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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