Browned Butter Sea Salt Nutella Cookie

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It’s the time of year again (so fast) where your wallet starts crying, the traffic gets worst, your electricity bill is much higher than usual, family members start flying in, your waist size gets bigger and food seems to be all around you. ALL. THE. TIME.

So I thought, hey, why not make you fatter. I usually post mostly healthy meals, but from time to time a little indulgence never really hurts anyone (well). So in these weeks leading up to the big C, i’m going to give you some recipes that are a little decadent, will wake up the kid in you and just might alleviate all the stress this joyful holiday is more and more associated with.

First up, the forever joy maker, the reaper of smiles, the demise of diets, the keeper of faith, the ultimate knee buckler, Nutella.

Brown Butter Sea Salt Nutella Cookie.



Directed by Nicky Daez.
Shot by: Nicky Daez, Sari Cruz, Sabs Bengson.
Edited by: Adrielle Martinez Sound by: Dru Ubaldo
Music: Deahtless Gods by Tarsius (Modulo Geek Remix


Dry: mix together, 2 1/3 cup of sieved flour,1 tsp baking soda, 1/4tsp of salt.

Borwn 1 cup of salted butter (or why not maple or bacon butter????) on low heat, you’ll see the butter get brown as you tend to it with a spoon.

Wet: 1 c brown sugar, 1/4c. white sugar, 1 egg, 1 yolk, 1 tbsb of sour cream. Put in mixer. Mix.
Add brown butter.
Fold in Dry mix.
Mix in 1 cup of mixed milk and dark chocolate chips.
Put in the fridge for about 30mins – 1hour.

Form some balls with your hand about 2inches thick. Flatten them out, put a tbsp of nutella in the middle and fold the bal over again. Place on parchment paper.

Bake at 350 farenheit for 15mins or until desired texture is achieved. Shorter times for chewy gooey cookies. Full time for nice hard cookies. When done, cool them on a rack with some sea salt flakes on top.

Enjoy with a tall glass of milk.



    1. Angela November 20, 2012 at 3:37 am

      Oh my God!! Sinful and perfect!! Haha! NutelLove!

    1. ginette November 20, 2012 at 3:52 am

      wanted to bite one just by watching :-9 if i gain weight, it’s all your blog’s fault…

    1. renren November 20, 2012 at 4:44 am

      WOAH!! NUTELLA = HAPPINESS! i love it!!

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

        it is!

    1. Cheenee November 20, 2012 at 5:42 am

      heaven! i’m sooo excited to try this recipe :))

      1. Lanie Joy November 20, 2012 at 8:46 am


    1. lei November 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      is that a typo or is it really 1/4 cup brown?

    1. L November 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Was this adapted from ambitiouskitchen’s recipe?

      1. L November 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm

        I didn’t mean to be rude, but I meant to say I’ve tried a similar recipe before and it calls for the same ingredients in the same quantities. That’s why I asked. :)

        1. Erwan November 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

          hey, i just checked, and it doesnt call for the same quantities at all actually :) the ingredients are similar, but they differ as well. In baking things usually do seem pretty similar especially when its more or less the same idea, because there are certain rules that need to be followed. But i can assure you that its not the same :) great blog though!

          1. Clarissa December 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm

            I’m so inspired by you!! I’m trying this today.

    1. Ana November 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      OMG! I love the idea of how to put the nutella inside the cookie!! :) Will try to make this soon :D

    1. joey @ 80 Breakfasts November 21, 2012 at 6:57 am

      LOVE! Nutella is one of those things I always have to have in my pantry…I’ve loved it since childhood, as most people have :) I’ve actually had the Ambitious Kitchen version bookmarked for a while now…seeing your version is a sign that I should get cracking and bake them already!!

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

        it is a to go to fortunately (unfortunately :) )

    1. Chesca November 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

      Whoo! I had to watch it all over again because the first time I saw it, I wasn’t really attentive. I was just watching you (not in a creepy way!) and the way you move around your kitchen (btw, I love your kitchen! :>) Hahaha! That’s just how I watch every chef do their thing. :) Anyway, amazing recipe, going to try this soon and maybe I’d do it again for Christmas Eve to share with my relatives. Thank you for the recipe! :)

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

        dont worry that wasnt creepy at all ahah

    1. Trix November 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

      Can’t hate a man who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty while he cooks or bakes. Quality food porn right there.

