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Nutella Butter Cookie Bars

Sharing one of my favorite cookie bar recipes with you today!  These Nutella Butter Cookie Bars are the perfect dessert to surprise your family and friends. Buttery cookie crust with creamy Nutella stuffed inside.
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Cookie Bar Recipes

I had so much fun putting this buttery fantastic cookie bar 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!

Try my Salted Nutella Shortbread Bars too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

How To Make The BEST Cookie Bars

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Start by creaming your butter and sugar.

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Continue preparing until dough forms.

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

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Break out your jar of Nutella.

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Spread your Nutella over the cookie dough.


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

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

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

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Enjoy friends!

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Tips For Making The Best Cookie Bars

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie bar.
  5. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  6. Don’t overtake your cookie bars.  Bars will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  7. Let cookies cool completely before cutting into squares and storing in containers. This will keep their crispness.
  8. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Nutella Butter Cookie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie bar recipe, cookie bar recipes, cookie bars, nutella, nutella cookie bars, nutella cookies, nutella dessert recipe, nutella desserts, nutella recipe
Servings: 12
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Butter Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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?

  20. 20

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

  21. 21

    Yum! These are some of my favorite flavors too!

  22. 22
    Angelia says:

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

  23. 23
    Amy says:

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

  24. 24
    Glenda G says:

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

  25. 25
    Chloe says:

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

  26. 26
    Entisar says:

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

  27. 27
    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!

  28. 28
    Debbie S says:

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

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