Snickers Thumbprint Cookies

Snickers Thumbprint Cookies are the perfect homemade treat to add to any holiday cookie tray. Soft & chewy peanut butter cookies topped with marshmallow nougat filling drizzled with melted chocolate and caramel.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword chocolate caramel cookies, christmas cookies for cookie swap, snickers dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 15 cookies (number may vary base on size)
Calories 317 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter stirred
  • 1 cup granulated sugar* can substitute with coconut sugar (see notes)
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 cup melted chocolate** use paleo friendly if necessary (see notes)
  • 1 cup caramel sauce can substitute with a healthier version (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted salted peanuts

Marshmallow Filling (can use healthier filling recipe (see below)):

  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon natural creamy peanut butter

OR Alternative Slightly Healthier Filling:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons natural creamy peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, peanut butter, and sugar together until smooth and incorporated.
  3. Form dough into 1 tablespoon size balls onto a cookie sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Press thumb into the center to create an indent. Bake in preheated oven for 7-8 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and press indent again if necessary. Allow the cookies to rest for 5 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely before filling.

Marshmallow Filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave safe bowl, heat marshmallows until completely melted then stir in sweetened condensed milk until smooth and combined. Stir in peanut butter then allow to cool slightly and thicken.
  2. For the slightly healthier filling, just combine the tahini, maple syrup, and peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Assemble cookies Spoon 1 teaspoon of filling and spread over the center of each cooled cookie. Drizzle with melted chocolate, caramel sauce and add a sprinkle of chopped peanuts. Allow to dry and set.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

For a healthier version:
* use coconut sugar instead
** melt paleo friendly chocolate
*** combine date paste+almond milk to create caramel

Nutrition Facts
Snickers Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 26g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.