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Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

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These Nutella Butter Cookie Bars are the perfect dessert to surprise your family and friends. Buttery cookie crust with creamy Nutella stuffed inside.
Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

I had so much fun putting this recipe together.  Talk about all of my favorite flavors into one fabulous bar.  Buttery cookie crust with Nutella center….oh my goodness.  Heaven!!

Hope you enjoy!

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Start by creaming your butter and sugar.

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Continue preparing until dough forms.

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Place half of your cookie dough into the bottom of your baking dish.

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Break out your jar of Nutella.

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Spread your Nutella over the cookie dough.


Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Once the Nutella is spread, top with remaining cookie dough.

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Gently press the dough to cover most of the Nutella and it’s time to bake!

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Seriously!!  Can’t wait for you to try this one!

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Enjoy friends!

Nutella Butter Cookie Bars


Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Nutella Butter Cookie BarsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 35 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant jello pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup Nutella


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper
  2. Place softened butter and sugar into a large bowl, mix until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla, mixing to combine. Add flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar. Mix until dough forms.
  3. Press half of dough into bottom of baking sheet. Spread Nutella over dough and spoon the rest of dough over Nutella. Press dough carefully covering most of Nutella, but doesn’t have to be perfectly covered. Bake for 35 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool completely. Cut into squares and serve room temperature.

Makes 9 Servings

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    Nutella! Yummy! these bars look amazing!

  2. 2
    Sharon says:

    What flavor pudding mix?

  3. 3
    Ann says:

    Yum! These look delish, and easy too! Thanks!

  4. 4

    I need to come and bake with you for a day! You have the best desserts!! Bring on the nutella!

  5. 5

    I just love your endless cookie recipes- they make me so happy! (and hungry!)

  6. 6
    Naomi says:

    That Nutella center- yes!!!

  7. 7

    These bars look like the ultimate treat!!

  8. 8

    Wow, these look so good! So simple, too 🙂

  9. 9
    Rachel says:

    These look so good!!!

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    Perfect for my sweet tooth!!

  11. 11

    I could easily polish off a plateful of these bars!

  12. 12
    Maria says:

    I think I just got a cavity looking at these amazing bars!

  13. 13
    Stacy says:

    Should the pudding mix be vanilla?

  14. 14
    TomHenry says:

    thank very good good ”
    Game Ark

  15. 15
    Hala says:

    Hello.. what flavor is the pudding mix? vanilla?

  16. 16

    Jenny, I wholeheartedly approve of this recipe! 🙂 I love that it’s so easy to pull together, but it’s undoubtedly delicious with the combination of Nutella and buttery cookie. Yum!

  17. 17

    These look INCREDIBLE! What’s not to love about a quick and easy Nutella recipe? YUM!

  18. 18

    Be still my heart! EVERYTHING is better with nutella! Cannot wait to whip these up and enjoy with friends – pinned!

  19. 19
    Maria says:

    These look great, but I also have to ask: what flavor pudding? I would guess vanilla?

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    […] Nutella Butter Cookie Bars – Picky Palate Anything with Nutella is a yes. […]

  21. 21

    Anything with nutella gets my attention, but a recipe this simple?? I love it even more!

  22. 22

    Yum! These are some of my favorite flavors too!

  23. 23
    Angelia says:

    Pudding mix flavor? i would love to make these properly!

  24. 24
    Amy says:

    I didn’t have vanilla pudding mix so I used Coconut Creme, it was very good!

  25. 25
    Glenda G says:

    What kind of pudding mix for the Nutella Butter Cookie Bars?

  26. 26
    Chloe says:

    Is the cream of tartar essential, or can I leave it out?

  27. 27
    Entisar says:

    We do not have cream of tartar where I live.. Can we substitute it with anything?

  28. 28
    Diane says:

    Will you PLEASE answer all the questions about the pudding flavor??? Jeesh…don’t just publish this and not give a correct recipe. Just in case you don’t know….baking is very precise. If you’ve actually made these it would be nice to know the correct recipe!

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    […] Nutella Butter Cookie Bars (Picky Palate) I’ve definitely been on a Nutella kick recently and these look fabulous. […]

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    Debbie S says:

    What flavor of instant pudding mix did you use? This recipe looks amazing!

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