Nutella and Dulce De Leche Stuffed Cookies [+ Video]


Brown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!


Is Nutella Healthy for You to Eat?

Though the spread contains saturated fat and sugar, it also supplies a good amount of key vitamins and minerals that you need for good health.

The hazelnuts in Nutella might also boost the health of your heart, making it a fairly nutritious food to occasionally incorporate into your healthy eating plan.


Chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter, stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche and finished off with sea salt!


A long, long time ago I pinned a recipe from Ambitious Kitchen for (and stick with me here, this is a long cookie description) Browned Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with nutella and topped with sea salt. It was delicious, but then we made nutella and dulce de leche stuffed chocolate chip cookies and Cade was sold, actually I was too!


Can you freeze Nutella and Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies?

These Ooey Gooey Nutella and Dulce de Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies can be frozen before or after baking.



I mean, just watch these beauties get made!


Chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter, stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche and finished off with sea salt!


His new favorite cookie and I can totally see why he likes this recipe. It’s probably the most amazing cookie ever.


Brown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!



So here’s what went down, a few years ago I posted about the amazing surprise surgery my husband had we are holding, but that wasn’t the only thing that went down. When we decided to have all of the bloggers out to watch the surgery I decided that we were going to need something crazy delicious to munch on while we waited for the surgery to get over. And then these babies were born.


Brown butter chocolate chip cookies stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche and sprinkled with sea salt. Best cookies ever!!!


Nutella and Dulce De Leche Stuffed Cookies

It all started out like normal, delicious cookie dough made with browned butter. MMmmmm, browned butter. Is there anything better than browned butter?!! I love the cookie dough, and it’s pretty tricky to keep sneaking little fingers out of it (yes, I mean mine, not the kids’), but then you pop it in the fridge overnight and the flavors develop into something magical, wonderful and amazing. Next, I flattened a little dough in my palm, added a little dollop of nutella and then dulce de leche, close the dough around it and then add a little sprinkle of sea salt.

What is Dulce De Leche?

Dulce de Leche is a traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing sugar in milk.



Brown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!


Bake the little bundles of heaven and try not to faint when they finally emerge from the oven.


Brown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!


I have no words. I mean that, it’s just incredible. Gosh, it’s good. In a pinch you could use any cookie dough you’d like.


Brown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!


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Chocolate chip cookies made with browned butter, stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche and finished off with sea salt!
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Million Dollar Cookies

Browned butter, dual chip chocolate chip cookies stuffed with nutella, dulce de leche and topped with sea salt. These babies are for sure worth 1 Million dollars.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 Cup of Unsalted Butter 2 sticks
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips we prefer ghirardelli
  • 3/4 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Nutella
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Sea Salt


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter and cook, stirring slowly with a whisk until golden, nutty scented and foamy, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl.
  • Add the sugar and brown sugar to a standing mixer and add the browned butter. Mix for 2 minutes to properly combine the sugar mixture. Add the vanilla and mix again. Finally add the egg and egg yolk and mix for a few seconds or until the egg is incorporated. Add the flour bowl contents and mix for 30-60 seconds before adding the chocolate chips.
  • Place a large sheet of saran wrap on the counter and dump out the dough. Form the dough into a long log and cover tightly with saran wrap. Refrigerate the dough 30 minutes.
  • Slice the dough into circles to make it easier to flatten.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oven to 350 and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat mats.
  • Press a ball of the dough in the palm of your hand and place 1/2 teaspoon of nutella and 1/2 teaspoon of dulce de leche on the dough. Wrap the dough over the filling and shape into a ball. Place on baking sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with a little sea salt. Allow to cool for a minute or two before placing on a cooling rack.



Dulce de leche can be found in the international or sometimes baking isle of your local grocery store. Or you can google how to make it with sweetned condensed milk.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips are best
This recipe is adapted from Ambitious Kitchen


Serving: 1g | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g
Tried this recipe?Mention @OhSweetBasil or tag #OhSweetBasil!


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rown butter, check. Sea salt, check. Chocolate Chip Cookie, check. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed cookies, heaven. You absolutely must try these!


