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Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies filled with a smooth and creamy peanut butter filling. Drizzling these cookies is a milk chocolate drizzle.

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint cookies are so easy to make and they taste great! The only thing better than a thumbprint cookie (in my opinion) is a chocolate thumbprint cookie!

Peanut butter chocolate thumbprint cookies drizzled with chocolate on a plate.

Thumbprint cookies are also fun to make because of how creative you can get with the filling such as these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies.

Peanut Butter Filling

Creamy peanut butter is used to make this delicious filling. This filling is also made with confectioner’s sugar and butter to make the smooth and creamy texture.

Chocolate thumbprint filled with peanut butter and drizzled with chocolate.

Allow this filling to chill for a bit in the refrigerator stiffens the filling for piping. A piping bottle is perfect to use when piping fillings into cookies and cupcakes, it makes it mess-free and easy to fill. It’s also great for drizzling chocolate on top of a dessert.

Drizzled with Chocolate

These cookies have a homemade chocolate drizzle. You can easily drizzle chocolate on a few batches of cookies – it’s easy to make and stores in the refrigerator for about 1 week. It has half & half in the ingredients so it reduces the shelf-life.

Chocolate thumbprint cookies on a plate lined with squares drizzled with chocolate.

The ingredients needed to make homemade chocolate drizzle are:

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp of half & half
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter and stir in the chocolate chips. Allow the chocolate chips to melt and add the half & half. Once the ingredients have blended well, remove from the heat and stir in the confectioner’s sugar, breaking up any bits of powdered sugar that remains. Stir in the vanilla extract and allow the sauce to cool down before drizzling on the cookies.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

Yield: 24 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Chocolate thumbprint cookies filled with a creamy peanut butter filling and drizzled with homemade chocolate.

Ingredients

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

  • 2 sticks butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp of milk

Instructions

Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and the sugars.
  4. Beat in the vanilla extract and the egg.
  5. Slowly beat in the cocoa and flour mixture into the wet ingredients. Blend well.
  6. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Using the stick end of a wooden spoon or your thumb, gently press holes into the center of the balls.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.
  9. Allow cooling before filling.

Peanut Butter Filling

  1. Heat a small saucepan on low heat and add the butter.
  2. Allow the butter to melt and add in the creamy peanut butter
  3. Stir until combined and melted together and remove from heat.
  4. Mix in the confectioner's sugar and add in the milk.
  5. Allow the filling to chill in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes before piping the thumbprint cookies.

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