Chocolate Peanut Thumbprints

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

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

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.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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