Nutella Ricotta Cookies

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This recipe for Nutella Ricotta Cookies creates a cake-like cookies, that's not too sweet but beyond delicious.

I don’t know if you’ve realized this yet, but I have an affinity for Nutella. I’ve created Nutella marshmallows out of sheer craving, and I post pictures of any Nutella-based treats I find onto my Instagram page. I have a problem, you guys. When I decided that we needed a new cookie to leave for Daddy Santa, Nutella immediately entered my mind. Once I looked in the fridge and saw some leftover ricotta cheese chilling in the back, the light bulb over my head exploded. Nutella Ricotta Cookies were now on the menu.

Nutella ricotta cookies - soft, cake-like cookies that aren't too sweet but so delicious

This recipe for Nutella ricotta cookies is really easy and even with the addition of Nutella, it’s not overly sweet. If you love soft, cake-like cookies, these are for you. If you love chocolate cookies without having actual chocolate chips in them, then these cookies are definitely for you. Plus, I’m sure Santa will enjoy them.

 Nutella ricotta cookies - soft, cake-like cookies that aren't too sweet but so delicious

Nutella Ricotta Cookies

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in egg, Nutella, vanilla and ricotta cheese.
Combine flour, salt and baking soda; blend into ricotta mixture.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 12 to 14 minutes; the cookies will look soft and spongy once baked completely.
Remove from oven, let cool and enjoy!

Yields 24 servings

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  1. 12.20.13

    You had me at Nutella. Seriously, it’s one of my favorite things in the world, so I will eat ANYTHING with Nutella in it.

  2. 12.20.13
    Val said:

    This looks great. A different twist with the ricotta cheese. Pinning to try later..

  3. 12.20.13

    Thank you so much for sharing this – I was actually thinking if there is a recipe that involves nutella since Im sure it would be yummy – I’ll definitely be trying this one out!

  4. 12.20.13

    Oh goodness, those look amazing! Yes Please, I would love a bite!

  5. 12.20.13
    amanda said:

    my kids LOOOOOOVE nutella. I haven’t thought to add ricotta into cookies but that sounds like it worked out well for you.

  6. 12.20.13
    Lawna said:

    Oh wow, these sound amazing! I would have never thought to pair ricotta cheese with nutella. I just recently started using Nutella and it is sooo good!

  7. 12.20.13

    Soft cookies are the best. The recipe seems nice and simple. Gotta try it one weekend for a treat.

  8. 12.20.13
    melanie said:

    Oh wow these so amazing. I have to try this recipe. We love Nutella at our home.

  9. 12.20.13
    Michele said:

    I seriously like Nutella but since becoming diabetic have not gone near it–maybe I should pick up a jar and read the carb-sugar content–maybe it is not that bad for me?

  10. 12.20.13

    I would love to make these, my husband hates ricotta cheese so I would not have to share!!

  11. 12.20.13

    Now they sound yummy I do love a bit of nutella from time to time 🙂 x

  12. 12.20.13
    Pam said:

    This looks like a cookie that would be good for Santa (mom) in our family too! Yum, Nutella!

  13. 12.20.13

    Ohhh I can tell you that my daughter would be sooooooo happy if I made these cookies for her 🙂

  14. 12.20.13
    Theresa said:

    Oh, how I love Nutella. Every time I make my girls a Nutella sandwich, I take a heading spoonful out for myself. It’s such a guilty little pleasure! The cookies sound awesome!

  15. 12.21.13
    Annie Mai said:

    Don’t show this to the hubs or I’ll be in trouble, haha. He absolutely loves Nutella!

  16. 12.21.13
    Pam said:

    I need to incorporate Nutella more into my baking. Thanks for this recipe, I am going to try it out. It looks and sounds delicious.

  17. 12.21.13

    Wow the kids and hubby would LOVE this. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to have to get this done for them when we come back from vacation.

  18. 12.21.13
    katherine said:

    These look gorgeous and delicious! Now I’m tempted!

  19. 12.21.13

    I’ve never tried Nutella, but these cookies sound amazing! I have tried other hazelnut spreads and just need to suck it up and try Nutella! I love the others!

  20. 12.21.13
    teresa mccluskey said:

    I love Nutella! Never thought of adding it to cookies though yummy! Def making some soon!

  21. 12.21.13

    You had me at Nutella. We actually grew up in this stuff in Spain so I know that everything tastes better with it. This recipe looks delicious.

  22. 12.21.13
    Corinne said:

    My kids love Nutella AND cookies. I bet they will love these!

  23. 12.21.13
    Mel Cole said:

    Haven’t tried Nutella in my cookies yet. your recipe looks good! delicious cookies!

  24. 12.22.13
    Lolo said:

    You had me at Nutella! Those look yummy!

  25. 12.22.13

    Drool! My family and I love Nutella, so this would be such a treat indeed!

  26. 12.25.13
    Vikki said:

    I love ricotta cookies and was looking to see how other people make them, than I came across your recipe. Boy am I glad I did. Just took the first batch out, they’re amazing. My only complaint….I didn’t make a double batch. But I will next time. Mine didn’t come out as dark as the one in the picture, but that’s fine, the taste is what counts. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks!!!

    • 12.27.13
      Amiyrah said:

      Thanks so much Vikki! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them.