Fudgy Peanut Butter Thumprint Cookies

Pat Duran


This is a quick and easy recipe. So delicious and chocolaty. The peanut butter and nuts and chocolate mixed together- what more can you ask for -except another cookie or two and a glass of milk!


★★★★★ 3 votes

makes 3 dozen
15 Min
10 Min



  • 19 1/2 oz
    pkg. family size chocolate fudge brownie mix
  • 1/2 c
    extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 3 large
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips milk flavored

  • 1/2 c
    creamy chocolate fudge frosting
  • 1/3 c
    extra crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped

How to Make Fudgy Peanut Butter Thumprint Cookies


  1. Heat oven to 350^. Lightly spray large cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat brownie mix, peanut butter, the eggs and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed for 1/2 minute. Beat on high for another 1/2 minute or until mixed well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop 36 heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Press a slight indention in center of each cookie. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are set when gently touched. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  4. Topping:
    In a small bowl, beat frosting, peanut butter and the butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Fill each thumbprint indentation with 2 teaspoons frosting mixture, spreading slightly; sprinkle with peanuts. Let stand until frosting mixture is set. Store loosely covered in single layer with wax paper in between.

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About Fudgy Peanut Butter Thumprint Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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