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Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

Bowtie Cookies on a wood board.

It’s been forever since I posted, but with just a few days left until Christmas, I’m down to the wire with this one last cookie recipe I wanted to share Before Christmas. Otherwise it will sit as a half-finished post until next December.

Nutella Cookies on a wire rack.

These little bite-sized cookies are really fun to make. They takes a few steps, but they are super easy. The recipe makes a ton of cookies and they’re perfect to make to fill a bunch of cookie trays or serve for a party. With the powdered sugar making them look like they are dusted with snow, they would be great to serve at a New Year’s Eve Party.

Bowtie Cookies with Nutella on a wooden board.

A simple dough of flour, cream cheese, and butter is a cinch to make and roll out. The large quantity of cream cheese and butter creates a super buttery, and flaky dough and the cookies come out tasting almost like little crescent roll cookies.

Bowtie Cookies on red plate with ornaments in background.

I put a dab of Nutella in each cookie, but you could use any kind of fruit preserve instead. They can be made ahead of time and kept in an air-tight container.


Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

Buttery bowtie cookies filled with Nutella are perfect for snacking or gift giving.


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 8 oz unsalted butter (1 cup), softened at room temperature
  • 11 1/4 oz unbleached all-purpose flour (2 1/2 cups), sifted; more for rolling
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting


  • Beat cream cheese and butter on medium-high speed using an electric mixer with a paddle attachment until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down sides of bowl and paddle.
  • With mixer on low, gradually mix in flour.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured work surface and knead gently to form a ball. Divide dough into thirds and place each third on a piece of plastic wrap. Flatten each piece of dough into a square and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • Place rack in center of oven and heat oven to 400 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Take 1 piece of dough out of refrigerator, unwrap and place on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Trim the edges so that they are straight using a pizza cutter. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares and transfer squares to baking sheet.
  • Spoon about 1 teaspoon of Nutella onto each square. Fold one corner into the center, dab with egg, and bring opposite corner to center so that the 2 corners overlap. Press together to seal.
  • Place in oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, until just starting to lightly brown.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.


Yield: about 36 cookies
Course: Dessert

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Recipe Source: adapted from Fine Cooking

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10 thoughts on “Bowtie Cookies with Nutella”

  1. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    Nutella everything is my very favorite! I’m sure I would love these. They just look so so pretty!
    Merry Christmas! x

  2. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    These are adorable Christin! Anything with Nutella gets a BIG thumbs up from me. 🙂 Have a fantastic holiday and a great week! *HUGS*

  3. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Aww…they’re so pretty. And I bet they’re pretty tasty too. Love Nutella in everything!

  4. Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

    Wow – these are just too adorable! And filled with Nutella- they wont stick around for too long!

  5. These cookies are adorable! And the nutella doesn’t hurt either! I’m all about cream cheese in cookies these days so I bet these are delicious! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday : )

  6. Did someone say Nutella in cookies? I’m sold! These look great and sound delicious. I have really got to try cream cheese in cookie dough.

    Wishing you and your family all the best in 2014!

  7. These bowtie cookies are adorable Christin. I love how simple the cream cheese dough is too and they sound incredible stuffed with Nutella. Thanks for sharing and wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the New Year *hugs*

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