The last time I made these cookies was at Christmas time before I went to Florida. But my inspiration came from the thumbprint cookies and the turtle cookies and the fact I love peanut butter and chocolate together.
They are a little time consuming but well worth the labor.
You will be so amazed at all the flavors.
I also make these and add chopped pretzels to the caramel. They are amazing also.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks and vanilla. Add flour if using an electric mixer you may not be able to add all the flour so mix by hand. Make sure all ingredients are combined well
Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
Roll into 1 inch balls about the size of a walnut. Place on a cookie sheet and make an indentation with your thumb.
Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. IF the indentations rise up push them down with a spoon. Let Cool
When the cookies are cool melt the chocolate chips,the cream and peanut butter in the microwave until it is creamy.
Dip each cookie in to the chocolate and place on a piece of waxed paper. Let set until it hardens.
Melt caramel and cream in the microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add chopped peanuts and stir.
Spoon a teaspoon full of the caramel into each thumbprint cookie.