Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

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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

Course: Dessert
Buttery bowtie cookies filled with Nutella are perfect for snacking or gift giving.
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  • 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

Recipe Source: adapted from Fine Cooking

10 thoughts on “Bowtie Cookies with Nutella

  1. 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 : )

  2. 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!

  3. 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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