Nutella shortbread bites

It’s been at least a week since I posted a recipe with Nutella! What am I thinking? I can stop anytime I want. Ahem.


This will shock you, but this is a ridiculously easy recipe; a riff on the also ridiculously easy shortbread two ways.

Nutella shortbread bites


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp. Nutella
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (unsifted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour (unsifted)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F
  2. Cream the butter until the color lightens, then cream in powdered sugar, then Nutella, then vanilla, then flour
  3. Knead briefly without adding any flour until dough is smooth (look for it to be a uniform color)
  4. Scoop dough by the teaspoon onto a parchment-paper lined cookie sheet — they’re fine just left as little rounds, no need to flatten them out
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes until very lightly browned, then transfer to a wire rack to cool
  6. Eat as is, or dust with powdered sugar as below:

These are AWESOME with coffee. Or for breakfast. Or after supper. Or as a snack. Or, um, well you get the idea.

9 thoughts on “Nutella shortbread bites

  1. Sadly, I can’t save any Nutella for recipes. I eat it straight from the jar, usually a third of a jar at a time. With swimsuit season coming up, I’ve had to ban it from my home. Too bad because these sound really good!

  2. Hey pretty lady! It’s been almost a month! I know there has to be something cooking in your kitchen! πŸ˜‰ Miss ya and your blog posts too!

  3. I think it’s silly the recepie only calls for two table spoons full of nutella. Weird. Also, shouldn’t you frost the cookies with nutella?

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