Easy three ingredient Nutella cookies

5 Mar


You will not find a simpler from scratch recipe that delivers such bang for your buck in terms of taste.

I found this recipe on sheknows.com and was apprehensive – could it really be any good with just three ingredients and using just one bowl?

As my pantry was Nutella-free I headed off to buy some of the chocolaty, nutty spread. In Aldi – where I go maybe twice a year – I found a palm oil-free version of Nutella. Hurrah! I boycott anything and everything that contains palm oil. No food is worth the death of countless animals including orang-utans so I was thrilled to find this product.

I made the recipe and was instantly smitten. In fact, I made them again a few days later to replenish the empty cookie jar which had been full a mere few days earlier. FYI, the Aldi version is great and you’ll get two batches of this recipe from one jar.

UPDATE: I have just found out that Aldi has taken the incomprehensible step of now using palm oil in their product. Suffice to say I won’t be buying Aldi’s product again #boycott



1 cup Nutella

1 cup plain flour

1 egg


Preheat oven to 180C and line a baking tray with non-sticking baking paper.

Pop all ingredients into bowl of electric mixer and beat until just combines.

Roll walnut size balls then place on trays. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 7-8 minutes, until just firm on the edges.

Remove from oven, place cookies on cooling trays.



68 Responses to “Easy three ingredient Nutella cookies”

  1. Laura (PA Pict) March 5, 2015 at 1:11 am #

    Heck yeah! It looks like we are going to be snowed in tomorrow. I think I’m going to make these with the kids.

    • thehungrymum March 5, 2015 at 1:35 am #

      I know you probably disagree but being snowed in sounds so romantic! Beats the heat and humidity here 😦 Hope you bake these during your snow day.

      • Laura (PA Pict) March 5, 2015 at 1:38 am #

        One off days are not too bad but the kids go a bit ‘Lord of the Flies’ if it goes on for more than a day. At least my fridge and larder are well-stocked. I will report back if I do get a chance to bake these (it requires me having enough Nutella left – my kids dump it on their porridge).

  2. Michael @ Michael's Woodcraft March 5, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    They look great and very easy! My wife and kids would love these 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 5, 2015 at 1:22 am #

      so very easy – make ’em in an ad break 🙂

  3. Fourth Generation Farmgirl March 5, 2015 at 2:30 am #

    Lovely photographs! I love easy recipes, and this sounds yummy! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

    • thehungrymum March 5, 2015 at 3:42 am #

      oh, thank you! Trying to up my photography game a bit 🙂 Hope you make these x

      • Fourth Generation Farmgirl March 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

        Your photographs are great! I’ve enjoyed them. I plan to make the cookies this weekend. 🙂

      • Fourth Generation Farmgirl March 5, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

        I also loved the red and white, striped straw in the champagne flute with milk–nice touch! 🙂

      • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:26 am #

        yes, I am a classy chick when it comes to drinking milk 😉

      • Fourth Generation Farmgirl March 9, 2015 at 11:31 am #

        Ha! It’s all about attitude. Cheers! 🙂

  4. Liz March 5, 2015 at 3:25 am #

    Big wow. I’m off to Aldi! Didn’t know they had a Nutella version.

    • thehungrymum March 5, 2015 at 3:30 am #

      I\m so not an Aldi fan but there’s one near work and I thought I’d check it out. Suffice to say – I’ll be going back for more Nutella 🙂

  5. indusinternationalkitchen March 5, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    These look delicious and ones that my kids will love! thanks will try soon! 🙂

  6. ambradambra March 5, 2015 at 6:27 am #

    I’m all for three-ingredient recipes, including pancakes. I’m going to try these. Thanks

    • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:32 am #

      yes – 3 ingredients is all I can manage somedays!

  7. cheergerm March 5, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    Wow, gotta try these, and will look for the palm oil free Nutella, yes indeedy!

    • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:33 am #

      yes – it is great and also much cheaper. What’s not to love?!

  8. An March 5, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    This looks amazing!

  9. houseofbedlam March 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm #

    Another snow day here and thankfully I have some Nutella in the pantry – definitely trying these today!

    • thehungrymum March 6, 2015 at 11:40 am #

      Oh, everyone with a snow day! So damn hot and humid in Sydney! Hope you got a chance to make them 🙂

  10. charmbutterfly19 March 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    I have to try this!

    • thehungrymum March 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

      you really do – and you’ll be glad you did!

  11. A Cookbook Collection March 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Brilliant! So simple but they look so good. I’ve chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven at the moment and I was half tempted to stick some nutella in them. Now I’m sorry I didn’t do it!

    • thehungrymum April 20, 2015 at 2:36 am #

      well, any excuse to do some more baking I say 😉 But I bet yours were perfect.

  12. Happy Nonna. March 5, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    These biscuits are delizioso, and so quick and easy to make, The palm oil free nuttella from Aldi, makes them almost guilt free! A definite winner all round.
    Will be a big hit at the Easter Table.

