5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint CookiesIf there’s one thing I can’t resist, it’s nutella right out of the jar. I can’t imagine how many times I sat there and ate one spoonful after the other while telling myself “okay.. this is the last one!”. Nutella is extremely addictive, and you know what’s more addictive? These delicious nutella thumbprint cookies.

If your in the pantry scratching your head right now, don’t worry. All you need is nutella, flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. These babies are super easy to make and can be prepared and baked in 30 minutes.
The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Roll into a ball about a1 inch in diameter.

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Press on the dough with your thumb or the bottom of a measuring spoon.

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

This is how they look after baking. They are very light, buttery, and flaky. Seriously, these cookies make you feel like you are in a little bakery in Paris and I’m not exaggerating.

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

Using a pastry piping bag or a zip-lock bag like I did. Fill the center of the cookies with pure Nutella.

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

The easiest 5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

3.67 from 3 votes

5 Ingredient Nutella Thumbprint Cookies

I baked just 12 cookies. If you need t make more double the recipe for 24 cookies.
Prep10 minutes
Cook12 minutes
Total22 minutes
Servings 12 cookies



  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whip the butter, sugar, and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add the flour, mix with a wooden spoon until fully mixed and not sticky anymore.
  • Shape the dough into 1 inch diameter balls. Place on a non-greased baking tray 2 inches apart. With your thumb or a measuring spoon make a print into the cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are light golden in color.
  • Fill your piping bag or a Ziplock bag (cut in the edge) with nutella.
  • After the cookies have slightly cooled fill with nutella.
  • Store in an air-tight container for 3-5 days.
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  1. Have any of you actually made and tasted these cookies? I am more interested in how they taste than how they look 🙂

  2. i just tryd these and they are crumbly and tough

  3. I’m going to try these this afternoon. I will post again once they are done. I just had to comment that many people leave a comment( not just here) but have not actually made the recipe. What is the point?? I read the reviews to get an idea how they turn out ! I will update after making these.

  4. I’m with ya on nutella- I can’t seem to keep my spoon out of it. I had to start buying the 1 serving packages for when I really want it to restrain myself! I might have to buy a regular size jar to make these though…

    1. The Jar of Nutella can not ever stay more than 24 hours without my hubby, daughter, or myself licking it away! I don’t know what it is about nutella that’s so addictive!

  5. You made me want to go make these now.

    1. I know what you mean madonna! it’s their simplicity that drives you to them. I just made another batch yesterday. Super easy, Whoa Whoa!

  6. These look incredible! I bet the nutella makes a wonderful addition!

    1. Thank you Stephanie, you are right. The cookies alone are wonderful and the nutella sure does make a nice addition.

  7. These look so delicious and easy! Love a 5 ingredient cookie recipe. No fuss, no muss. Beautiful!

  8. These cookies look wonderful Layla! Love thumbprint cookies during the holidays and the nutella filling sounds incredible:)

  9. I love love love thumbprint cookies. The nutella certainly doesn’t hurt either 😉

  10. I love this idea! So cute and so delicious looking. You can’t go wrong with nutella and cookies. I posted some nutella stuffed ones today!

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Yes nutella is amazing in cookies!

  11. Love how simple and delicious these cookies look, Layla. We love Nutella in our household and cookies don’t stay around more than a couple of days before we’ve scarfed them all down. Pinning your recipe. Just noticed that we have the same “Foodie” theme. Don’t you love it? Shay’s a mastermind!

    1. Yea we do have the same theme! Shay did a great job with this one, especially the visual index.

  12. Anything Nutella is delicious!! Looks great!

  13. These are adorable and look so delicious!!