Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Nutella peanut butter thumbprint cookies are made using an easy peanut butter cookie recipe and topped with a dollop of Nutella.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 30
Author Haley D Williams


  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nutella


  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • With a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, and peanut butter. Beat until combined and fluffy. Scraping down sides when necessary.
  • Add egg and vanilla. Continue beating until mixed. Then add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  • Scoop a full tablespoon of dough and roll into 1 inch balls. Place balls 11/2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes then remove from oven and immediately press with the back of a spoon for the thumbprint. Cookies will crack when you press—this means you did it right! Place on wire rack and let cool.
  • Transfer Nutella to a piping bag fitted with a tip. Fill thumbprints with Nutella. Alternatively, you can spoon the Nutella in to the thumbprint.
  • Store in an airtight container.


This recipe doubles and triples easily. The dough can be stored in the freezer for up to a month.