These Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting are a double dose of nutella and are perfect for the holidays! If you love the flavors of nutella, then you will love this easy Christmas Cookie Recipe.

Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting

Nutella Sugar Cookies

Ready or not, the holidays are here! After such a crazy year, I can think of nothing better than digging in to holiday baking with my family and eating lots and lots of delicious Christmas cookies! Everyone loves sugar cookies and they are such a classic Christmas cookie recipe. This recipe has nutella in the cookie and nutella in the frosting so it is packed with chocolate hazelnut flavor!

Easy Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe with Frosting

Why use brown sugar in your sugar cookie recipe?

When you swap out the white sugar for brown in your cookie recipe, some amazing things happen! The brown sugar adds richness and that delicious molasses flavor. Brown sugar makes for a denser and moister cookie, so these won’t dry up and get hard on your cookie platter! They also freeze really well.

Nutella Frosted Brown Sugar Cookies

You could serve these brown sugar cookies just as is, but since it is Christmas time, more is more, right? The addition of nutella frosting makes these even better. My kids love helping frosting and decorating these cookies. You could swap out the sprinkles for any color and make these any time of the year. A nutella frosted cookie always hits the spot! These piping bags make it so easy for your kids to help pipe and decorate. 

Brown Sugar Nutella Cookies

Nutella Recipes

If you are looking for a simpler recipe, I have a gluten free nutella cookie recipe that is perfect anytime of the year! If you are a true nutella fan, you must try my nutella cinnamon rolls! If you need an impressive cake recipe, this Nutella and Raspberry Crumble will wow your guests!

Nutella Sugar Cookies

Looking for more easy Christmas cookie recipes?

The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

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Chocolate Covered Raspberry Coconut Macaroons


How to make Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting

How to make brown sugar cookies with nutella frosting

The frosting is super simple and only uses three ingredients! Powdered sugar, nutella, and heavy cream.

Nutella Frosting

Seriously, how cute are these cookies? They will be absolutely adorable at Christmas time! And Santa loves nutella, too!


Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting

These delicious Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting is the ultimate cookie for a nutella lover!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Servings 24 cookies
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Nutella Frosting

  • ¼ cup Nutella
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • Optional Toppings: Sprinkles


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the brown sugar, butter and vanilla using an electric hand mixer
  2. Add the egg and Nutella and mix until combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mix. Use the mixer to form the dough. It may take a couple of minutes.
  5. Chill the dough in the fridge for 1 hour , which makes it easier to roll.
  6. After one hour chill time, preheat oven to 350°F
  7. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  8. Roll out the dough to ½ inch thick and cut out cookies into desired shape
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the bottom is lightly golden brown.
  10. Cool on a wire rack to room temperature before frosting.

  11. Frosting:  Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine until smooth. Frost cookies and decorate with sprinkles if desired.

Recipe Notes

The amount of cookies you get is determined by the size cookie cutter you  use.

Brown Sugar Cookies with Nutella Frosting

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