Gluten Free Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

Monday, March 17, 2014

These crunchy peanut butter Nutella cookies are a cookie lover's fantasy. Crispy on the outside with a slightly chewy center, they are proper, American-style cookies & they won't stick around for long!
Crunchy Peanut Butter #Nutella Cookies | Anyonita Nibbles | These delicious cookies are crispy on the outside & chewy inside & they're made in the food processor.

Yield 12 to 18 cookies

Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies

I inherited a trait from my mother: I prefer my baked goods slightly doughy and nearly under-done in the center. Brownies, bread rolls and especially chocolate chip and sugar cookies must be teetering on the edge of raw in order for me to enjoy them.

Except for peanut butter cookies. I want my peanut butter cookies crispy and crunchy around the edges and slightly chewy but not doughy in the middle. And I want them rolled in sugar. With a hint of vanilla. And with Nutella. That bit is a new discovery. Warning: these cookies will become your new favorite.

Close up of crunchy #peanutbutter #nutella #cookies

This is a recipe that resulted from having a sweet tooth and no eggs in the house and not very much patience. These are seriously the easiest, lazy person cookies on the planet. Even the ingredients are lazy: it's either 1 measure or half measure of everything. It's not just the ingredients that get the lazy treatment; at best, the making of these cookies is entirely passive. I just chuck everything into the food processor and keep my hands clean.

Pour some sugar on me! Check out that sugar on these crunchy peanut butter Nutella cookies | Anyonita Nibbles

Until it comes to rolling the dough into balls. But, that's what children are for. They love that sort of thing, don't they?  The only issue is when they help you make food, they always feel entitled to helping you eat some. And these are the kind of cookies that you won't want to share. Good thing the recipe makes over a dozen. You can squirrel six away and pretend like you only made 12. Not that I'd ever do that. :)

Peanut butter Nutella cookies made in the food processor |Anyonita Nibbles
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For the crunchy peanut butter Nutella cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 cup sugar, 1/2 brown and 1/2 granulated

  • I use a food processor make the dough, but you could just use a bowl and spoon.
  • You will want to strain the chalaza (stringy white bit)  from the egg like so:
Strain the chalaza from your egg so your baking won't taste too eggy | Anyonita Nibbles

Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies before baking | Anyonita Nibbles


Crunchy Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies
  1. Preheat your oven to 175C/340F. 
  2. Put peanut butter, Nutella and sugars in a food processor with a knife blade attachment. Pulse until combined.
  3. Strain the chalaza from the egg and discard. Add the egg to the Nutella mix along with the baking soda and vanilla. Process until all ingredients come together and a soft dough forms.
  4. Weigh out scoops of the dough weighing between 27 and 30 grams each to ensure that the cookies are the same size and cook evenly.
  5. Roll the weighed portions into balls and then roll the balls into the sugar.
  6. Place on a silicone or paper-lined baking tray and use a fork to press down on each cookie in a criss-cross patten. Leave enough space between the cookies because they will spread. You may need to bake them in batches of 6 to 8. 
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, turning half way through.
  8. Cool on tray 4 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies | Anyonita Nibbles
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  1. G'day While I am not a big Nutella fan Anyonita, your cookies look yum!
    I "might" have to try Nutella again!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. Oh these look delicious! I LOVE Nutella, a little obsessed you could say. :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Gosh no flour? These sound amazing. i love peanut butter cookies but haven't come across any like this. I've bookmarked!

  4. You are ON POINT! These look so delicious! Pinning to my desserts board!

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  6. Heaven, that's what this looks like! Shared and pinned again!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  7. These look so simple. I'm a fan of both nutella and peanut butter. I have stumbled and pinned this for later.

  8. I don't usually like PB cookies, but these sound amazing! (Why am I not surprised!) :o)

  9. YES! I am the same way and love my cookies a tad "underdone". Same with breadsticks! Your peanut butter cookie recipe sounds fantastic. Pinning!

  10. I love Nutella and Peanut Butter! These look and sound fantastic!

  11. You had me at Nutella. These sound great!

  12. These sound delicious! Yum!

  13. My kiddos would love this. We are big peanut butter and Nutella fans! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  14. My daughter loves Nutella and Peanut Butter! I'm going to bake your cookies and share (maybe) with her!

  15. Winning combination and oh-so-easy to do! I like the fact that it can all be whipped up in the food processor. Oh too good to be true. You need to send this to me via Royal Mail!!!

  16. Thanks for linking to What'd You Do This Weekend. These cookies look awesome.


  17. I have not tried combining nutella and peanut butter though I do love both! These cookies look so delicious!

  18. They look delicious, and have no doubt they will taste amazing too, as all your recipes do!

  19. I could never resist a delicious cookie, especially with this combination. Wonderful!

  20. Oooooh, these look so lovely. Mmm.....

  21. Good Morning Anyonita, I am partial to Nutella and I remember buying it years ago when my daughters were little girls.... now that is a long time ago. When I first bought Nutella, it seemed strange to eat chocolate on toast.... but once I tasted Nutella, there was no going back.... I was smitten.
    I love your cookies and now that my girls are older and do not live at home..... these lovely biscuits do not need to be shared.... how fabulous is that!
    Best Wishes

    1. Hahaha i know EXACTLY what you mean, Daphne! It took me YEARS to try Nutella because until I was pregnant, I hated chocolate. Like you, I was smitten from the first bite! I think that should be their slogan :) I'm jealous of you not having to share your cookies! lol :) Can't remember the last time I had a whole biscuit to myself, seems like there's always a little mouth waiting for a nibble!

  22. Wow, you're making me wish I had some Nutella in the house right now. Adding to my grocery list. Yum! Love that you call these a lazy person's cookies. Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

  23. These cookies look fantastic, a must try! #Peanutbutter&Nutella

  24. I wonder if you can underbake these for a more chewy cookie .... they sound wonderful--YUM!1

    1. They bake so quickly, that you'd have to be pretty fast to catch them before they're done! :) As they are, they are chewy at the middle and have crunchy edges,though!


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