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Nutella Pudding Cookies are some of the best cookies ever and this version has them all beat! Rocky Road Nutella Pudding Cookies combine Nutella and your favorite ice cream flavor from childhood!

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When I was a kid I think Rocky Road must have been my favorite ice cream. I remember eating lots of ice cream as a child, but I remember Rocky Road the most.

Or, maybe it was that my mom loved Rocky Road ice cream the best, so it’s what she bought most frequently. Moms area like that, I should know. I do it all the time.

Anyway, I remember filling a bowl of ice cream, letting it melt a bit (now, I just nuke it for 10 seconds), and then carefully segmenting out all the nuts and marshmallows and pushing them to one side of the bowl. I’d eat all the ice cream, then savor the best part – the Rocky part of the Rocky Road.

What? That’s not how everyone eats ice cream? You don’t pick out all the cookie dough pieces and leave them for last?

Huh. Must be my weird eating habits.

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Rocky Road is kind of a retro flavor. At least, it feels that way to me. I mean, I ate it a long time ago. That feels retro, right?

When my mom turned 60 in February (party post upcoming, I promise) I threw her a 50s Diner party. When deciding what desserts to make, I thought of Rocky Road because it felt a little old-fashioned…plus it’s obviously my mom’s favorite (as evidenced by my gross under eating of all other ice cream flavors as a child).

How best to make Rocky Road Cookies? Into pudding cookies of course. How to make them even more chocolatey? By using Nutella.

Obviously. SO I made  Nutella Pudding Cookies.

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I think pudding cookies are my favorite cookies to make. I’ve made so many versions. Almond and coconut and lemon. I cannot stop adding pudding to batters! For Valentine’s Day I made Nutella Chocolate Pudding Cookies – and they were my favorites yet. So when I was turning Rocky Road into cookies, I decided to add Nutella again. and make Nutella Pudding Cookies.

It was a very good choice, if I do say so myself.

These Nutella Pudding Cookies are full of chocolate flavor, from the Nutella and the chocolate pudding mix.

The dough comes together easy in just a few minutes. Then you make these a triple chocolate threat with chocolate chips. Nuts and Kraft Mallow Bits round out the Rocky Road Flavor.

(You could use mini marshmallows instead, but beware that regular marshmallows tend to melt into baked goods while in the oven. Freeze mini marshmallows before mixing them in if you’re not using the Mallow Bits. That will help less of them disappear into your cookie dough.)

The result? A soft and super chocolatey cookie with a marshmallow nutty crunch. The perfect Rocky Road…in a cookie.

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When eating my Nutella Pudding Cookies I couldn’t figure out how to save the nuts and mallow bits for last. So I had to eat the whole cookie all together. That was weird for me. 🙂

Check out all my pudding cookie recipes here!

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Rocky Road Nutella Pudding Cookies

Pudding Cookies are some of the best cookies ever and this version has them all beat! Rocky Road Nutella Pudding Cookies combine Nutella and your favorite ice cream flavor from childhood!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter — softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts — I used almonds, walnuts would be great too
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Mallow Bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk together baking soda, baking powder, and flour and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter, Nutella, and both sugars. Add the pudding package and beat until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and Mallow Bits.
  4. Scoop 1” balls of dough and place on your cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

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  3. So I made these last night and I’m in love! I had no patience for finding mallow bits so I just chopped up some mini marshmallows…done and done! They were super delicious and chocolatey!

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  5. i made these tonight and my cookies stayed in ball form and didnt look like they were gonna flatten out 🙁 i just pulled them out and i figured out that you cannot leave them in ball form. you need to flatten them a little bit. but other than that they are pretty good.

    • Hmmm, I’m sorry Charlene! I know mine stayed puffy – they didn’t get really flat like some cookies – but I didn’t have them stay in a ball. Did you chill the dough at all? That can sometimes cause them not to flatten. Also, how do you measure your flour? If there is too much flour (if it’s accidentally packed in the measuring cup) that can cause that too. At least they tasted good! 🙂

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  9. These sound awesome – but I can’t see the ingredient list, only the directions.  Would you be able to add the ingredient list to this post?

  10. There isn’t an ingredient list to be seen…not here nor on the printed page…c.an you re-post it? I can only see the directions

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