No. 242: Fudgy Nutella Cookies

I've jumped into an advisory role for the Cal Berkeley Kappas. I'm excited to see where this year takes us as we navigate the school year and their leadership roles together.

We had a long-ish meeting planned for Sunday and I wanted to bring something to the table. Afterall, college kids need snacks as much as preschoolers do:) This five-ingredient recipe seemed like the perfect solution.


1 cup nutella
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup flour plus 1 tablespoon
Coarse sea salt for sprinkling

To make

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients besides salt in a large bowl with electric mixer until well combined. Place dough in freezer for 10 minutes.


After 10 minutes roll dough into approximately 1-inch balls, place on ungreased baking sheet (or baking mat) at least two inches apart.

Rolled and ready

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes until cookies are set, then very carefully transfer to a wire rack.

Cookies setting up

Generously sprinkle with sea salt.

The results

Yum. Nutella + sugar + sea salt = the best.

Final cookies

These super easy cookies have a wonderfully brownie-like consistency with the flavor of Nutella. They remind me a lot of the brownie roll-out cookies I made a few weeks ago.

The cookies also take 30 minutes max, which means you have no excuse not to whip these up for your co-workers. Bring them to the Monday morning meeting and they'll love you forever.

PS. These were a big hit at Chapter Council!

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Amelia McCormick

Kansas girl transplanted to Asheville, North Carolina. Smiler, lover of great food and wine, facilitator, runner, storyteller, wife, optimist, and mother of sweet twins:)

Asheville, North Carolina