    • thehungrymum March 6, 2015 at 5:29 am #

      Thanks Happy Nonna – I reckon these would make a great addition to the Easter table. Have a bella weekend 🙂

  13. Margot @ Gather and Graze March 6, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    Oh my, these look fabulous HM! I’ll definitely be giving this cookies a try sometime soon!
    I had NO idea that Nutella had palm oil… it doesn’t say so on the list of ingredients on my (eeeek, hate to admit I have one now…) jar in pantry, though on their website that I just looked at, it quite openly admits it! 😦

    • thehungrymum March 6, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Bloody palm oil – the stuff is oi everything. It breaks my heart. I have boycotted so many of my very fav foods coz they contain palm oil. I tell you, easter this year will be v tricky. So many eggs are full of the stuff.

  14. Brenna March 6, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    wow, these look amazing! Who knew that cookies could be made with so little? I will have to give these a try very soon!

    • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:25 am #

      so much taste for so little effort 🙂 Hope you get to try it!

  15. deliciouscityliving March 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    I love baked goods that only require 3 ingredients. YAY!

  16. Traditionally Modern Food March 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    Wow kids will go crazy for this cookies

    • thehungrymum March 11, 2015 at 10:49 pm #

      Mine sure did – keep getting requests to make them again!

  17. nancyc March 7, 2015 at 3:38 am #

    So yummy-looking and just 3 ingredients–sounds great! 🙂

  18. hotlyspiced March 7, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

    It’s amazing how these cookies have just three ingredients. I am shocked at the amount of products that contain palm oil from shampoo, laundry powder and food products. It’s all so unnecessary. I haven’t bought nutella since finding out it contains palm oil xx

    • thehungrymum March 8, 2015 at 5:42 am #

      It is depressing how palm oil has worked its way into so many items. I am desperately awaiting the release of an app that allows you to scan products to see if the have palm oil. Can’t tell how many products I now boycott: Burger rings. Blue Ribbon ice cream. Twisties. Crackers. Magnums.

  19. Feast Wisely March 8, 2015 at 5:36 am #

    I may have to try these but using my home made Nutella recipe – I do love the stuff and what a great find in Aldi, but it just has so much sugar involved!

    • thehungrymum March 8, 2015 at 9:51 am #

      you make your own Nutella?! Wow, v impressed! Is it hard to make?

      • Feast Wisely March 8, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

        It is easy – check out my post!

  20. lapetitecasserole March 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    I’ve just come back from my Spring break vacation…. my fridge is empty and my pantry as well… I don’t know what I would give for one of your cookies!!!

    • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:17 am #

      sending carrier pigeon with Nutella cookies right now x

  21. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 9, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    A friend made these cookies for me ages ago-you’ve reminded me that I need to make them because she told me how easy they were to make! Love three ingredient items! 😀

    • thehungrymum March 9, 2015 at 10:16 am #

      So so simple! I need to head back to Aldi for some more palm oil-free Nutella.

  22. vickidelbrouck March 11, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    Reblogged this on vickidelbrouck and commented:
    I can’t wait to try these. I’ll bet cookie butter and other spreads will work too!

  23. The Culinary Jumble March 11, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    I love simplicity! These look great!

  24. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) March 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    Three ingredients! Oh hell yes!!

  25. Sophie33 March 18, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    I made these beauties yesterday & loved them! They were easy to make & very easy to munch on too! xxx

    • thehungrymum March 27, 2015 at 5:40 am #

      Yay Sophie! So glad to hear 😉 I Made another batch yesterday and took them to work today – they didn;t last v long!

      • Sophie33 March 27, 2015 at 7:47 am #

        I bet! x

  26. bexiestbex March 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    These look great! Love your blog 🙂

  27. plasterer bristol March 23, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    Yum these actually sound delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe.


    • thehungrymum March 27, 2015 at 5:36 am #

      Cheers! Hope you get a chance to make them.

  28. meliaindahahmad April 26, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    WOW!!! I love this recipe!!! Thank you for sharing!

    • thehungrymum April 26, 2015 at 6:20 am #

      hey! thanks – love your upbeat message 😉 Enjoy your weekend x

  29. mona knows June 12, 2015 at 10:09 pm #

    thanks for the recipe, I’m gonna have a very fun day tomorrow. this will go very well with Netflix.

    Have a Beautiful Day,
    language of lust ebook lady

    • thehungrymum June 13, 2015 at 3:31 am #

      Cookies and weekends and Netflix – oh my! Enjoy 🙂

  30. What's Bec Cooking July 9, 2015 at 5:05 am #

    These look delicious!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  31. Hana February 10, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Hello. I would like to know whether the nutella flavor is strong or slight because I want to make these for a small gathering but don’t want to end up with flavorless cookies :). Thanks

    • The Hungry Mum February 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      They def are NOT flavourless! Every time I make them they are wolfed down and many friends have told me they make them and they are a hit with their family, too.

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