Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies – Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies - Recipe

Why, hello! If you’re here for some Christmas Cookies, you’re in luck! At the bottom of this post you’ll find a Christmas Cookie Party link up of other scrumptious looking cookies from some amazing bloggers. They’re all perfect for Christmas giving, leaving out for Santa, or indulging in all by yourself. 

A lot of the recipes I post on here are gluten free. It’s funny because no one in my household has a diagnosed gluten intolerance or allergy (I say “diagnosed” because I have my suspicions about my husband, but that’s a whole other story). I kind of fell into cooking this way because I gravitate towards whatever cooking options give me the most nutrients per bite. Cupcakes made with beans instead of flour? Sure! Biscuits made with almonds instead of wheat? Okay! Having two little skinny minis will do that to you, I guess.

But anyway, these chocolate hazelnut cookies, or Nutella cookies if you prefer, are gluten free…again. They kind of came together as an accident. I was playing around with almond butter cookies, and when I found a winner I thought – This would be awesome with Nutella. And they are awesome. They’re the kind of cookies that are soft and fudgy (fudgey? how do you spell fudge-y?) in the middle and crisp on the outside.


Also, they’re EASY. Three ingredients. THREE ingredients! Chocolate hazelnut spread (like Nutella), almond flour, egg. That’s all. In my last batch I threw in some sea salt, and let me tell you, I loved it with the salt. I know not everyone is a fan of salt and chocolate, so I left that as optional. They’re still good without it.


But onto more urgent matters. Christmas is coming. I hear people love to give cookies as gifts for Christmas. I’m giving you a super easy cookie recipe that makes cookies people will think you slaved over.

Merry Christmas from me to you.

Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: about one dozen cookies


  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until just combined.
  3. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place evenly spaced on parchment, foil or baking mat lined cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes.

Do you give and receive cookies for Christmas? What are your favorite cookies to make and get?

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