Goober Thumbprint Cookies

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time: 15 min
Yields: 18 cookies (1 1/2 dozen)


Cocoa-laced Goober Thumbprint Cookies are filled with creamy peanut butter and chocolate covered peanuts. A popular flavor combination that continues to endure. You'll love how easy these delicious cookies are to make.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ GOOBERS Milk Chocolate-Covered Peanuts, divided


COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Melt morsels in small, heavy-duty saucepan over lowest possible heat; stir until smooth. Beat sugar, 1/3 cup peanut butter, butter and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in melted chocolate. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Cover; refrigerate just until firm.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE into 1-inch balls; press thumb into tops to make about 1/2-inch depressions. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Fill each depression with about 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter; press 3 Goobers into peanut butter.

BAKE for 10 to 15 minutes or until sides are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Goober Thumbprint Cookies

by B. BRANDY , BATON ROUGE, LA on Jul. 2005

I baked these for my boyfriends office and everyone loved them. They are slightly chewy which is my favorite. I'll be making these often. Yum Yum!!!!

Goober Thumbprint Cookies

by S. Stacy , ELLINGTON, CT on Jun. 2005

I was really in the mood to make peanut butter cookies. Even though I didnt have any Goober candies, these cookies were a hit with my two boys. I put a few choc chips in the middle instead and they loved them! I really liked making these, the cookie itself without the peanutbutter gives you lots of ideas to work with. Nuts or mint choc candy. I cant wait to make more!

Goober Thumbprint Cookies

by R. Rachael , MILWAUKEE, WI on May. 2005

Yummy, Tastey and Delicious!

Very Good


Today (Presidents Day) was a rainy dreary day, and a great day to stay in and bake. I have so many recipes in "My Recipe Box" that I've been wanting to try. I decided on this one. Wow!!! These were soooo good. This recipe is definitely a keeper and will be making it again and again!

These were very

by j. joel , FORT DODGE, IA on Feb. 2005

good cookies. Cookies are one of the easiest items to bake. I try to get the kids to bake as often as possible.


by M. Melissa , HAZEL PARK, MI on Jan. 2005

my cousin picked these to make, of course because of the name, and loved making them. THey were so delicious. We made them in the button of muffin pans, and she saved some for her little oven.

Goober Thumbprint Cookies

by S. Susan , JAMESTOWN, NY on Dec. 2004

I tried this and put them in mini-muffin cups like someone else did. I didn't have any goobers so I used candy coated chocolate peanuts! Very festive with the red and green. I had to bake a little longer. I think they will get a good review at the cookie exchange!


by K. Kelly , on Dec. 2004

These were very good cookies. Everyone just loved them. Thanks

Goober Thunbprint Cookies

by K. Kristin , pjs, NY on Sep. 2004

YUM!!! I love goobers and I love cookies - its a great combination of the two in a delicious treat.

Goober Thumbprint Cookies

by t. tray , SAN JOSE, CA on Sep. 2004

Such a unique cookie. And, what a deliciously awsome taste! It's probably one of a few cookies my PB lovin' little cuz will eat!