These easy to make Nutella Pudding Cookies only require four ingredients. So crunchy, fudgy, and insanely delicious that you might want to make a double batch!
My two teens have gotten into baking and cooking. I have taught them how to make a few meals and now there are several things they can make themselves on nights when I’m too busy to cook. Vanessa likes making dessert for our friends and family when they come to visit.
Both of them also like playing what they call “The Food Game” with friends. They take turns whipping up concoctions in the kitchen and feeding them to their friends who have their eyes closed. To make it more enjoyable, they try to make the most delicious things. One of their favorite ingredients is Nutella. Although the game can make a rather big mess in my kitchen, it keeps them entertained and they are actually learning by experimenting!
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We checked out a couple of teen cookbooks from the library and they’ve tried making some of the recipes. One of them was for some easy peanut butter truffles with Rice Krispies in them. It was a great recipe for them to make because it turned out fantastic and it was easy to follow.
So, I started looking online for other easy recipes. I knew there was a four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that my sister-in-law gave to me, which I made but then misplaced. While searching for that recipe, I came across a fabulous recipe by Picky Palate for Peanut Butter Pudding Cookies and wondered if I could do something similar using Nutella.
Sure enough…it worked! These Nutella Pudding Cookies are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. To make the cookies, mix together Jell-O instant chocolate pudding, Nutella, and an egg. Use a small cookie scoop to make balls of dough and roll them in sanding sugar (or sugar crystal sprinkles). Place them on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat, or parchment paper, and use a fork to make a crosshatch on the top of each cookie before baking it.
These Nutella Pudding Cookies only make a small batch which is good if you are making them for one or two people, but if you are cooking for a family you will need a double batch.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together dry chocolate pudding mix, Nutella, and the egg.
- Use a small cookie scoop (mine was the 1 tablespoon size) to form balls.
- Roll cookie dough balls in the sugar.
- Place on a cookie sheet covered with a silicone baking mat (or parchment paper) and used a fork to make a crosshatch on each cookie.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Recipe updated from original posted August 2014