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Skippy® Peanut Butter Caramel Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are a delicious treat any day of the year, fill them with a sweet, salted caramel filling for extra holiday cheer!

Serves 48
Ready in 60 mins
Prep time 44 mins
Cooking time 16 mins
152 calories per serving


> 2 cups all-purpose flour
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 3/4 cup butter, softened
> 1/2 cup sugar
> 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
> 3/4 cup Skippy ® Creamy Peanut Butter
> 2 eggs, separated
> 1 tsp vanilla
> 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
> 2 cups finely chopped PLANTERS ® Cocktail Peanuts

Salted Caramel Filling

> 1/4 cup butter
> 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
> 1/2 cup heavy cream
> 1/2 tsp salt
> 1 tsp vanilla


Heat oven to 350°F.
In medium bowl, whisk together flour and salt.
In mixer bowl, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar. Add peanut butter. Mix well. Mix in egg yolks and vanilla. Stir in chocolate. On low speed, add flour mixture until dough forms.
In shallow dish, whisk egg white until foamy. Place peanuts in another shallow dish.
Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll into 48 balls. Dip each in egg whites. Roll in peanuts and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Using your thumb, indent center of each cookie. Bake 8 minutes, remove from oven and gently re-dent each cookie. Bake 6 to 8 minutes longer or until set. Cool on pans 10 minutes. Remove to rack. Cool completely.

Salted Caramel Filling

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add brown sugar, cream and salt. Stir occasionally until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Allow to boil gently 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add vanilla, stir well and remove from heat to cool.
When cool and slightly thickened, fill center of each cookie.


Recipe provided by Hormel Foods.

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