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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies
Makes:
36 cookies (3 dozen)
Prep Time:
45
minutes
Total Time:
70
minutes
based on
54 reviews
These peanut butter-filled chocolate thumbprint cookies are a must with a tall glass of ice-cold milk.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter (not all-natural), divided
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt 1 cup morsels in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Beat sugar, 1/3 cup peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in cocoa mixture. Stir in remaining morsels. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; press thumb into tops to make about 1/2-inch-deep depressions. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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  •  Star(s)

    Richest cookies ever!

    shannon mcmahon from ,

    These cookies are awesome! Make sure you have a big glass of milk next to you though, because these are so rich.

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate & Peanut Butter Yummy!!

    Ellen Tanguay from Glastonbury, CT

    Made these for the first time for Christmas. Received rave reviews -very easy to make. This one is definitely a keeper.

  •  Star(s)

    perfect title

    Holly Dozier from sanborn/NY

    This could become a Christmas classic. It's great and not difficult.

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    Yum!

    Michelle McAulay from BELLE FOURCHE, SD

    As a major chocoholic I was very excited to try this one. They were yummy! They would even be good if you skipped the peanut butter in the center. This one's a keeper!

  •  Star(s)

    Great cookie, professional looks

    MICHELLE RAMEY from WA

    I loved these cookies- easy to make and professional results! They look so attractive and taste wonderful.

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    Delicious but Ugly

    Beth from Charlotte NC

    These cookies were delicious. My only complaint is that they didn't turn out quite like the picture- the peanut butter on the top of the cookies was rather melty. As a result, the cookies aren't very attractive, but they taste excellent!

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent!

    RITA NORDIN from BAYFIELD, WI

    These cookies are a real treat for us chocolate and peanut butter lovers.

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    cookie exchange delight

    rae gorman-devlin from MAYS LANDING, NJ

    i used these cookies this year as my choice for our anual cookie exchange at work. they were a huge hit, everyone wanted the recipe. instead of the peanut butter center, i used peanut butter filled chocolate kisses- just thought it looked a little nicer. definitely will make again.

  •  Star(s)

    New Favorite

    Mia Mims from PIKEVILLE, KY

    This cookie has become a new favorite Christmas cookie for me. This is a chocolate and peanut butter lovers dream come true. It's a must to try. When I was making the dough I worried about adding chocolate chips at the end because I thought it might be too strong a flavor, but it is superb. I might try another reviewer's suggestion of adding a mini peanut butter cup. Yum!

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Micki Farino from Freeville, NY

    This was a great recipe, I love anything chocolate & these cookies did not disappoint, I did try a miniature peanut butter cup pushed into the center of the cookie in place of the peanut butter & it was delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookie

    Cori Jackson from Lincoln, CA

    WOW! These are a chocolate-peanut butter lover's dream! I made them for my holiday cookie plates & had a hard time giving them away! I will definitely be making these on a regular basis!

  •  Star(s)

    Good and Easy

    Karri Tarsha from MI

    These are a nice change from the simple drop cookies, yet are very easy to do.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent tasting cookie dough...

    Jennifer Transue from HARVEYS LAKE, PA

    I tasted the cookie dough but not the actual cookie. My husband did that and said I better hide them before they're gone! My cookies were not as gorgeous as the picture but just as scrumptious apparently!

  •  Star(s)

    I love chocolate and peanutbutter!

    Morgain Penndraggon from APACHE JUNCTION, AZ

    These cookies are wonderful. The recipe is easy to follow and understand. The only catch is keeping everyone out of the cookies until I am done!

  •  Star(s)

    delicious

    Patricia Day from CAMBRIDGE CITY, IN

    my grand daughter says that these are her favorites from now on she is a chocolate coinisour !! so she claims I tellya what they were really great and we ate them all and wanted more when they were gone so im making a trip back to the grocery this evening for more supplies. So Thank You!!!!!

