Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies - Christmas Cookies & Holiday Baking

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Dec. 10, 2015

These Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies are one of my favorites for Christmas Cookie baking and for the holidays! They have mini chocolate peanut butter cups inside every cookie.


Peanut butter cups 24 (((miniature chocolate covered)))
Unsalted butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (((at room temperature)))
Peanut butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Egg 1
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
All purpose flour
Baking soda 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon



Unwrap the peanut butter cups and place them in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together butter and peanut butter. Add both sugar, and cream together. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and mix until combined. 

In a separate bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir this into the peanut butter mixture, and mix until the flour just disappears. 

Use a medium cookie scoop to portion scoops of the cookie dough into a mini muffin pan, then flatten the cookie dough gently with your fingers.

Bake for 10 minutes, then as soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a mini peanut butter cup into the center of each cookie. Let the cookies cool completely before removing from the pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4767Calories from Fat 2361

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 277 g426.2%

Saturated Fat 103 g515%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3848 mg160.33%

Total Carbohydrates 514 g171.3%

Dietary Fiber 23 g92%

Sugars 313 g

Protein 99 g198%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet