Chocolate Peanut Thumbprints

Chocolate Peanut Thumbprints

Enjoy these homemade chocolate cookies filled with peanut butter – a wonderful dessert treat.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

2

dozen

1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
2
ounces semisweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1
egg
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
1/4
cup powdered sugar
2
tablespoons chopped peanut brittle, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Beat granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, chocolate and egg in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour and salt.
  2. Shape dough by tablespoonfuls into balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press thumb or end of wooden spoon into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way through.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm. Quickly remake indentations with end of wooden spoon if necessary. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Mix peanut butter and powdered sugar. Fill each thumbprint with about 1 teaspoon peanut butter mixture or jelly. Sprinkle with peanut brittle.
Makes 2 dozen cookies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.