Gluten Free Hazelnut Nutella Cookies

Gluten Free Hazelnut Nutella Cookies - Soft oat flour chocolate biscuits, rolled in hazelnuts and filled with a gooey chocolate centre.
Course Cookies
Cuisine British
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Author Nicky Corbishley


  • 65 g softened unsalted butter
  • 65 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 75 g oat flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 20 g cocoa powder check it's gluten free, as not all brands are
  • 4 tbsp chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • 5 tsp Nutella plus another 2 tbsp. for decorating the cookies


  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until well mixed. Add in the egg and almond extract and stir to combine. Add in the oat flour, ground almonds and cocoa powder and mix with a wooden spoon. Cover the bowl in clingfilm and refrigerate for 90-120 minutes.
  • Pre-heat your oven to 170c and line two baking trays with silicone baking mats or baking parchment. Put to one side. Pour out the chopped hazelnuts onto a plate.
  • Take the cookie dough out of the fridge and scoop out a heaped tsp (approx. 25g). Roll into a ball, then flatten in your hands. Pat your hand into the hazelnuts on the plate so they cover one side. Turn the dough over, and drop 1/2 a tsp of Nutella in the middle. Wrap the cookie dough around the Nutella and seal the edges so you form a ball. Sprinkle on a few more chopped hazelnuts so it's nicely covered. Place onto the baking tray and repeat until you use up all of the cookie dough. You should get approx. 10 cookies altogether. Place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool further. You can drizzle or pipe on the remaining Nutella whilst the cookies are still a little warm.


These cookies are best eaten on the same day or the following day so long as they're wrapped and placed in a sealed container.
Nutritional Information is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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