Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies

I realize that it is the middle of bikini season and many of us are trying to avoid temptations from evil sweets but I just could not resist sharing this recipe. To be nice, I won’t try to tempt you by going into detail about the semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate that I add to the cookies or the layer of fluffy Nutella cream sandwiched between two of said cookies.  I’ll just tell you that these are some of the richest, most scrumptious chocolate cookies ever.  I know what your thinking, but I’m not really evil, I promise.

There is no reason or story behind why I decided to make these cookies. I was simply craving chocolate (again) and Nutella and wanted to create a dessert that combined the two. It had been awhile since I made some cookies so those seemed like the best choice, and they were.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies Recipe

Makes 18 - 20 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter melted, cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Nutella Cream

  • 3/4 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper set aside.

2

Melt chocolate in a saucepan over the lowest heat possible. Stir continuously until all chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and cool completely.

3

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

4

In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in melted chocolate.

5

Slowly mix in dry ingredients. Batter will be thick.

6

Fold in chocolate chips. (Note: At this point, if dough seems too soft to work with, you can refrigerate for 30 minutes)

7

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet, taking care to make sure they are all the same size. Press down to flatten slightly.

8

Cook 8-10 minutes or just until set. Remove from oven. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

9

To make the cream, whip cream, mascara and sugar in a bowl until peaks form. Gently fold in Nutella. Mixture will be light and fluffy.

10

Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

11

To assemble, with the bottom of a cookie facing up, spread a thin layer of Nutella cream on the flat side of one cookie. Place another cookie on top. Repeat with remaining cookies and cream.

12

Serve. Keep uneaten cookies refrigerated to keep cream from melting.

Notes

Note: Be sure to keep the Nutella cream cool. I have found that if this mixture gets too warm it loses its fluffiness. When that happens, I just pop it in the refrigerator for a little while, then whisk it and its ready to use.Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    Rachel Page
    July 3, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    I’m thinking about making a version of these but instead of sandwiching, I wanted to put the frosting on top of one cookie and put the decorations on the frosting.

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    Priya
    March 20, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Hi! First of all, these are AMAZING! everyone loves them when I make them!! I do have a problem.. every time i make the Nutella cream, it is too runny.. or it is fluffy but because of the weight of the top cookie, the cookies side in al directions and it gets very messy!
    is there anyway to make the cream thicker, to become more like a ganache or even like a paste (like for oreos)? Thanks a lot!!

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      Deseree
      March 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Hi Priya! I’m glad you like these! I have had problems from time to time too with the filling. What you could do is make a mascarpone/nutella filling by simply mixing the mascarpone and nutella together. It will be a bit creamier and should be less runny. Let me know if you try that! :)

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    Lauren
    April 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

    So the melted chocolate is combined into the cookie mixture so that they are essentially chocolate cookies with chocolate chips? Do they keep their regular chocolate chip cookie taste? These look awesome though and I want to try!

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    Christina
    July 26, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I made these last night since a) the butter is melted and doesn’t need to come to room temp, and b) I like cookies like this with a small amount of melted chocolate blended in. I baked them until the outsides were set, then let cool a while. wow! there was a layer of fudgy innards, chewy, just slightly cakey. Most of the dough is in the fridge and I’m about to bake a few more!

    awesome cookies!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      July 28, 2009 at 7:17 am

      Thanks Christina! I am glad to hear that you like them :)

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    Pickles
    July 26, 2009 at 5:48 am

    *drool* I’ll leave it at that. Pure awesomeness.

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    Dana Zia
    July 25, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Okay, these rock my world! Nutella and chocolate chocolate chip cookies? Drool. Good idea!

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    Jennifer
    July 23, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    These look INCREDIBLE! I just made cookie sandwiches too but I love this nutella filling!! YUM!

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    Samantha
    July 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    No problem! That was my “guess” but I wasn’t sure. I’m doing desserts for a party of 50 tomorrow night and added these last minute after I saw them on foodgawker, and didn’t want to make a mistake as I won’t have spare time to “remake” anything!

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      Deseree
      July 23, 2009 at 5:27 pm

      I hope you and the party guests enjoy them! :)

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    Deseree
    July 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thank you Samantha for catching that. You should mix in the melted chocolate after you beat in the eggs.

  • Reply
    Samantha
    July 23, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Question: I might be dumb and overlooking it but where does the melted chocolate from the beginning of the recipe go?

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    Hillary
    July 23, 2009 at 9:47 am

    This is essentially diet-kill but totallly worth posting! They look like the ultimate chocolate chip cookies – oozing extra goodness.

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    Marta
    July 23, 2009 at 9:11 am

    You do not need a reason to make these gorgeous and delicious cookie-sandwiches. And I think they are worth compromising bikini-season! Wow Des they look amazing! I just love Nutella!!! I eat it by the spoonfull!!
    Thanks for sharing these with us :)

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    Jamieanne
    July 23, 2009 at 9:06 am

    These look awesome! I just made a sort of similar, but different!, sandwich cookie – peanut butter cookies with plain Nutella sandwiched in between. You just can’t go wrong with Nutella! :)

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    Carrie
    July 23, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I have been craving cookies lately too. I could definitely eat a couple (dozen) of these!

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    Jessie
    July 22, 2009 at 11:24 am

    I cannot believe nobody have you a comment on these delicious cookies!! I think I’ll have two cookies and then another two cookies hehehe I think I’m going to forget the bikini this year as well and indulge in these fantastic cookies :)