Nutella Pillow Cookies

Happy World Nutella Day! As I’ve stated before, this is one of my favorite food holidays. This event is hosted by Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso. This is now my fourth year participating, and I love thinking of what new nutella treat to concoct for the event.

This year, I made nutella pillow cookies. For a while now, I’ve been searching for a recipe that recreates the scrumptious pillow cookies from The Fresh Market. None of the recipes I found seemed to work.

So I took matters into my own hands. I used a recipe for soft sugar cookies, and made a nutella filling for the centers. They came out even better than I hoped. The only thing I would change was to use a little more filling in each cookie. The more nutella, the better!

adapted from Hostess With The Mostess

Nutella Pillow Cookies

Nutella Pillow Cookies


2 sticks butter, softened
½ c sugar
½ c light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
½ tsp almond extract
3 c flour
1 Tbs baking powder
½ tsp salt
Nutella filling
⅔ c nutella
1 ½ tsp flour
Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour and both sugars in a large bowl. Beat until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, and beat after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extract and beat another minute. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly, and mix well.
  2. Form dough into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least an hour.
  3. In a small bowl, stir nutella and flour together. Roll cookie dough on a very lightly floured surface and cut into 2-inch squares. Place half the cookie dough squares onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon (or pipe) about 2 tsp of nutella mixture into the center the squares. Top cookies with the remaining cookie dough squares and pinch edges to seal.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges just start to turn golden. Do not over bake. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a rack to cool. Once cooled, dust the tops of the cookies with powdered sugar.


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Sweet Comments:

  1. Wow, coincidentally I purchased nutella for the first time last night (I’ve had it once before). I guess I celebrated a little early by dipping that spoon into the jar a few times before bed.

  2. You are an evil genius! These looks amazing!

  3. Drool…these look amazing. I must have some soon!!!!!

  4. Not to self-promote, but I totally am going to right now. As soon as I saw your caption on foodgawker, I knew I had to follow the link because I also searched low and high for an almond pillow cookie recipe and came up with one myself. Not the same, but in my opinion, really good.

    Definitely think I”ll have to make yours, because I always have a jar of nutella handy in my pantry 🙂

  5. OMG must make these asap although I don’t think they will look as good as yours (hopefully they will taste as good, though)!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Just so you know, in the beginning of the recipe you say “combine flour and both sugars.” This should probably be “combine BUTTER and both sugars”, since you mention flour twice in the recipe and butter is never mentioned. Besides that, this looks delicious and I can’t wait to make them.

  7. Anonymous, thanks for the edit! Fixed the recipe.

  8. Anonymous says:

    hi can someone please tell me how much one stick of butter is in grams?

  9. Anonymous,
    I just measured it – one stick of butter is 115 grams.


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