Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Swirl

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Swirl from @freshandfoodie

The second I saw a picture of these cookies on Pinterest (which may be the most awesome website ever created), I knew I had to make them. Those of you who have been coming around here a while already know that I’m extremely obsessed with peanut butter, so when I saw these cookies it’s almost as if they spoke to me. And if that weren’t enough, there’s Nutella, too.

Need I say more? Just make them already.

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Swirl

Slightly modified from Delightful Bitefuls

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or chunky
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • A generous drizzle of Nutella (I didn’t measure — use as much as you’d like!)
  • A tablespoon or so of coarse sea salt
Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Swirl from @freshandfoodie

How you do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla and mix with a hand mixer until well blended.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, making sure to scrape the bowl occasionally.
  4. Once the batter is well mixed, use a spoon to drizzle Nutella on top of the dough. Don’t be shy! Once you’ve added the desired amount, use a butter knife to swirl the Nutella into the dough. Chill dough 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Scoop dough onto a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet (this recipe makes approximately 20 cookies depending on size). Using a fork, lightly press down on each cookie to create the classic grid marks, then sprinkle each with a bit of sea salt.
  6. Bake until edges are very lightly browned; about 10 minutes. Allow cookies to rest for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

24 thoughts on “Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Nutella Swirl

  1. Yes yes and YES! That looks absolutely amazing…I made Nutella swirl cookies not too long ago and they were absolutely yummy. Yours look even better than mine! YUM

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  3. WOW! These sound unreal, and so unique! I’m planning on baking up a cookie storm this weekend, so I might just need to add these to our list 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

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