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

        haha thanks for noticing

    1. Christina November 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

      Definitely drool-worthy! Gonna try and put my own spin on it and sub in unsalted butter (instead of salted) and add white chocolate chunks into the mix.

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

        awesome! go for it

    1. Bea Fernandez November 27, 2012 at 4:32 am

      Hi Erwan!! Tried this yesterday but just with regular rock salt yet it worked. :) Kinda messy-looking but definitely delicious! :) Hope you can feature more baking recipes!!! saw your instagram post with the index card and saw kinder bueno muffins. just.cant.wait!!! Thank you!

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

        i love messy things!

    1. Crissy November 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      So many sweet & yummy elements in one recipe :) I read in a different blog that they spoon out the Nutella and freeze it first before putting it each unbaked cookie. Less messy, but it looks like half the fun in this recipe is the “mess” of assembling it.

      Blog post I was referring to:

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

        it is definitely. that’s why in the recipe i write that you may want to refrigerate the mix first.

    1. Neil December 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      Seems like i could try baking this (–>beginner<–) though im not quite sure if ok to use an oven toaster or a microwave.. Will try it still, keeping fingers crossed. ^_^

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

        don’t worry i’m not terribly good at baking either

        1. Neil February 8, 2013 at 2:17 pm

          lolz at least your already cooking..haha

    1. donna December 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      any alternative for sour cream?i have everything except for that….tnx cutie

      1. Erwan December 17, 2012 at 9:06 am


    1. Karelle December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I’m not sure if you answered this or not, I know you like the cookies to be hard, however, I like my cookies soft. Is there anyway to make them soft and chewy?

    1. Pia Reyes December 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

      I am trying it now, some are still in the oven. It’s really good! Will bake more for my friends. It’s a perfect christmas giveaway :)

    1. Marjorie December 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Erwan,
      I am a filipina living in San Diego, Ca and follow Anne Curtis on instagram. Anyhow, you were tagged in one of her recent NY pics this past holiday season and i was like…well who’s this guy? Followed the link and instantly loved the devotion to fitness and food culture…but what got me excited was that i have a filo/frenchie friend named Erwan who loves to cook as well! Maybe its more common than i think, filo/frenchies named Erwan who happen to love cooking, but this discovery was a great delight to me! My friend Erwan particularly loves nutella desserts, another commonly popular frenchie addiction! He recently made flourless nutella cake and nutella filled madelines =). Ok, finally the point to all of this —> i’m writing because i’m requesting more nutella recipes that you could post and i could share with my friend Erwan…with videos because he’s does better with visual aid LOL.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Anne, and all your loved ones. Hope your trip is going well =)

    1. Ikay January 6, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      This is just perfect, though i hope i’ve saw this before christmas!!! I’ll make this! Easy yet yummy!! Thankyou for sharing this Erwan :) love your website! More power!

    1. Sheila January 18, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Heard about your blog from ms anne curtis @ kris tv this morning, mentioning these cookies are to die for :) My kids love nutella, thanks for sharing!

    1. nathan January 18, 2013 at 8:13 am

      thanks to Anne Curtis for sharing your blog @Kris Tv, And earlier i tried Browned Butter Sea Salt Nutella Cookie that was Awesome! love love love..

    1. Alex February 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

      Thanks for sharing! I’ve never had cookies that had sea salt in them, but I do like salted caramel so I think I’ll love this. You had a good video, too–I like how it shows a real kitchen. I noticed, though, that there were plenty of your close-ups and not that I mind, since you are a very good-looking guy. But I was also curious as to how the ingredients went together in the bowl looked and how you were folding them cos I’m a baking noob. :))

    1. JV February 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      I think this was the recipe done by Crystal Belo when she guested on Regine Velasquez’s show (Sarap Diva). Maybe she got the recipe from you?
      Anyway, wanna try this recipe soon!

    1. Abigail March 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      These look amazing. I want to watch the video!

    1. Alda April 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

      Omg I just tried this recipe and it turned out soooo good! I actually lessened the granulated sugar to 1/8 of a cup as well as the brown sugar to 3/4 and it was perfect! Thanks heaps for this recipe!

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    1. Clarissa December 13, 2014 at 3:20 am

      I made this recipe 2 years ago and now everyone who tried them are asking for more and still remembers “the Nutella cookies!” Getting all the ingredients now in this rain to make a bunch for friends and co-workers. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!! Ciao




I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.





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