Tuesday, September 7, 2010

TWD: White Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprints



Peanut Butter cookies are a staple in our house, so this week I couldn't resist adding a fun and tasty twist. I used the recipe for the PB criss-crosses but made them into thumbprint cookies. Then I filled half the cookies with raspberry jam and the other half with white chocolate ganache. I am really pleased with how pretty they looked and how easy they were.

Taste-wise, I can't pick a favorite. You can't outdo the classic PB & J but then again, it's hard to beat creamy white chocolate that melts into buttery-smooth bliss on your tongue.



Thanks to Jasmine of "Jasmine Cuisine" who selected this week's Tuesdays With Dorie recipe: Peanut Butter Crisscrosses on page 78 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.

36 comments:

Brenda said...

What a great idea Tia!!! They both look delicious but I think right now with my morning coffee I'd like a pb and jam one. :o)

Jennifurla said...

Oh I would kill to try both of the flavors you made, what a great idea

Danielle said...

These look really cute! They're the perfect size too.

Natalie said...

oh my gosh I LOVE this idea! Definitely doing this next time I make pb cookies!

Joanne said...

I ADORE the white chocolate twist! Such a great idea!

Flourchild said...

Oh mama ..Im hungry now..great looking cookies!

Peggy the Baker said...

Your cookies look terrific! I love the white chocolate ganache idea--

cindy said...

Wow! You took a 5 star cookie to the next level. I want one with white chocolate. Beautiful photos.

Kimberly Johnson said...

Great idea to make these into PB&J thumbprints! They look fantastic!

Peggy said...

Oh those are just beautiful! I love the idea. So creative. Mine did turn out pretty round. I tried to measure them so accurately!! I had a few that were not so pretty though that did not make it for the photo shoot. I want to try yours!!

Madam Chow said...

This is a BRILLIANT idea. Beautiful cookies!

Leslie said...

You're right, it would be impossible to chose a favorite with those two flavor combinations! They look so much prettier than the traditional peanut butter cookies.

Jessica said...

Great idea! Who doesn't love PB&J??

The Mortensens said...

What a great variation! I'll have to try that sometime.

thymeandspace said...

Oh man, can I have a couple? Please? Pretty please?

Katy said...

Love the thumbprints -- what a fun idea!!

Jennifer said...

TIA! These look amazing!!!!

jillbert said...

Both kinds look great! They're really pretty and very creative.

Criollobylisa said...

You're killing me! You're really, killing me! Great job!

Rachel said...

cute idea to make these into thumbprints! and white chocolate peanut butter--yum!

natalia said...

Ciao Tia !! Your cookies aren't cookies anymore they are pasticcini !! (little pastry) Wonderful !

Jasmine said...

Your cookies look great! What a wonderful idea to fill them with chocolate and jelly. I must try these sometime. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Jane said...

The peanut butter and jam never quite took off here in England - i remember trying it as a child and gagging! But this looks like an interesting way to combine the two, and those white chocolate ones look fantastic!

Shandy said...

I LOVE your cookies with the two fillings. I can see why it would be hard to pick a favorite when both jam and white chocolate sound amazing together. YUM!

Piggy said...

The cookies with raspberry jam must be yummy, you're so creative!

Nichi said...

Genius with the thumbprints... pb and jelly yumminess!

Mary said...

They look gorgeous--both fillings. Mmm, peanut butter and raspberry jam are so great together.

sarahe said...

great idea--these look awesome!

Missy said...

I will try it at home! YUM!

Missy
http://throughanindielens.blogspot.com/

Katrina said...

Wow, what a fun idea for these cookies! And yum!

Liz said...

Oooh, what a good idea. Being a dark chocolate fiend, I think I'd love these with a chocolate ganache. Nom nom nom.

Damaris said...

all this peanut butter is really making me miss the U.S. No peanut butter in Brazil :(

Jeannette said...

these look fab!

spike. said...

those are so fun! love the white chocolate one

TeaLady said...

What a great idea. My biggest innovation was to add Chocolate chips. Love the idea of the thumbprint.

Savannah, Acts of Sweetness Ambassador said...

These look a-mazing! Peanute butter + anything = love!

It would be awesome if you were to share this post (or any others, all good!) with our baking community over on the Redpath Sugar facebook wall. I know that a lot of people will eat this up!

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Thanks for sharing ! :)