Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

1 1/2 C. flour

1 C. sugar

1/3 C. cocoa

1 C. peanut butter

1 1/2 t. baking powder

1/3 C. margarine

1/4 t. salt

1 1/2 t. vanilla

2 C. chocolate chips

2 eggs

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt 1 cup chips in a saucepan over the lowest possible heat till smooth.

Beat sugar, 1/3 cup peanut butter and butter and vanilla in a large bowl, until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate, add eggs one at a time. beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining chips. Cover and chill just until firm.

Shape dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Press 1/2″ deep centers with thumb. Fill each center with about 1/2 t. peanut butter.

Bake in preheated 350° F. oven about 10-15 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still slightly soft. Let stand for 2 minutes.
Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 3 dozen


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