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Nutella Stuffed Deep Dish Gingerbread Cookie with Browned Butter and Chocolate Chips

Crispy on the outside and fudgy on the inside, this cookie is full of festive flavours! Loaded with chocolate chips and Nutella, kids and adults will demolish this at Christmas time. Created for one of Australia's top online recipe sites: Best Recipes
Servings: 20
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites


  • 1 1/4 cup butter*
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup (or molasses)
  • 3/4 cup dark or milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Nutella , melted (or this homemade Nutella recipe)


  • Preheat oven to 176°C | 350°F. Line a 22cm | 9-inch pie dish (or a cast iron skillet) with baking paper and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan on medium-high heat until it rises and begins to froth. Reduce heat and allow to simmer while occasionally stirring until it begins to turn a golden brown colour. Take off the heat and allow to cool down to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Set aside. In a smaller bowl or jug, whisk the cooled butter, brown and white sugars until smooth and combined. Whisk in the egg and golden syrup.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing slowly with a wooden spoon until just combined and a smooth dough forms. Fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips.
  • Spoon half of the cookie dough into the pan and smooth out on top with the back of a metal spoon. Evenly pour the melted Nutella over the base.
  • Then, add the remaining cookie dough over the Nutella in small pieces, pressing down gently until the Nutella is completely and evenly covered. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top layer comes out semi-clean (the cookie will be gooey inside, so the toothpick may come out a little dirty. That's ok!). Then, top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream!


*Browning the butter will reduce the 1 1/4 cups measurement to just over 3/4 cups. This is normal.
**This recipe can be halved and baked in an 8-inch pie dish/skillet, to reduce calorie and fat content.