Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies



  • 100g Nutshed smooth peanut butter, plus 3 tbsp extra for the tops. Also works great with Nutshed chocolate peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 260g plain flour
  • a pinch baking powder
  • ½ jar Follain raspberry jam, traditional recipe and nothing but fruit both work perfectly.


1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan 160°C or gas mark 4.

2. Place the peanut butter, eggs, sugar and vanilla into a food processor or stand mixer. Mix until smooth, add the flour and baking powder, mix until it sticks together and forms a ball. 

3. Roll the dough into 20-25 walnut-sized balls. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Push your thumb or a teaspoon into the middle of the cookies, wet your thumb or teaspoon slightly if sticking to the dough. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

4. Add 1/4tsp of jam into the indent on top of cookies before baking and bake for 8-10 minutes*, until they look dry, and starting to crack. Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.

Leave to cool on a wire rack, if you can resist.