Caramel Nutella Crisps

These caramel Nutella crisps are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. So sweet and chewy you won’t be able to eat just one.

Caramel Nutella Crisps by Nutmeg Nanny

I have died and gone to heaven. This is how I feel about these delicious little gems of a cookie. A HUGE thank you goes out to Jen of My Kitchen Addiction for inventing these cookies. I saw them on her site in the beginning on December and knew I had to make them for Christmas. Everything about them screams deliciousness.

Nutella – Check
Milk Dud – Check
Sugar – Check

Caramel Nutella Crisps by Nutmeg Nanny

My favorite part about the cookie is the texture of the melted milk dud. It creates a chewy center while still keeping a nice crisp edge. Which I have officially decided is my favorite combination. I also loved how some of the caramel oozed out of the cookie. Yum! I recommend making these cookies immediately. They are not complicated and taste amazing.

Caramel Nutella Crisps by Nutmeg Nanny


Caramel Nutella Crisps

These caramel Nutella crisps are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie platter. So sweet and chewy you won't be able to eat just one.


1 1/2 cups unsalted butter - softened
1 1/4 cups Nutella
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar - packed
4 eggs
4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Milk Duds (approximately 10 ounces)
Additional granulated sugar for coating cookies (about 1/2 cup)


In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, Nutella, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs one at a time.

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture. Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least an hour. (I made my dough on Saturday night and didn't make the cookies until Monday and they turned out great)

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350Β°F. Scoop out rounded tablespoons of the cookie dough, and press a Milk Dud into the center of each. Roll into a ball, and toss in the extra sugar, coating the outside of the cookie dough. Place on an un-greased baking sheet, leaving about two inches in between cookies.

Bake for about 9-10 minutes (be careful not to over-bake, or the cookies will not be as soft and chewy). Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (if you can resist eating them for that long!).

35 Responses to “Caramel Nutella Crisps”

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    Sue — December 22, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    WOW! Can’t go wrong with these ingredients! I especially love Nutella! YUM!

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    Heavenly Housewife — December 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    To die for. I can send you my address and you can mail me some if you’d like πŸ˜€

  3. #
    Amanda — December 22, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Oh man! Bookmarking this for sure! πŸ˜‰

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — December 22, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    No one can go wrong with Nutella and caramel! I am very very sure these cookies taste fantastic!

  5. #
    jenn — December 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I think it’s time for an early snack.

  6. #
    Beth @ 990 Square — December 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    caramel and nutella? oh my.

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    grace — December 22, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    i must confess, i don’t like milk duds. i don’t think that’d affect my intake of these cookies, though. caramel is a powerful force. πŸ™‚

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    Nicole — December 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    You had me at Nutella…

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    Dorothy — December 22, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Those sound fabulous! Although if I made them I don’t know how many would actually have Milk Duds in them, since too many would end up in belly before they made it into the cookie…

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    Kitchen Butterfly — December 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    My daughter would love these….she’s a nutella chic!

  11. #
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — December 22, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, those sound just perfect, yum!

  12. #
    Reeni — December 22, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    What a scrumptious combo! I’ve never had a milk dud in a cookie. But it’s a delicious idea!

  13. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — December 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Yay! So glad you liked them. I think yours look prettier than mine, too πŸ™‚ By the way… If I don’t “talk” to you before then, have a Merry Christmas!

  14. #
    Jen — December 23, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Your description of these cookies is making me drool! Thay look and sound amazing! Milk duds? Who knew!

  15. #
    nutmegnanny — December 23, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Sue: I know the ingrediants are fantastic :)…..and delicious!!!

    Heavenly Housewife: Sure thing!

    Amanda: I hope you like them πŸ™‚

    Angie: Oh they do indeed!

    Jenn: It’s never to early for a cookie πŸ™‚

    Beth: It’s sooooo delicious!

    Grace: Oh no not a milk dud lover….well it’s mostly the chewy caramel center that will suck you in πŸ™‚

    Nicole: Hahaha.

    Dorothy: Hahaha I was eating the leftover milk duds like they were going out of style…haha.

    Kitchen Butterfly: I hope she loves them!

    Natasha: Yum indeed!!! πŸ™‚

    Reeni: Candy stuffed into a cookie should be something I do more often….how can you go wrong? πŸ™‚

    Jen: No no no yours were beautiful! Which is why I wanted to try them πŸ™‚

    Jen: Don’t drool too much just go make some πŸ™‚

  16. #
    Mimi — December 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Yum. I gain weight just reading your recipes.

  17. #
    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best — December 23, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    These cookies look wonderful!!!

  18. #
    Barbara — December 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    I have a chocolate Rollo cookie recipe that is wonderful, but Nutella and caramel sounds even better! I’ve bookmarked this recipe!

  19. #
    Alexandra — December 24, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Okay. This recipe is a must. Nutella and Caramel? Holy crap, yes, please, now.

  20. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — December 24, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Mimi: No gaining weight!…haha

    Christine: Thanks!

    Barbara: Wow chocolate rollo sounds great too!

    Alexandra: Haha yes it’s one of those “you have to try immediately” recipes… πŸ™‚

  21. #
    marla (Family Fresh Cooking) — December 24, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    OK, I can see the hankering need to make these cookies. You are right, all the essentials are in these to make the perfect treat! Love the crispy/chewy/sugar thing you got going on. Lovely photos!

  22. #
    donna — December 26, 2009 at 9:32 am

    These sound totally addicting and oh so delicious. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  23. #
    Blond Duck — December 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  24. #
    Veronica — December 26, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t check your blog often enough! I can’t believe I missed out on this. Oh well, it’s never too late for a cookie like this. (Although I would have liked to share them at the Christmas eve party!) Oh, did you know that wordpress now has an “email subscribe” widget? I hope you add it b/c I hardly ever check blogs through feeds–I mostly check the ones that I get email updates from. I would LOVE to subscribe to yours b/c I love to bake and you have a lot of wonderful recipes.

  25. #
    Faith — December 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Oooh, these little beauties look delicious! I can imagine how fantastic the nutella and caramel taste together! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas!

  26. #
    nora@ffr — December 27, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    nutella and caremel is the best!! yummmiiiieee!!! nutmeg nanny i wish you a very happy holidays and hope ye had a wonderful Christmas!! happy new year!! πŸ˜€

  27. #
    Claudia — December 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Oh – Christmas is over and I didn’t see these. Well, I will need to rectify that for the New Year. So scrumptious! Grand ingredients and a little sugar addition never hurt anyone – especially in December.

  28. #
    Carolyn Jung — January 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I have a good foodie friend who doesn’t like Nutella. Can you believe that? I shake my head at her! Hah.
    Anything with Nutella in it is perfection to me. Heck, Nutella just on its own is pretty dang hard to beat, too. πŸ˜‰

  29. #
    daisy — August 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm i thought the thing i loved most in this world was caramel. and then i ate nutella. and now im going to eat these.

  30. #
    Sharon — January 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Found your fab looking cookies on a Pinterest Nutella hunt – can’t wait to try them this weekend. I linked to your site on my site today and flaunted one of your cookie photos – hope you don’t mind. I know lots of my friends/readers will love exploring your site! πŸ™‚

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    Erin — December 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Just curious about how many cookies the recipe makes? Thanks!

    • Brandy replied: — December 3rd, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

      Hi Erin! It should make somewhere around 4-5 dozen cookies. Hope you enjoy them!


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