Gingerbread Men Cookies with Nutella Hazelnut Spread Recipe

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Bobbie Published: February 10, 2021 Modified: June 3, 2021
Gingerbread Men Cookies with Nutella Hazelnut Spread Recipe

How To Make Gingerbread Men Cookies with Nutella Hazelnut Spread

These gingerbread men cookies are classic holiday treats, and they’re made tastier with a rich Nutella layer sandwiched between the cookies!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 9 minutes
Chill and Cool Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes



  • ¼cupbutter,softened
  • ¼cuphoney
  • 3tbspbrown sugar
  • 1egg yolk
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • ½tspgingerbread spice mix
  • 1pinchsalt
  • ½cupNutella® hazelnut spread
  • 3tbspconfectioners’ sugar
  • 1tbsplemon juice


  1. In a bowl, mix together the butter, honey and brown sugar. Mix in the egg yolk.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, gingerbread spice mix and salt. Add to the butter mixture and knead for 1 minute.

  3. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  4. Preheat the oven to 320 degrees F.

  5. On a sheet of parchment paper, roll out dough to ⅙-inch thickness. Using a small gingerbread man cookie cutter or other small shaped-item such as a glass, cut out the gingerbread men.

  6. Transfer the gingerbread men to parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  7. Bake on center rack for 8 to 9 minutes or until slightly golden.

  8. Let cool on rack for 15 minutes.

  9. Spread Nutella® on the back of one gingerbread man then sandwich with another gingerbread man. Repeat with remaining gingerbread men and Nutella® hazelnut spread.

  10. Mix together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice, adding juice to the sugar, half a teaspoon at a time, to make a smooth paste.

  11. Transfer to a piping bag and decorate cookies with icing.

  12. Serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 119.62kcal
  • Fat: 4.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.15g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.87g
  • Fiber: 0.67g
  • Sugar: 10.02g
  • Protein: 1.52g
  • Cholesterol: 13.41mg
  • Sodium: 43.28mg
  • Calcium: 12.87mg
  • Potassium: 46.59mg
  • Iron: 0.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 22.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.33mg
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