Nut Goodie Thumbprints




Introduction: Nut Goodie Thumbprints

These Nut Goodie Thumbprints taste just like the popular candy bar, only in cookie form! The combination of fudgy cookie, maple cream filling, salty peanuts and chocolate ganache drizzle make a perfect combination. They are always popular during the holidays and are sure to be one of the prettiest cookies on your cookie tray. They have become a favorite on our family and are sure to be one of yours.

Step 1: Gather Ingredients


For Cookies:

1/2 cup butter, softened

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg, separated

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2/3 cup chopped cocktail peanuts


2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon maple extract

2 teaspoons milk

1 ¼ cups powdered sugar


½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons whipping cream

Step 2: Make the Dough

In medium bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, until creamy.

Add egg yolk, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed 1 minute, until well blended. Set aside.

Step 3:

In small bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder and salt.

Step 4:

Reduce mixing speed to low and gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Continue mixing just until blended.

Step 5:

Form dough into a flat disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step 6:

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking pan with parchment paper. Form tablespoonfuls of dough into 1-inch balls. Dip half of dough ball into egg white and then into chopped peanuts.

Step 7:

Place dough balls, peanut-side-up, 2 inches apart onto lined baking pans.

Using a teaspoon or your thumb, press an indentation into the center of each ball. Bake 10-11 minutes, until cookies are just set. Remove from oven and carefully press the indentation again. Cool completely.

Step 8:

While cookies are cooling, make filling. Combine all filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat on low speed until creamy.

Step 9:

Spoon a half teaspoonful of filling into the center of each cookie.

Step 10:

In a small microwaveable bowl, heat chocolate chips and whipping cream until creamy, about 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir to blend. Continue heating and stirring in 10 second increments until smooth.

Step 11:

Spoon warm ganache into a sandwich bag. Using scissors, snip very tip off of one corner of bag.

Step 12:

Drizzle warm ganache evenly over cookies. Let ganache set before serving.

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    1 year ago

    Hey, these look so good and they taste even better, should I use brown or regular sugar?


    2 years ago

    Dang, these look delicious!


    2 years ago on Introduction

    I detest peanuts! Can I substitute some other real nuts (peanuts are a legume, not a nut).


    Reply 2 years ago

    Sure! I used peanuts, because that’s what is in a classic Nut Goodie Candy Bar, but you could use any type of chopped nut. I think chopped pecans in particular would taste fantastic! Chopped pistachios, walnuts or hazelnuts would be good as well.


    2 years ago

    Very good quality photos! Voted!

    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 years ago

    These look so pretty and sound tasty! What do you think of maple extract? I've always wondered but never gotten it.


    Reply 2 years ago

    I don’t use it often, but I do like it in this really helps to give the cookies the flavor of a Nut Goodie candy bar.