Nutella Pastry Cookies

These Nutella Pastry Cookies look fancy, but only have four ingredients! An easy cookie recipe that’s a perfect last minute dessert idea.

This whole “fall” situation has gotten away from me.

Like one day it’s summer and now it’s Thanksgiving.

When did that happen?


And quite frankly, somewhere in the month of September I lost my mind.

I have been the mom who forgets that it’s “take your stuffed animal to school day”, the mom who forgets to quiz the children on the spelling words and the mom who forgot the snack at the soccer game.

Yep, that happened.

It was quite possibly my most humiliating “parenting fail” to date.


We all know that the snack after the game is the reason that most children sign up for soccer…and on that Sunday in October I forgot it.

It didn’t dawn on me that the snack was still sitting in my kitchen where I left it until the children stood slack-jawed waiting for their Capri Suns after the final whistle was blown.

I did the most mature thing possible and aggressively didn’t make eye contact with any of them as they exited the field, knowing that children can smell parenting-flop 20 yards away.


So anyway, Thanksgiving is just a few days  away.  Luckily I just remembered this yesterday, so I have a few days to try and pull something together.

Because while we still have a pantry full of soccer snacks, I’m not sure that granola bars would cut it for the most important food day of the year.


While I can’t help you with turkey-tips, I CAN assist in the last-minute dessert arena.

These are totally fancy-cookie-ish, but only have 4 ingredients.

People will totally be all ooh-ey and ahh-ey over them too.

So yeah, I pretty much nailed it with these.

Nutella Pastry Cookies.


And when I say cookie I totally mean breakfast too.

How to Make These Easy Nutella Pastry Cookies

PhotobucketJust mix together 3 of your ingredients: cream cheese, butter and flour.

Form them into 4 equal sized portions and chill for a bit until the dough isn’t sticky.
PhotobucketRoll your portioned dough out on a floured surface…
PhotobucketI used a pizza cutter to cut it…
PhotobucketYou’ll need 2 1/2 inch squares…
PhotobucketThen grab your Nutella and blob about a nice big teaspoon into the center of each square…
PhotobucketLike this..
PhotobucketWet the edges with a little bit of water…
PhotobucketAnd pinch the edges closed.
PhotobucketBake them on a lined baking sheet…
PhotobucketThey’ll be nice and golden when they’re done…
PhotobucketThen if you’re feeling extra fancy go ahead and drizzle some Nutella over the top…
PhotobucketI heated the Nutella up a bit and added a tiny amount of vegetable oil to thin it for easier drizzling…
Photobucket4 ingredients and you’re done.

Oooh.  Ahhh.



Nutella Pastry Cookies

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Nutella Pastry Cookies look fancy, but only have four ingredients! An easy cookie recipe that’s a perfect last minute dessert idea.


  • 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 11 1/2 cups Nutella
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a large bowl cream together butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour to mixture until combined.
  2. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Refrigerate in a zip-top bag for at least an hour, until dough is no longer sticky.
  3. When dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Lightly sprinkle counter with flour. Roll out one portion of dough into 10″x7″ rectangle. Trim edges if necessary. Cut dough into 2 1/2″ squares. Place a heaping teaspoon amount of Nutella in the center of each square. Moisten edges of dough with water, fold over diagonally and then pinch closed.
  5. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a SilPat. Place pastries on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly golden.
  6. Transfer to wire rack when done and continue cooling.
  7. **If desired drizzle you can drizzle the pastry cookies with some extra Nutella…heat 1/4 cup Nutella in the microwave for 15-20 seconds, add in about 1/4 -1/2 tsp vegetable oil and stir to thin. Lightly drizzle the Nutella on top of the pastries.


adapted from Taste of Home
store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Keywords:: easy cookie recipe, nutella cookies, pastry cookies, last minute dessert

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Laura Kay
Laura Kay

I’d love to sprinkle sliced almonds on these. CC’s used to make these amazing chocolate filled pastries with almonds on top. Now they’re HUGE and hard and not the same. I suspect their “chocolate” is Nutella and maybe almond butter?? Mmmm. I am craving that perfect mix. I shall try this & let you know dear!! Thank you!! 🙂

Laura Kay
Laura Kay

The old ones were croissants. The new ones are massively hard pastries. CC’s is a southern “Starbucks”, if you will, based out of Louisiana, my home. It stands for Community Coffee. They’re my FAVORITE!!! 🙂




Easy to make and fun. I thought the dough was a bit bland enough on the edges where there wasn’t quite as much Nutella as the center. I’m thinking maybe some vanilla could be added to the dough.


do you think i can make these ahead of time…..freeze them…then pop them in oven before party on sat?? or should i just make them now and put them in airtight container?? thanks!!


Do you think it’s possible that I could use chocolate chips or any different chocolate ?


Omg they look so fantabulous!!! I love baking ill’ treats like cookies and muffins but that was really creative and cool!!!!They look so ddelicious I might try it at home!!!


I got such great reviews when i made these and took them into work! I put 1/4 strawberry in each as well- EVEN BETTER! didn’t mess with the bake time and the berry baked down with the nutella and made a layer of almost a jam- totally delish! best recipe i have found on the internet yet 🙂


Do you think this dough would freeze well? I want to make these but only two people would be eating them, so I thought maybe I could make them to the cutting squares point then freeze the squares in groups of 2-4.

Live a Sweet Life

Anything with Nutella is for sure a winner. Thanks for the great idea!


These are spectacular. My picky picky picky picky children (who won’t even eat cake but beg for broccoli) are devouring them.

Kim Bee

I say bring these to the next game and you’ll be forgiven immediately. They look divine.

Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

I’m pretty sure these make up for any parenting fails you’ve had lately. Really, any fails, because these are so darn cute!

Carlas Confections

Uh… YUM!

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

These looks so scumptious and that spoon with the nutella on it is just starring at me, I want to grab it and eat it!!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Yum!! I want these for breakfast!
I forgot snack for my son’s football game. My husband had to leave the game to go get it 🙂

Lizy B

oh my good golly…..yes I will absolutely making these tomorrow.
…I will also be hiding some of these from the rest of my family to make sure I have my own little emergency stash.


Hello!!! Those look fantastic! I’d like 6 please 🙂


I could pretty much live off of nutella so these for breakfast? SO happening.

Cookie Sleuth

Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!


Girl, you just had a major weather event and were out of power for forever! I think forgetting snack, would be the least of my worries. Bright side? Maybe you won’t be asked to do snack anymore, lol! So I can’t eat Nutella or Peanut butter, any thoughts on something else I could fill these with, the pastry sounds devine.


These sound wonderful! I’m getting some more Nutella this afternoon!

Becca from It

OK, so Steph… we have to talk. I’m wondering if you secretly enjoy the vision of me drooling all over myself. You’ve been making it happen an AWFUL lot lately, girlfriend! 😉
Seriously, these look Ahhhmazing and quite yummilicious!

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

Impressive that you made the dough for these! I love Nutella 🙂

Synz | Synz Memoir

Oh my… I’m drooling over here. 🙂


Sounds and LOOKS AWESOME! Can’t wait to give ’em a try! Your dough looks FANTASTIC!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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