Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Tags: Cookies

  • Prep Time: 40 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Ready Time: 60 min
  • Yield: 2-1/2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

COOKIES

  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 (1 oz.) square unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips

PEANUT BUTTER CREAM FILLING

  • 2 tablespoons Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 2 tablespoons Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/3 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350ºF. Spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • COMBINE 1/2 cup shortening, sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and egg yolk in medium bowl; beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Combine flour and salt; add to chocolate mixture. Mix until blended.
  • STIR in chocolate chips. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Press thumb gently into center of each cookie.
  • BAKE 8 minutes. Re-press centers after baking. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely. Spoon or pipe peanut butter cream filling into center of each cookie.

PEANUT BUTTER CREAM FILLING

  • COMBINE 2 tablespoons shortening and peanut butter in medium bowl. Stir until blended. Add powdered sugar; stir well. Add 2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; stir until smooth. Fill cooled thumbprint cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 110 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 30mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 8g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.