Afternoon Drive Munchies: Nutella-filled Butter Cookies


Lately, I’ve been so busy with work and other commitments that I haven’t had time to go grocery shopping. I’ve been out of eggs, milk and Diet Coke for about five days now, and I probably won’t have time to shop until Sunday. (Those who know me personally know that the lack of Diet Coke is a HUGE problem!) This also means I’ll be sitting out this week’s ffwD Olive-Olive Cornish Hen assignment.

That being said, I wanted to bake some cookies using ingredients I already had. Surprisingly enough, I only needed FOUR items for these rich and delicious Nutella-filled butter cookies! (The recipe I followed is below.) These were extremely easy to make, but make sure to allow extra time for all the hand-rolling and crimping you’ll be doing for these filled cookies.

Nutella-filled Butter Cookies
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1&1/4 c. AP flour

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream the butter until soft.
3. Add the sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy.
4. Sift in the flour and mix just until the dough comes together.
5. Roll the dough into balls, gently flatten into discs, then place on greased cookie sheet a few inches apart.
6. Spoon a dollop of Nutella on each disc then cover with another flattened disc.
7. Seal edges and decorate by making impressions with a fork.
8. Bake for 15 minutes.


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. JamieAnne
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 13:13:48

    These look yummy.

  2. Eileen
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 13:22:04

    Anything that involves nutella HAS to be awesome. I’m jealous of these afternoon drive people who have such a nice friend to bring them cookies! I need to go guilt some of my friends into baking for me. lol

  3. spicegirlfla
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 13:26:38

    Wow only 4 ingredients ! I always think of filled cookies as being time consuming with a long list of ingredients! I love being able to pull together something just by being creative with what I have on hand! You did a fantastic job here on these cookies!

  4. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 15:03:09

    Four ingredients! Very cool. Hope things calm down for you soon.

  5. Ronda
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 16:12:24

    You are making my resolve to not eat sugar or wheat ever so hard!

  6. TrafficDiva
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 17:46:49

    The pics do not do these cookies justice…not by a looong shot!! They are actually bigger and more buttery than they appear. The amazing part is, they were so light. UB-the Host with the Most- loved the nutella and asked out loud: Is she selling these?!?! I told Yummy is should seriously consider it! And even my head Producer had to have his usual cookie fix even though he had suffered an entire week on his P-90X workout. A man willing to forgo rock hard abs for Yummy’s heavenly creations….Priceless!! =)

  7. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 18:12:39

    Oh deliciousness! I’m impressed you had nutella on hand. Ours is usually gone within days of buying it. 🙂

  8. peachkins
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 18:36:51

    These are my kind of butter cookies!!!

  9. Liz
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 19:52:57

    Missed your FFwD post this week, but these delicious cookies more than make up for your absence. Hope things slow down for you soon~

  10. Betsy
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 19:56:34

    The Cornish hens were good, but these cookies look even better! They look simple. Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 21:20:36

    Seriously? They’re that easy? Sold!

  12. Elaine
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 21:49:52

    I am so going to make these. They look so good! Sorry, you missed the cornish hens, but I think you probably enjoyed these more.

  13. Dolly
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 03:30:38

    yummm… ur making me crave chocolate nowww *facepalm*

    studying is so hard.. but with rewards such as homemade butter cookies.. i’ld be on a roll 🙂

  14. Three-Cookies
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 05:06:08


  15. muppy
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 05:46:21

    oh no outta food! its kinda good though isn’t it when you are forced into cooking something different and these look amazing, nutella goodness!

  16. Ryan
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 09:34:43

    No diet coke would be very upsetting to me too! These cookies sound awesome- esp. filled with the Nutella! Hope work calms down soon.

  17. oneexpatslife
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 10:40:38

    Those look delicious! Lucky lucky friends.

  18. Frankly Entertaining
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 12:09:31

    We missed you at Dorie this week, but these cookies do look delicious! I need to look into this drive by cookie thing!

  19. Parsley Sage
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 13:46:21

    Oh man! Glad you took a few minutes to post about these babies! Looking delish 🙂

  20. mary
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 13:49:15

    Honestly, as soon as I saw the picture I started drooling! Delicious!
    mary x

  21. cooking varieties
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 18:12:22

    hi yummy chunklet. the cookies looks so appetizing with the nutella filling. its whitish color makes it looks pretty to. bookmarked with thanks.

  22. nana
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 19:47:02

    Just bookmarked that delicious looking recipe. Tricia’s #2 son is going to
    love them. Thanks for asking about our trip, we had so much fun.

  23. Anita Menon
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 02:31:52

    A 4 ingredient cookie – very neat. Bookmarked. Easy recipes always have my thumbs up

  24. Miriam Barton
    Oct 09, 2011 @ 22:44:04

    Oh! Yummy! Perfect for the comming holidays 🙂 Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  25. Cakelaw
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 01:25:44

    These sound delish! I only recently weaned myself off Diet Coke – wasn’t easy.

  26. MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 01:27:40

    These cookies literally look to good to be true! They are so perfectly filled with Nutella…yummm

  27. sara
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 02:08:58

    YUM, these look amazing! I love nutella so much. 🙂

  28. Von
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 04:01:03

    :O The recipe is surprisingly simple! When you said 4 ingredients, I thought that didn’t include nutella! haha….. They’re shaped beautifully too 😉

  29. Elin
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 05:50:39

    Missed your FFWD but your cookies made for it 😉 have KIV this for my next cookies making;) as I read on I salivated;)so I guess I have to make it soon.

  30. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 07:54:34

    what a simple ingredient list! and they look just delicious. Might have to try these. That deconstructed BLT looked fab too! my my your kitchen is pushin out some winners for sure!

    Congrats on the awards too!

  31. kitchenbelleicious
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 08:55:35

    Cookies and nutella? not just a hint of nutella but nutella filling? AMAZING! I might have to make these in the next few minutes. They look insanely good and since my son is obsessed (like really) with nutella then he gives you a big thanks ahead of time!

  32. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 10:13:05

    These look ridiculously good! I know my whole family who go crazy for anything stuffed with Nutella! 🙂

  33. forgottenbeast
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 10:18:16

    So simple, but ohh, I bet these are decadently amazing!

  34. Ameena
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 10:44:05

    The truth is that sometimes I just need one ingredient to survive…butter. I can do without everything else.

    Love that these are so simple and yet look so complicated! Fabulous recipe.

  35. Reem | Simply Reem
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 11:07:07

    My relationship with Nutella is very strong one… We both rather I cannot live without it, LOL
    These cookies just sounds so perfect, love it girl.

  36. Louise
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 14:49:59

    First, A very happy blogoversary to you and a congratulations on the award. I’m delighted to have found your blog and although you are quite happy with not being the next Pioneer Woman, I wish you much success personally:)

    As for those cookies, well, Yummy, they look heavenly. I love the lack of ingredients. A true sign of creativity! Thanks for sharing…

    P.S. A very generous give-away btw.

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  38. Kathy
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 14:12:08

    I love that these only have 4 ingredients! They look fabulous!

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