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Chocolate-Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookie

Healthy Facts:

  • Peanut butter is a great source of vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein, manganese and healthy fats
  • Oleic acid in peanuts is a healthy fat that’s rich in antioxidants
  • Hazelnuts boost mood and reduce the risk of heart disease and urinary tract infections

15 Min Cook Time |20 Min Prep Time | Serves 24 |117 Calories per Serving


  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread

What You Need

  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cookie sheet
  • Large bowl
  • Spoon or spatula

How To Make It

  1. Move oven rack to the middle of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugars, peanut butter, vanilla extract and egg and stir until fully combined.
  3. Form 24 balls that are 1-inch in diameter and set them on a prepared baking sheet, spacing them evenly.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until they are lightly browned and crisp on the edges.
  5. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Use a thumb or the back of a spoon to press into the middle of each cookie about 1/4-inch deep, to create an indent.
  7. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread into each cookie indent. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes or until the chocolate-hazelnut filling is no longer runny.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.