Cocoa-laced Goober Thumbprint Cookies are filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate covered peanuts. A popular flavor combination that continues to endure. You'll love how easy these delicious cookies are to make.
- 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
- 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ GOOBERS Milk Chocolate-Covered Peanuts, divided
COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt morsels in small, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible 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 stir in flour mixture. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.
PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
SHAPE into 1-inch balls; press thumb into tops to make about 1/2-inch depressions. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter; press 3 Goobers into peanut butter.
BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Goober Thumbprint Cookies
I tried this and put them in mini-muffin cups like someone else did. I didn't have any goobers so I used candy coated chocolate peanuts! Very festive with the red and green. I had to bake a little longer. I think they will get a good review at the cookie exchange!
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