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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82 comments on “Nutella and Dulce De Leche Stuffed Cookies [+ Video]”

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  4. I’ve made these twice (both times without stuffing – we don’t care for Nutella). The cookie is absolutely amazing but over the weekend when I made them the second time, I noticed that the ingredients call for 2 eggs but the instructions say to add egg & egg yolk. I tried it that way the 2nd time and noticed they were much more dry.
    Which is correct?

    • It should be 1 egg + 1 egg yolk. Be sure to let the browned butter cool slightly and the refrigeration is essential. The dough is dry at first, but after refrigeration, it is perfect.

  5. Is the dough suppose to be super crumbly or did I mess up somewhere in the dough making process?

    The cookies were good and turned out delicious and beautiful, but they were very hard to form for me. Not sure if it was suppose to be that way though. 

    Cookies 10/10. A big hit at my company’s holiday cookie exchange. 

  6. How many cookies does this recipe usually make?

  7. Amazingly, no one in the other blog’s content, this is what I was looking for. Very complete and useful.

  8. HEllo i am struggling a bit with these – i seem to have followed the recipe correctly and the dough is good, however during cooking the dulche de leche sinks to the bottom and leaks out? The dough forms a solid ball around it but its being spoiled by the leaking even though its encased. Any ideas? X

    • Hi lynne,

      There must be a crack it is leaking out of or the dough is too warm when rolling the balls. Try using a thick piece of dough in the palm of your hand, followed by filling and then a little dough on top which you can then pinch closed and then bake. It would look a bit like a pie

  9. Hey there! I’m a little confused after reading through the comments – someone asked about Greek yogurt, another mentioned one egg and one egg yolk, but the recipe above does not include the yogurt and indicates 2 whole eggs. Or am I missing something? Thanks for your help!

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  11. These look great! Do you think if I followed the steps all the way through encasing the dulce de leche/nutella in the dough and then froze the dough balls, it would be OK? I love having cookie dough balls waiting in the freezer to bake up when I’m craving something warm and gooey! I usually just bake from frozen – hoping these would work the same!

  12. 5 stars
    I love making cookies and have my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. However, I thought this recipe looked good so I gave it a try. At first I thought I made a mistake in the mixing process because the texture was a little different than I was used to and it took some time to form the dough around the filling. But it was soooo worth it! These cookies are my new favorite!! They are so gooey and chocolatey and caramely. I made minimal changes to the recipe from past experience. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe 🙂

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  14. Hello ! Is it okay if I do not add Greek yogurt? Or is there a substitute or another type of yogurt I can use? 🙂

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  16. In doing round ups, I’ve probably looked at these cookies three million times, and they’ve always looked amazing. But now that I know there is Nutella in them, I am CRAVING them!! Must. Make. Immediately!

  17. How important step 4 & 5 is ???

    • It really helps the dough to have better flavor and the dough to be easier to handle to refrigerate it butyou may skip if necessary. If you do refrigerate it you’ll want it to rest at least a little before handling just because the dough will be so hard.

  18. Have you ever tried the recipe with mini chocolate chips? We found that when we were shaping the cookies, the chocolate chips were too big!
    We also cut the sugar by 1/4 cup. We were just scared of how sugary it would be. They turned out really yummy.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe~

    • Christie, I totally agree. The big chocolate chips are annoying to work with and I would switch but I love them so much! I’ll have to try cutting the sugar. I’m always up for something at least a tad healthier even in crazy fattening cookies

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  20. Million dollar is RIGHT!! Nutella just makes my heart skip a beat – so I am totally 100% THERE!

  21. oh my goodness. These cookies really do look like a million bucks. Nutella and dulce de leche stuffed in the middle?! I have been dying to try browned butter chocolate chip cookies and I keep forgetting. But I don’t think these cookies will ever leave my mind.

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  23. Oh goodness! These cookies look absolutely incredible, I bet they’re just perfect.

  24. ok! Thanks! I will try that next time.

  25. I absolutely love browned butter…and I puffy heart love you! It was so fun to see you again in Austin…I just wish we had spent more time together. Let’s definitely keep in touch! Now I need to see if I have butter, because this is the 2nd post I have seen using the browned goodness and I seriously need to make cookies or bars or something!!!!

