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Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked


A recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies – peanut butter cookies are filled with a delicious chocolate ganache.



For the Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped, skinless peanuts

For the Filling:

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter. Add the sugar and continue creaming, then add the vanilla and mix. Mix in the flour and salt. Add the milk and chopped chocolate and mix. Roll into 1 1/2-inch balls and dip the top of the ball in chopped peanuts. Place on a cookie sheet 1 1/2 inches apart and push your thumb in the middle to make a depression. Bake until light golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool while you make the filling.
  3. To make the filling, over hot water melt the chocolate then stir in the remaining ingredients. Cool 5 minutes then fill the centers of the cookies. Allow to slightly set, approximately 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

from Chocolate and Vanilla