  •  Star(s)

    Must Try! Excellent

    Tera Wischer from FORT THOMAS, KY

    I made these cookies for our family reunion. They were so good that there wasn't enough. These cookies went in no time flat.

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptious!

    Terri Collins from Midlothian, VA

    These are unbelievably good! I could barely get them baked with my kids eating all the dough. I even made a batch without the peanut butter thumbprints and they were delicious as well! These are very chew-y... just the way I like them!

  •  Star(s)

    UMM UMMM UMMMM!!!!

    joel tedder from FORT DODGE, IA

    These were some of the best cookies I have ever eaten. I have already sent this recipe to many of my friends.

  •  Star(s)

    WOW!!!!DELICIOUS

    JENNIFER SORKIN from HUNTINGTON, NY

    Wow!!!These are awesome! I made these for my neighbor who helped me dig out of the snow. His kids loved them and so did mine. I will definitely be making these again and again. What a great combo chocolate and peanut butter....it doesn't get much better than that!

  •  Star(s)

    Super Valentine Delight

    Linda Birchmeier from

    This cookie is great! Instead of the peanut butter center, I baked the cookies and then placed a small chocolate peanut butter heart candy in the center when they came out of the oven. Fantastic!

  •  Star(s)

    Pretty & Delicious

    Lavern Bailey from Duncanville, TX

    I just made these cookies. They are delicious. They are so pretty & professional looking. Looks like they came from a fancy bakery.

  •  Star(s)

    double chocolate thumbprint cookies

    Bonnie Mazzotta from STATE COLLEGE, PA

    my grandchildren loved helping me make these & eating them!!!

  •  Star(s)

    So tasty, yet so ugly

    Meghan Towner from LEWISTON, ID

    I pride myself on baking tasty cookies that are close to perfect looking. These cookies spread out more than expected and the peanut butter got all over the place. I will be baking these again, since they were a crowd pleaser, but they are not "gift-giving" cookies--yet!

  •  Star(s)

    Super Cookies

    Shanna Davis from Fruita, CO

    I really like these cookies. I have made them and left the peanut butter out of the thumbprint area and they are a great chocolate-chocolate chip cookie. I'm not real fond of peanut butter and I find the dab of peanut butter in the center to be too overpowering so I have mixed it with some powdered sugar and a little milk and made more of a frosting to place in the center. Yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    DONNA BARROW from TELFORD, TN

    I made these delicious cookies over the weekend for my son in college. Very easy, very delicious, and he thought they tasted great!

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Jane Evenson from MAPLE FALLS, WA

    I love making thumbprint cookies with the children.This recipe has now become their favorite thumbprint flavor.Delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    Good Stuff!

    wendy shepard from FORT WORTH, TX

    YUM these cookies are soooo good and moist with the melted chocolate chips and melted peanut butter! these would be fun for kids to help make. peanut butter lovers watch out!!!

  •  Star(s)

    So Delicious..

    CAROLE LOSCZYK from OCALA, FL

    These were exceptional..thanks for the great recipe. I love baking cookies and this is one I will keep.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Carol Savinelli from CLINTON, CT

    Made these cookies for a cookie swap and they were the hit of the swap. I will be making these again.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Angela Morris from CARNEYS POINT, NJ

    I made these cookies for my daughters class and they raved about them so much that i had to give the teacher the recipe so that she could distribute them to the parents. They were awesome and they will be one my christmas cookies.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Barbara Kluever from Washington

    These cookies are great! My kids really liked them, and they didn't take long to bake. I will definitely make these again, the only thing I did differently than the recipe was that I rolled them in granulated sugar in the ball stage. I'm taking some to work and know they will be a huge hit there as well.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome!!

    Gabrielle McGee from Palm Harbor, FL

    These ingredients are my boyfriends favorite, chocolate and peanut butter, but this time we both loved them! perfect.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    Mary Williams from SPRINGDALE, AR

    I loved these cookies so much that I am definitely making them for my cookie trays this year. They are excellent!!!

