Bake or Break Nutella Oatmeal Cookies

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Total Time
5 mins
3 mins

I have a wonderful relationship with Nutella. It's manna from heaven. It's ambrosia straight from the Elysian Fields. It's delicious in cakes, ice creams, spread on bread and licked off a loved one's fingers. I found this recipe on a favorite food blog, Bake or Break. It had the magic word it in: Nutella! The minute I read the blog entry I knew I had to try these out. These are amazingly easy-to-make cookies with a powerful Nutella flavor. You would think that with Nutella in the recipe that would be enough, but noooooooooo! There's also a heavy, heady dose of cocoa in there, so it's chocolate overload. And what's so bad about that? I find it very hard to share these cookies, I really have to love you to let you have one out of my stash.

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  • 118.29 ml butter
  • 118.29 ml milk
  • 414.03 ml sugar
  • 118.29 ml cocoa
  • 4.92 ml almond liqueur
  • 118.29 ml nutella (like Pralinutta) or 118.29 ml chocolate hazelnut spread (like Pralinutta)
  • 709.77 ml rolled oats (don't you dare use instant!)


  1. In a saucpan, over medium-high heat (don't go too high), combine the butter, milk, sugar and cocoa.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. A wooden spoon (or one of those new silicon thingies) works best.
  3. Reduce the heat and continue boiling (softly bubbling) for 3 minutes.
  4. Keep stirring. Don't stop stirring.
  5. Remove from heat and add the almond liqueur. I've also used chocolate liqueur.
  6. Add the Nutella and mix well with the wooden spoon (or silicon thingy).
  7. Add the oats and mix well.
  8. Very quickly now, drop by the teaspoonfull onto parchment paper. The original recipe calls for wax paper, but I don't use that stuff. I don't even know anyone who uses that stuff.
  9. Allow the cookies to set.
  10. Share if you dare.
Most Helpful

4 5

In my opinion, these were good, but not better than my own no-bake cookies. My BF, however, who hates no-bake cookies loved these and couldn't stop eating them. I think I was just expecting a more Nutella-taste. But I did use dutch process cocoa, so that may have overtaken the Nutella. Still very good and set up perfectly, unlike a lot of no-bake cookies.

4 5

anything with Nutella is my friend your description of it is very apt

3 5

Though I am a huge fan of Nutella, these cookies were a bit too sweet for me. Prefer the no-bake peanutbutter cookies.