Nutella Stuffed Churro Cookies combine your favorite cinnamon and sugar churro flavor with Nutella! Buttery, soft cookies are stuffed with gooey, melty Nutella and they are so good! 

close up view of a churro cookie broken in half to expose the chocolate nutella filling

Churros bring up all of the best memories: county fairs, amusement parks, theme parks, and Friday nights wandering around Costco. Fried pastry dough coated in cinnamon sugar just can’t be beat! We want you to be able to enjoy churros anytime! The thing is, not everyone loves frying as much as we do. Enter: churro cookies.  

Churro Cookies are soft, buttery, and covered in that cinnamon sugar coating we’ve all grown to know and love, no frying required. We know, we could have stopped there, churro cookies are delicious in and of themselves, but why would we? We kicked it up a notch and stuffed our churro cookies with Nutella. You’re going to love it!

  • Stuffing Variations:

    If you would like to use chocolate instead of Nutella, we found that individually wrapped Dove chocolates are the perfect size to stuff inside a cookie! Simply unwrap the chocolate, place in the center of your dough disc, and wrap your dough around the chocolate just as we did with the Nutella.

    We are sorry to report that caramel really doesn’t work to stuff in these churro cookies. You can’t really taste the caramel, other than the added sugariness. 

  • Timing:

    If you are making chocolate stuffed churro cookies for a special occasion, you will want to plan your timing well. This recipe requires freezing drops of Nutella for 30 minutes, as well as refrigerating your prepared dough wrapped around the Nutella for another 30 minutes. To save time, you can always freeze your Nutella the night before you need it. After the 30 minutes of freezing, just take all of your frozen Nutella drops and place them in an airtight bag and back into the freezer until you’re ready to use them. 

  • Can I make these without a mixer?

    You will definitely want to use either a hand mixer or a stand mixer to cream together the butter, sugar and cream cheese. 

a batch of churro cookies stuffed with chocolate

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other delicious churro inspired recipes: