Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

by Jennifer on January 31, 2013

in Drop Cookies, Nutella Desserts

Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Are you experiencing déjà vu right now?

It’s not a glitch in the Matrix…it’s because I stuffed another cookies with Nutella a couple weeks ago.

These have nothing to do with the Super Bowl, or Valentine’s Day, or any of the things that other bloggers are posting about. Sometimes, you want to make something super fancy and awesome to show your readers but you haven’t gone grocery shopping this week and the pantry is bare and then you’re inspired by your breakfast (Nutella and peanut butter toast) and make something super yummy but not fancy or on topic.

Do you guys forgive me?

Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies by Not Your Momma's Cookie

These cookies are also stuffed with an apology. A yummy, hazelnutty apology.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Nutella Stuffed Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
Oatmeal peanut butter cookies stuffed with a creamy Nutella center.
Recipe type: Drop Cookies
Serves: 20
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅔ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup Nutella
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop teaspoon size balls of Nutella onto cookie sheet. Freeze for about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter, shortening, brown sugar, white sugar and peanut butter together. Add the egg and vanilla; stir until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture. Fold in the oats.
  5. Take a walnut sized ball of dough and place a frozen Nutella ball into the center. Roll the dough ball in your hands until it is smooth and no Nutella is exposed. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 11-14 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned.


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1 The Partiologist January 31, 2013 at 9:54 am

Haven’t tried Nutella – it looks like I’m going to be trying it soon! :)


2 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 11:08 am

Oh, it is the best, Kim!! :)


3 susie January 31, 2013 at 11:29 am

Stuff anything with Nutella and the college girls come a running! This is a staple in the dorms, and I am thinking these cookies would be a hit on campus!


4 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Oh yes – it has a particularly rabid following among the college kids, doesn’t it? I can’t blame them! :)


5 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 31, 2013 at 11:37 am

Definitely forgiven! Nutella is my favorite, anytime you make anything with it, I will love you!


6 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Aww, shucks, Erin :) I really just can’t help myself. Most of my recipe brainstorming involves what I can put Nutella in or on :)


7 Patricia @ ButterYum January 31, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Oh, Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer – I’d say anything is forgivable after a taste of these little beauties!


8 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I was hoping they would suffice :)


9 Rachel January 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

This looks really good…except that I hate peanut butter :(
Is there an alternative you could suggest?


10 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Hmmm – I think it might be difficult to remove the peanut butter completely for this recipe, but maybe you could use an oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, minus the raisins? Something like this maybe: You could really stuff any cookie with Nutella…I don’t think it would ever be a bad combination :)


11 cat February 4, 2013 at 4:19 am

Hi Jennifer and Rachel,
What about almond butter or even hazelnut butter (to compliment the nutella). I dislike peanut butter but the BF loves it so I often make the exact same recipe with peanut butter for him, then almond butter for me! Works a treat, until he steals mine too ;)


12 Jennifer February 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

Great idea, Cat! Mmmm….hazelnut butter! :)


13 Paula January 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Looking good! You can apologize anytime you want to :)


14 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Haha – thanks, Paula!


15 The Bearfoot Baker January 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

I just check my cabinet and I am out of Nutella! I am going to the store tomorrow so I will be making these over the weekend.

Thanks for sharing!


16 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Out of Nutella!? That’s the worst! ;) I so hope you like them, Lisa!


17 Mike @ Semi Sweet January 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I think you just inspired me to put a dollop of peanut butter and Nutella in my next bowl of oatmeal. :-P Thanks for sharing this recipe and for the inspiration!


18 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Oh yes – that should be yummy! And, probably a little better for you than these guys :)


19 Amy Tong January 31, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Oh my….I love Nutella on/in everything! These Nutella stuffed cookies look and sound awesome! Can’t wait to make a batch! :P


20 Jennifer January 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Thanks, Amy! :)


21 Elizabeth @Food Ramblings January 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm

delicious– think you can add anything else in the cookie? lol


22 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

I know – I need to branch out a little more ;)


23 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} January 31, 2013 at 11:38 pm


I love this post. It’s hard as a blogger to keep up with the current topics & trends. My friend Kim & I have a saying “our blog, our rules” to remind ourselves that sometimes it’s ok to go outside the norm.

Everything you post is great. I have several recipes I want to try :)


24 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 7:20 am

Thanks so much, Melissa :) You’re totally right – it is hard to figure out what is going to resonate with readers. It doesn’t seem like I can go wrong with Nutella, and since I love it so much, it keeps making appearances!


25 marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings January 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Some of my favorite flavors. Really excited to try these


26 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 7:23 am

Thanks, Marissa! I hope you love them :)


27 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

Stuffing cookies with Nutella? Bring them on! I think I might be low on Nutella right now (shocking!) so I’ll have to stock up at Costco and make these soon!


28 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

I hope you love them, Chung-Ah! :)


29 hani February 1, 2013 at 6:44 am

You got me at nutella and oatmeal. I love both!


30 Jennifer February 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

Yes, yes, me too! :)


31 JakeWhoLikesToBake February 2, 2013 at 4:15 am

Yummy! looks like i will be making these! I <3 Nutella! One Question,is Shortening like Lard? We have something like this here in the UK called TREX (vegetable shortening) but i don't know whether it is a suitable replacement? any advice? Thanks! ~Jake! PS: check out my blog @ "" you are featured in my first post!


32 Jennifer February 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks, Jake! I’m not very familiar like TREX, but I did use vegetable shortening(CRISCO), so I think it should be a great substitute! You could also just replace the shortening with an equal amount of butter, though the texture of the cookies would be slightly different. Hope that helps!


33 JakeWhoLikesToBake February 2, 2013 at 4:17 am

just had the best idea EVER! try using salted caramel inside a cookie,i love both things and they are my favourite flavours EVER! Love your blog Jen,it gives me SO MUCH inspiration!


34 Jennifer February 2, 2013 at 7:57 am

That sounds like a wonderful idea, Jake! :)


35 allana February 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Hi there,
Would love to make these! What kind of brown sugar do you recommend?


36 Jennifer February 12, 2013 at 8:59 pm

Hi Allana! I always use light brown sugar unless otherwise noted, but dark brown sugar should be fine too! :)


37 Felicia September 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hi there,

I get confused sometimes about which kinds of oats to use. When you say quick cooking… could I use the “old fashioned” instead? They’re aren’t quick cooking, but take less than certain other kinds of oatmeal, so maybe they’re “medium cooking” :) Not sure how it affects the recipe! Sometimes I know it’s about texture- I’ve ground oats before to make it more appropriate.



38 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

Hi Felicia! I’ve never used old fashioned in this recipe, so the oats may be more crunchy and interfere with the texture of the cookies. That’s why I use quick cooking!


39 Felicia September 17, 2013 at 11:45 am

Thanks for the thorough reply Jennifer! Sounds like I’ll need to get me some quick cooking oats!


40 Jennifer September 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Happy to help!


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