Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Carol Junkins


This is a Nestle Toll House recipe, I live in Hanson and the neighboring town to me is Whitman where the first Toll House cookies were made, they still make them in Whitman now not in the same factory of course. The restaurant they had in front of the factory used to have a huge tree growing in the middle coming up from the ground, I know it sounds crazy but it did.
Now there is a Wendy's there. Course no tree in the middle, haha

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makes 3 1/2 doz


10 Min


10 Min




1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
nestle toll house baking cocoa
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
2 c
(12 oz package) semi-sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1 c
1 c
about 1 cup chunky or creamy peanut butter (not all-natural), divided
1/3 c
butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt 1 cup morsels in small, heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
Beat granulated sugar, 1/3 cup peanut butter, butter and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy.
Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually berat in the flour mixture. Stir in remaining morsels. Cover; chill just until firm.
Shape dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Press 1/2" deep centers with thumb. Fill each center with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter.
Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #peanut, #butter, #chips, #choc