated. Shape into a 12 inch square on top of a large sheet of plastic wrap. Drop Nutella in 8 dollops all over the dough. Using a butter knife, swirl the Nutella into the cookie dough. Be careful not to swirl too much, you want to see the swirls. Wrap tightly in the plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough into a 1½-inch ball between your palms and then place it on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls about 2 inches apart (you should be able to fit 12 cookies on each sheet). Using your palm, gently flatten the dough balls until they are about ¾ inch thick.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheets for 2 minutes before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Source: Adapted From The Sisters Cafe

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28 Responses to “Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Chocolate Chip Cookies”

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    Teresa's Thoughts for Today — August 24, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    OK, I’m going to follow you on Pinterest, because I pin a lot of your recipes any way!
    I LOVE Nutella and PB too, can’t wait to try these.

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — August 24, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Seriously, peanut butter AND Nutella? Why not just add Biscoff spread while you’re at is and I might just die. Awesome cookies!

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    Fayeyvonne — August 24, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    Yummy combination! We’re on the same wavelength…I just made Peanut Butter Banana Nutella Bars.

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    Regina — August 24, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Hi Christina, these look awesome, But-I need a bigger glass of that milk…

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    Payje Bier (@lifeallover) — August 24, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Ohhh soo yummy! We always have a surplus of Nutella and peanutbutter at our house because I’m pretty sure my boyfriend is literally addicted to them, so it will be nice to have something new to do with it!

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    ashley — August 24, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    oh man….two of my favorite things…Nutella and peanut butter! Pinterest is the best!

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    kat — August 24, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    You always manage to come up with the most yummy cookie creations!

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    overtimecook — August 24, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    These cookies look fabulous! I need to try this amazing combination!

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    ChgoJohn — August 24, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    Nutella, peanut butter AND chocolate chips? Christina, you’re killing me here!

  10. #
    Medeja — August 25, 2012 @ 2:24 am

    Peanut butter and Nutella together sounds so interesting and so delicious!

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    Sally — August 25, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    I CANNOT get enough of that Nutella swirl, Christina! PB & Nutella are a match made in heaven. So glad you made cookies with it because cookies are my weakness. 😉

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    Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen — August 25, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    Lovely cookies.. now I have a vehicle for my nutella.. no more spoon washing, lol! I think these are perfect for a quick snack!

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    Cheryl and Adam — August 25, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Anything with Nutella wil find it’s way onto the menu sooner oro later and these look like sooner. Great combo Nutella and Peanut butter.

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    The Teenage Taste — August 25, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Two of my favorite addictions in one cookie? I have a feeling that, if I made them, I would eat the whole batch… mwahahaha! 😀

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots) — August 25, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    Those look scrumptious! I’m allergic to chocolate, so I’m thinking Biscoff, my new obsession, would make a great substitute for the Nutella.

  16. #
    Christina — August 25, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Umm, these sound divine! Yum!

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    jen laceda — August 25, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

    Now, that’s what I call a cookie! A scrumptious, delightful cookie! I wanna be a cookie monster and gobble it all up!

  18. #
    Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — August 25, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Pure deliciousness! I love peanut butter and nutella so I imagine these are divine! Have a great week!

  19. #
    Lola Velasco — August 26, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    La combinación de sabores debe ser un lujo para el paladar ¡Fantásticas estas galletas que te han quedado riquísimas y perfectas.
    ¡Feliz tarde de domingo!

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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — August 27, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for such a long time. PB and nutella are a fantastic combination! And a couple of these cookies would be just the perfect start to this morning. 🙂

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    Kate@Diethood — August 27, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    I’m crazy about Pinterest, too! 🙂
    The cookies are yummy! I mean come on… pb, nutella, cookie… can’t go wrong with that combo.

  22. #
    The Food Hunter — August 27, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    Oh my these sound awesome!!

  23. #
    JulieD — August 27, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

    oh wow, pb and nutella…yay! These look so good!

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    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 28, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    How could someone not love pinterest, peanut butter and nutella?
    I’m addicted to all three of them and these cookies would have no change around me!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 28, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    Yummmmm!!! I made a gluten free version of these a few weeks ago, such a great flavor combination!

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    Sweet Heat Chefs — August 30, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    I knew I followed you for a reason. I soooo love nutella! I mention it A LOT on my FB page and blog, so this recipe is a keeper!!! I jsut made PB and Nutella Rice Krispy treats yesterday that I posted you should check those out too!

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    Abbe — December 15, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

    Tip for rolling out the 12″ square…

    Place dough in gallon size ziploc, leaving open at end and roll out dough, Roll out evenly reaching all edges of the bag and lifting up plastic every couple of rolls to avoid plastic sticking. Trim plastic off with knife when rolling is complete.

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    Rieneke — January 25, 2013 @ 5:41 am

    Just baked these cookies and they are really good! I refridgerated the dough overnight and they came out perfect! Thank you for this recipe !

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