Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint cookies

These are our new favorite cookies!
the recipe is simple and the girls had fun making these.
I looked on Hershey's site but I could not find this recipe. So I will retype it here as it appears in our Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook

Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Reese's Peanut Butter Chips, divided
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa or Hershey's European style Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
additional granulated sugar

*Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In small microwave-safe bowl, place 1/2 cup peanut butter chips. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30-40 seconds or just until chips are melted and smooth when stirred; set aside.

*In large mixer bowl, beat butter granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add melted peanut butter chips; beat well.

*Stir together flour, cocoa and baking soda; stir into peanut butter mixture until well blended.

*For each cookie, shape 1 tablespoon dough into ball; roll in additional granulated sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet; with bottom of glass, flatten cookies to 1/4-inch thickness. Using Thumb, make indention in center of each cookie.

*Bake 6 to 8 minutes or just till set. remove from oven. If necessary, using the tip of a spoon, press indention in center of each cookie; immediately place 1 teaspoonful peanut butter chips in each indentation. Soften 1 to 2 minutes; spread melted chips into swirl. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
About 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

This is now the Go To cookie recipe.
Eldest made some for a class project and got an A+
We also have made them with chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips in place of the peanut butter ones. They were all good!
This is a fun cookie to make too! Who doesn't want to stick their thumb in a cookie?

Great. Now I want to bake them again.