  •  Star(s)

    cookies

    Shirley Martin from WEST PLAINS, MO

    Made with my favorite ingredients they were good and I felt they were a nutritious snack for little ones. The texture was perfect for my taste.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy!

    Brenda Todd from BOULDER, CO

    I made these cookies for my evening class. Everybody just raved over them! Chocolate and peanutbutter is my favorite combination. I didn't refrigerate the dough, and they turned out fine.

  •  Star(s)

    Deeelicious!

    Sara George from Lincolnton, NC

    These fantastically rich cookies were such a huge hit with my family that the first batch was gone in less than a minute! I've been baking them ever since, or at least it seems like it!

  •  Star(s)

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    J G from Erie, PA

    Wonderful cookies! Easy to make and hard to resist!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good

    Stephanie Stroud from Lewiston, ME

    I made these cookies last night and there are already none left. That must be a good indication. These were so fun and easy to make. I really enjoyed the combination of flavors.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

    CONNIE GALIETTI from HAVANA, FL

    These cookies have become our new family tradition. It's a great change from the same old same old. I only make them for special occasions, though, otherwise I'd gain too much weight!

  •  Star(s)

    DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!

    Krystal Petersen from Mesa, AZ

    I loved these yummy cookies. I made them for my family and they ate them in 30min.. that is how yummy they are!!!!!!!! yumm yumm.

  •  Star(s)

    So-so

    patricia greenberg from fresh meadows, NY

    I expected these to have the sensation of eating that famous chocolate and peanut butter candy. I thought they would be much more chocolatey. I felt they were missing something.

  •  Star(s)

    A new addition to our family favorites.

    PAMELA AIMON from Jacksonville, NC

    Every year I make thumbprint cookies for my family because they are one of several favorite cookies we bake for the holidays for friends and family. Now we've added a new addition to that special list. These cookies are delightful.

  •  Star(s)

    Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints

    Sharon Green from Boulder Creek, CA

    Excellent and easy to make, very moist and satisfying!! I will make these for years to come.

  •  Star(s)

    A lot of effort

    Sraki from

    I wanted to try a new recipe and usually love the combination of peanut butter with chocolate. I expected a richer flavor with the melted chocolate. Not worth the effort - there are easier recipes with a better end result.

  •  Star(s)

    Dbl. Choc. Thumbprint Cookies

    YVONNE GERBER from PRESCOTT, AZ

    Just baked these cookies and they are very good. Next time I will put chopped peanuts in the thumbprint.

  •  Star(s)

    Double chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies

    Dawn Smith from Waukesha, WI

    These are the best cookies I have ever baked! (per my husband) They are worth every calorie!

  •  Star(s)

    Not too bad

    julie Lucas from Lisle, NY

    These cookies were good. Everyone loved them. Very easy to make.

  •  Star(s)

    Lengthy, but fine!

    Alice Keppley from Boyertown, PA

    I was so sure that these would be winners that I doubled the recipe the first time I made them! And, I was right. Anyone who likes peanut butter cups will love these...I did them with my daughter and we had a great time. The recipe lists 10-15 minutes as the baking time...I found that 11 minutes was the optimal time for my oven.

  •  Star(s)

    Doubly delightful

    marneen weber from aitkin, MN

    Wow! The aroma of these baking in my oven was only surpassed by the flavors meeting in my mouth 15 minutes, some cooling time later.

  •  Star(s)

    Dynamite Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

    Sue Binsted from Capitol Heights, MD

    I've made these outstanding cookies for years. My family loves anything that includes chocolate and peanut butter. They don't last long!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/36 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 36 

  • Calories: 150
  • Calories from Fat: 70
  • Total Fat: 8g (12% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 15mg (5% of DV)
  • Sodium: 85mg (4% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 18g (6% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% of DV)
  • Sugars: 11g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter (not all-natural), divided
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt 1 cup morsels in a small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Beat sugar, 1/3 cup peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in cocoa mixture. Stir in remaining morsels. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; press thumb into tops to make about 1/2-inch-deep depressions. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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