Chocolate-Peanut Butter Thumbprints

prep: 30MIN.
cook: 8MIN.
yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

    Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

    1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate

    1/2 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening

    1/2 cup sugar

    1 tablespoon milk

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 large egg yolk

    1 cup all-purpose flour

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/3 cup semi-sweet miniature chocolate chips

PEANUT BUTTER FILLING

    1/3 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter

    2 tablespoons butter, softened

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

    1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350ºF. Coat baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. MELT baking chocolate according to package instructions. Cool slightly.
  3. BEAT shortening, sugar, milk, vanilla and egg yolk in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Beat in melted chocolate. Add flour and salt. Beat until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. SHAPE dough into 30 (1-inch) balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Press thumb or index finger into center of each ball to create an indentation.
  5. BAKE 8 minutes or until set. Re-shape center indentations, as necessary. Remove from baking sheet to wire rack to cool completely.
  6. For Filling, BEAT peanut butter, butter and vanilla in small bowl with mixer on medium speed until blended. Add powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. Beat on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until filling reaches desired consistency. Spoon or pipe onto center of each cookie.

Nutrition

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%.

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