Raised in the Kitchen cookbook giveaway graphic

Raised in the Kitchen is available now!

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄

Nutella and Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies [+ Video]

17 Reviews

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


a thick chocolate chip cookie stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche caramel split in half with chocolate chips sprinkled around it

 Brown Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with nutella and topped with sea salt. It was a delicious cookie, but then we made nutella and dulce de leche stuffed chocolate chip cookies and Cade was sold, actually I was too!


How to Make Nutella and Dulce De Leche Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Make your cookie dough with browned butter. Then you pop it in the fridge for a bit and then shape the dough.Chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed with nutella
  2. Next, I flattened a dough into a small bowl shape, added  nutella, a nice big ol’ heaping tablespoon depending on the size of your cookies. nutella and dulce de leche scooped into chocolate chip cookie dough
  3. Then dulce de leche in the same way.Chocolate chip cookie dough stuffed with nutella and caramel and then pinched closed to bake
  4. Add another bowl shaped dough on top and pinch the edges closed. I mean, just watch these beauties get made!a thick chocolate chip cookie on a wooden plate with chocolate chips around it
  5. Bake and sprinkle with sea salt! I’ve changed the method so the video is using the brown butter and not thick chocolate chip cookie so you’ll see I don’t make a big bowl like the photos, but instead I have to press the dough out and use less filling. 



Do you Have to Use Brown Butter?

Nope! If browning butter is intimidating or you don’t have time, that’s ok, just use the same amount of softened butter. The cookies will turn out bigger and fluffier but that’s not a bad thing. In fact it’s what we did in our new photos for the cookie that isn’t split open on the plate. Either method works. 


chocolate chip cookies stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche stacked on another chocolate chip cookieWhy Brown Butter?

Browning the butter gives a more rich, buttery taste that is absolutely incredible! It brings out a warmth and nuttiness that is just to die for!


How to Brown Butter

  1. Place the  butter in your stainless steel or light pan. Try to avoid a black nonstick as it’s harder to see when the butter is brown and doesn’t brown the butter the same.
  2. Turn the heat onto medium. Medium heat ensures the butter cooks evenly, an important factor as we don’tn want to burn the butter.
  3. Begin stirring the butter as it melts. Watch for the melted butter to begin to foam and sizzle around the edges. Keep stirring.
  4. In about 5-8 minutes from the beginning of cooking (depending on the amount of butter you used), the butter will begin to smell buttery, nutty and look a golden brown. The foam will slightly subside and the milk solids on the bottom of the pan will toast into flecks of brown. 
  5. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the butter into a bowl to cool down.

What Are the Brown Specks in Brown Butter?

Brown specks in brown butter are toasted milk solids. This is where you get a lot of flavor so do not get rid of them!  In fact, use a spatula to scrape them into your bowl with the butter to cool.

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. Just scoop dough balls into a freezer bag, press out the air and freeze for up to 3 weeks. 

Cooked cookies can be frozen using the same method for 1-2 weeks. 

OR! I prefer to use our Food Saver which keeps them good for up to 6 months because it is a vacuum sealer! I am obsessed with ours! 





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



Which Cookie Recipe Should I Use?

We list a cookie recipe but everyone likes different cookies. We’ve used our classic brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe below instead of our thick cookie recipe and while a little less nutella and dulce de leche has to be added because they aren’t huge it is actually really crazy delicious and Cade’s preferred cookie base. 

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


What is Dulce De Leche?

Dulce de Leche is a traditional Argentinian dessert made by caramelizing the sugar in milk. You can make homemade dulce de leche if you can’t find it in the Latin American section of your store. 




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.


More COOKIE RECIPES You’re Going to Love:

Raised in the Kitchen - Carrian Cheney

Our new book is now available!

This unique cookbook guides the way through every step, including meal lists and easy-to-follow recipes, and features dollops of heartwarming family stories.

Buy now

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

Million Dollar Cookies

4.71 from 17 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 24
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.


  • 1 Cup Butter unsalted, 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
Cookies will keep for up to a week at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Million Dollar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 272IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

chocolate chip cookies stuffed with nutella and dulce de leche stacked on another chocolate chip cookie




We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Oh, Sweet Basil on Instagram

Want more of our family, recipes, and all our shenanigans?

