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Nutella Shortbread Cookies

Filed in Desserts, Recipes, Sweet — July 20, 2020

Desserts, Recipes, Sweet

There might be nothing better than an almond flavored cookie. This recipe has exactly that and a chocolate hazelnut filling – Nutella! I’ll definitely be making these for my next family get together. They’re not too sweet, but have a rich, tangy, nutty flavor profile. Prep the dough in advance for chilling in the fridge, and spread the nutella filling after cookies bake and are chilled again.

Prep Time

  • 10 minutes to make dough
  • 1 hour chill time
  • 8-9 minute bake time


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • Nutella (about 1/2 jar)


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixer. Then, add in the almond extract & egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixer.
  3. Keep the mixer on low until a dough forms. You’ll need to scrape the ingredients from the sides of the bowl a few times. Finish putting the dough together using your hands.
  4. Form dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
  5. When cookies are done chilling, preheat oven to 350F.
  6. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s a little under 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Cut cookies into 2″ rounds. Place on parchment – lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes. Note: the cookies should be a pale color, not browned.
  9. Place cookies back in the fridge to cool.
  10. Once cooled, add desired sized dollop of Nutella to the center of a cookie round. Place another cookie round on top. Press down lightly. Repeat with all the cookies.

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