  26. These looked amazing so I tried them last night. When I made the dough, it was too doughy to even handle. The only thing I did differently was add 2 eggs instead of 1 egg and an egg yolk. Is that why it was so doughy? Did anyone else have this problem?

    • yup, you can’t use two eggs, and make sure you let the browned butter cool slightly. Also, the refrigeration is essential. Sometimes mine looks too loose to handle and the next day it’s perfection.

  27. Stunning cookies! I’ve always wanted to make that recipe of Monique’s and just made me want to make yours and hers and just make a whole lotta cookies! Pinned!

  28. WOW Carrian! These are amazing!!! I wish we’d seen each other more at BlogHer. It was such a crazy weekend!

  29. You could put Nutella between two slices of zucchini and call it a cookie IMO. But to pair it with browned butter, salt…this looks heavenly.

  30. I am so glad that I got to spend time with you ladies! You all are so fun! I am a little upset that you did not have these cookies with you though. Pretty sure should have some on you at all times, just in case we ever run into each other so you can give me some. 🙂

  31. Seriously – so delicious!!

  32. oh my! they look like the perfect chocolate chip cookie, crunchy on the sides but chewy and full of chocolate. Now I have a huge chocolate chip cookie craving

  33. I wish I got to see you in Austin! Waaaaaah. Maybe I’ll drown my sadness in these cookies?

  34. You are my new favorite person in all the land. Seriously, you are a Disney princess. I want to be you when I grow up! Aaaaaand now I’ll stop being creepy.

    Except not, because I’ll stop once my face is full of these cookies!

  35. Now these are my kind of cookie! They look amazing, Carrian! So glad you had fun at BlogHer Food, too. I was there, but I think we kept just missing each other!

  36. They look like THE perfect cookie…

    I am a Nutella freak, so these will haunt me until I make them…

  37. OMG who ever thought about natella in cookies because i love natella and cookies but clearly cant see the obvious haha great recipe i cant wait to try these 😀 p.s please check out my blog of beauty, fashion, books and more 🙂 who said being smart cant be beautiful!

  38. Yup, these are the best cookies ever.

  39. What the what?!?!?! Greek yogurt in the cookies? And browned butter? And dulce de leche?!?! What the heck! Killing me!

  40. These look like a million dollars! Maybe even better! 🙂

  41. These look so good! You should start shipping these all over the US – or really just to northern VA b/c thats where I need them!

  42. I’m not a fan of Nutella but I’d totally try these!

  43. These look like a million bucks, for sure. Yum! And it was just plain lovely to meet you at the Land O’Lakes dinner!

  44. I’ll take a dozen please!! These cookies look amazing.

    The weekend went by so quickly, I feel like we hardly had any time to chat. Let’s get together soon, okay?

  45. Oh these do look heavenly Carrian! Browned butter? Yum! Can I just say what an absolute pleasure it was to meet you in Austin – you are absolutely the sweetest person ever! Honestly, I adored you before but now it’s on a entirely new level 🙂 I hope we can catch up at another conference some time soon!

  46. You ladies are so adorable! Glad I got to see you in Austin and chat a bit, you’re the sweetest.
    Oh, and if I win the Lasik, I’m going to show up to your house and force you to make these cookies for me.

  47. These cookies look so good!

  48. These cookies look so amazing! Browned butter is my favorite thing ever!

    And, I just had to say that I so enjoyed meeting you at BHF. You are just so sweet and friendly and you’re now possibly one of my new favorite people. That’s not creepy or anything, right?

  49. Wow! I’ve made the nutella stuffed cookies but these look even better. Didn’t think that was possible!

  50. I’m so jealous you got to meet so many awesome bloggers!!! Monique is like queen of amazing cookies and I loooove how you just put a lil dulce de leche twist on these!

  51. So glad you had a great weekend and got to hang out with those lovely ladies! And now I wanna hang out with a big double batch of these cookies. WOWZA. 🙂

  52. Wow, it looks like a fun time was had in Austin! I can’t wait to go next year. And these cookies look absolutely fantastic!

  53. Seriously these look divine!! You are my favorite, so glad I got to travel and room with ya!! XOXO

  54. oh my gooshhh! Have Mercy! LOL (got that line from you!) These are amazing and delicious! What an awesome cookie!

    Austin looks like so much fun! I wish I could have been there!