Check us out on Instagram and be sure to tag us @ohsweetbasil #ohsweetbasil for a chance to be featured!

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄

About the authors

carrian feik cheney oh sweet basil

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

Leave a comment

Recipe Rating


  • Everyone is always raving about these cookies. A little messy to make but totally worth it.

    • Reply
    • Aren’t they a dream come true?! It can be a little messy to make but once you’ve done it a few time, you get into a groove and it’s not so bad!

      • Reply
  • These cookies are absolutely phenomenal! WOW !!! I’ve always wanted to bake Nutella stuffed cookies & this recipe did not disappoint. The browned butter really made a huge difference, and this dough was extremely easy to work with. It wasn’t overly sticky or brittle. Definitely freezing the Nutella droplets before your stuff your cookies makes the task less messy. Thank you so much for such a well-written recipe !!!

    • Reply
  • These are the absolute BEST cookies we have ever tasted!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I love to bake and I get requests for these now ALL the time!

    • Reply
    • Aren’t they just heaven?! Thank you so much for the feedback!

      • Reply
  • 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?

    • Reply
    • 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.

      • Reply
  • 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. 

    • Reply
    • No, it shouldn’t be crumbly at all. I’m so glad they still turned out yummy! It’s hard to go wrong with Nutella and dulce de leche I guess!

      • Reply
    • Mine were super crumbly too…

      • Reply
  • How many cookies does this recipe usually make?

    • Reply
    • This makes 2 dozen. Happy eating! 🙂

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

    • Reply
    • Yay! So glad you found what you are looking for!

      • Reply
  • 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

    • Reply
    • 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

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
    • There was an older recipe years ago and we’ve updated it. 🙂

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
    • Yes, we do it all the time!

      • Reply
  • 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 🙂

    • Reply
    • Thank you so much for leaving such a kind comment! So glad you enjoyed them!

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

    • Reply
    • You can just skip it or add a little plain yogurt or heavy cream. 🙂

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
  • How important step 4 & 5 is ???

    • Reply
    • 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.

      • Reply
  • 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~

    • Reply
    • 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

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

    • Reply
    • me too and lately people have been telling me they hate it! WHAT. IS. WRONG. WITH. THHHHEEEEEMMMM?!!!!

      • Reply
  • 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.

    • Reply
    • I had to bake off the rest of mine and deliver to neighbors because I could not resist!!!

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

    • Reply
  • ok! Thanks! I will try that next time.

    • Reply
  • 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!!!!

    • Reply
    • oh my gosh! You puffy heart love me?! That’s the best comment ever and totally made my day. Gosh, I like you.

      • Reply
  • 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?

    • Reply
    • 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.

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
    • YAY!! That means so much to me, Averie! Thank you!!

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

    • Reply
    • It totally was. I came home utterly exhausted!

      • Reply
  • 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.

    • Reply
    • thank you!

      • Reply
  • 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. 🙂

    • Reply
  • Seriously – so delicious!!

    • Reply
  • 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

    • Reply
    • you just made me so hungry describing it. Haha. I need another!!

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

    • Reply
    • 🙁 Seriously.

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
    • A disney princess in the hot tub? bahahahahah

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
    • No way!!!! Dangit, next time!

      • Reply
  • They look like THE perfect cookie…

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

    • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
  • Yup, these are the best cookies ever.

    • Reply
    • And you’re the best ever. Seriously though, so nervous about the shrimp and grits. Wish me luck!

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

    • Reply
    • Well, let’s have a party and devour the whole batch! Have a “jappy” day. #fail (yes, I hashed it)

      • Reply
  • These look like a million dollars! Maybe even better! 🙂

    • Reply
    • Now if only that’s what I made off of them.

      • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
  • I’m not a fan of Nutella but I’d totally try these!

    • Reply
    • chocolate chips?

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

    • Reply
    • Oh my goodness, I was thrilled to meet you!!!

      • Reply
  • Oh. my. heavens.

    • Reply
  • 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?

    • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
  • 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.

    • Reply
  • These cookies look so good!

    • Reply
  • 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?

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

    • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply
  • 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. 🙂

    • Reply
  • 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!

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

    • Reply
  • 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!

    • Reply

Cozy Christmas Movie & Snack Nights 🎥🎄