Chocolate Peanut & Biscuit Butter Thumbprint Cookies (vegan or vegetarian)

Chocolate Peanut & Biscuit Butter Thumbprint Cookies (vegan or vegetarian)

DOR & TAN chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies

Thumbprint cookies taken to the next level, bite size decadence and simplicity all in one. Also so incredibly easy to change up the ingredients to create cookies to your personal taste. This recipe only takes 15 minutes to prep, 15 to cook so you'll be abundant with delicious petite four cookies ready for a little fika in no time at all! Hint hint to anyone in need of a present quickly for a birthday or valentine, thumbprint cookies are your answer. 

DOR & TAN chocolate peanut butter thumbprint cookies vegan vegetarian

I made our cookies 3 ways to suit different tastes, but this time we will be making chocolate and biscuit butter thumbprint cookies. This combination is perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and love the taste of chocolate and peanut butter together. I made this version for my partner as he absolutely loves peanut butter cups.

DOR & TAN chocolate and peanut butter thumbprint cookies vegan vegetarian

This recipe makes 30 cookies and has easy swaps for vegan and vegetarian options too.




  • 100 grams salted or unsalted, melted vegan spread or butter (if salted don't add teaspoon of salt to mix)

  • 150 grams packed dark brown sugar (other two recipes use 160 grams)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt  

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 tablespoon smooth applesauce (vegan option) or 1 large egg yolk (vegetarian option)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 210 grams natural unsweetened peanut butter, at room temperature

  • 125 grams all-purpose flour

  • Cocoa Powder

  • Lotus Biscoff Spread (I used smooth)




  • Preheat your oven to 180c and line baking tray with greaseproof paper. 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together butter, salt (if you used unsalted butter), brown sugar and baking soda. Make sure your mixture is well combined you shouldn't be able to see any streaks. Add either applesauce or egg and vanilla extract and whisk again till combined. Add Peanut butter and whisk for the last time until homogenous.

  • Add the flour and, using a spatula, fold gently until just combined. The dough should look and feel soft and slightly greasy. 

  • Portion the dough into 1inch diameter balls by rolling the dough between your hands. Or you can use a #60 sized cookie scoop if you have one. Make sure your dough bowl is covered with a damp tea towel if your not using it immediately as it tends to get dry if left out.  

  • On a plate or in a bowl pour out Coca powder to roll and coat each of your dough balls. Once coated place on your lined baking tray with 1inch between each ball. 

  • Place baking tray in the oven and bake for 9 minutes. Once out of the oven use a teaspoon or a thumb to make indents in the center of each cookie. Neatly fill each indent with 1/2 teaspoon of biscoff spread.

  • Return cookies to the oven for a further 4 mins or until the surface looks matte and dry to the touch. Do not remove your cookies from the baking tray until cooled as they will be very soft but harden and crisp as they cool.    

  • Store in an air tight container, at room temperature these cookies last 3 days or 2 weeks in the freezer. 


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