Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies {naturally gluten free}

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren's Latest 2 Random thoughts about me and my life- Part I

1. I’m starting to get a cold sore. It makes me sort of want to swear.

2. The Bachelor makes me want to date my husband all over again so I can go to Fiji, go on helicopter rides and get a big fatty diamond ring.

3. Just to be clear, I want it to be just me and him….not involve a bunch of other girls. When girls see a nice guy with dimples and big muscles….puh-lease. They become catty and promiscuous and I’d want to punch them all in the throat. I’m all about the ratings. Haha.

4. My kitchen renovation is being completed in stages so we can pay as we go and still fix other parts of the house simultaneously. We are currently in the ‘make Lauren crazy with the 14,000 piles of miscellaneous crap’ stage.

5. This may or may not be the death of me. I may kill someone. I mean, no I wouldn’t.

6. I guess it’s a good thing we’re doing this before the baby so I don’t have a nervous breakdown.

7. Actually, I’m not gonna make any promises on that.

8. My Gap maternity jeans were worth every penny.

9. So were my sweatpants.

10. I sometimes feel bad for my husband who has to put up with me. Pregnancy = hormones = unexplained emotions.

11. Yesterday, I made him these cookies because I love him {but really to buy myself a week more of crazy that he’d have to deal with.}

12. It’s totally working.

13. Chocolate and peanut butter are the way to my husbands heart. It has never not worked.

14. I’m his wife. I know ALL.

15. I regret taking these to my husbands office yesterday because I’m a selfish pregnant lady. #notashamed

16. Have you noticed me using that hashtag a lot more these days? YEAH. It’s because I’m a selfish pregnant lady! #notashamed.

17. I do believe you will make these and DIE of pure ecstasy. Pretty sure that’s going to happen.

18. Sea salt + Nutella on ANYTHING will bring world peace. I’m almost 100% sure. Make ’em. Love ’em.

Here’s how you make them:

ingredients1 Start out with all your cookie ingredients in a bowl…

ingredients 2 and stir. REALLY HARD, I know.

cookie dough Scoop that onto your baking sheets and get them in the oven.

baked Our new house came with an oven that is either on the cooler side or one that is perfectly normal. The last two places we’ve lived, the oven was hotter than the sun so I’m really not used to this normal business…

baked 2 Anyways, once you pull them out, keep them on the hot baking pan for 5 minutes and then either punch a girl in the throat a hole into the center with the end of a spatula or your thumb. My fingers are currently the size of Pringles cans, so I used the back of a rubber scraper.

nutella Now comes the good stuff, ya’ll!

nutella 1 You’re going to drop a 1/2 teaspoon of nutella into each hole! Chocolate and peanut butter make my world go round.

salt WAIT. There’s MORE! Grab a little salt…

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren's Latest and sprinkle away! You don’t want too much, but enough to make a slightly salty difference.

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren's Latest 1 Now, bite into a warm one and let the nutella ooze, baby! ¬†And just like that, my husband can’t live without me.

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies from Lauren's Latest 3 These were so amazing, you guys. Make these tuh-tuh-tu-day junior!

Here’s the printable:

Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies {naturally gluten free}

These are the bomb dot com. Chocolate and peanut butter is the best combo ever.

Yield: 2 dozen small


1 cup chunky natural peanut butter {like Adam's}
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup nutella
sea salt, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat. Set aside.

In large bowl, stir peanut butter together with sugar, egg and vanilla until combined. Scoop onto prepared baking sheet using cookie scoop. Bake 10 minutes, until cookies have slightly flattened and are not shiny. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Press thumb into the center of the warm cookie or use the back of a utensil to create an indentation. Spoon in 1/2 teaspoon nutella into hole and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve.

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36 Responses to “Salted Nutella Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies {naturally gluten free}”

  1. #
    Emma — January 17, 2013 at 1:05 am

    ummm Im not sure if I should hug you or hate you for this one Lauren! Holy deliciousness girlfriend! Ah-mazing!


  2. #
    Kathryn — January 17, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I need these cookies in my life.


  3. #
    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — January 17, 2013 at 4:19 am

    These are so cute! They look delicious and I’m sure they taste amazing too :)


  4. #
    Amy @ Paint Wine Repeat — January 17, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Ugh. I wish I was at home and could make these uh-mediately. Thanks for the awesome sauce recipe!


  5. #
    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — January 17, 2013 at 6:37 am

    YAY for gluten free treats!!! Bonus that they are adorable!!


  6. #
    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — January 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

    They look amazing. I agree that anything salty sweet can save the world. Nutella, chocolate, you name it! These are so getting made sooner rather than later!!


  7. #
    Jill — January 17, 2013 at 7:56 am

    These look so great! So easy, and so yummy!


  8. #
    Julia — January 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Those look amazing! I love thumbprint cookies & these are a great new version to try.


  9. #
    Michelle — January 17, 2013 at 10:34 am

    OH wow. those look so good. I’m on day 16 with no sugar so I should pretty much just stay away from your blog. I hope you post before and afters of your kitchen renovation!


  10. #
    Cheri — January 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

    They don’t just look amazing, they are. Yes, I am one of “those” co-workers…thanks for sharing… even if it was (understandably) with regret!


  11. #
    Megan | Eats Daily — January 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Haha I’m sure your fingers don’t look like Pringles cans, but it sure put a funny image in my head!
    Oh and these look great!


  12. #
    jenna — January 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    i want these so bad rigtht now! they look dreamy! the addition of salt is a great touch!


  13. #
    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I love all things Nutella and these cookies are on my list to make!


  14. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I need these right now!


  15. #
    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — January 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    These look awesome! Sprinting to the store to get Nutella (I’m miraculously out!)


  16. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — January 18, 2013 at 6:02 am

    That Nutella on top is sucha great idea! I would punch those Bachelor girls in the throat too. #notashamedeither


  17. #
    Phi — January 18, 2013 at 7:10 am

    These look SO GOOD! Can’t wait to try them!


  18. #
    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — January 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

    LOVE!!! Maybe i’ll make some this weekend!! :)


  19. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — January 18, 2013 at 7:37 am

    I seriously love these right now. And even more so that you use coarse sea salt because I cannot for the life of me mind fleur de sel anywhere than online.


  20. #
    Rachel @ the Avid Appetite — January 18, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Maternity clothes in general are totally worth every penny! You know what else? Appropriate undergarments! I don’t think I’ve ever felt anything as life-changing as upgrading my unmentionables throughout my pregnancy :)

    These cookies look AWESOME! Yum!


  21. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — January 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I get cold sores a lot too and they suck :( I hope yours gets better really fast! And same with your renovation :) But make more of these in the meantime and you’ll be golden! They look awesome and I love that they are gluten free! So amazing!!


  22. #
    Diana K. — January 18, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Just finished (stress-)baking this. Great way to calm the nerves, and it’s so simple!! Family loves it^.^


  23. #
    Rhonda_g — January 19, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Those look fantastic!!! And no your fingers aren’t like Pringles cans but more like Vienna sausages you know those little cocktail sausages lol just kidding can’t wait to try these ill probably make them today!


  24. #
    Kristina — January 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    NO I will not make out with you!!

    okay, for these cookies, yeah I would, tu tu tu TODAY, junior!

    I love the added salt… I can almost taste these now – as soon as I get my hands on some nutella I WILL!


  25. #
    Heather B — January 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    My seven year old daughter made these today and they are AWESOME! Will be a regular GF treat in your family!


  26. #
    Amanda — January 21, 2013 at 5:33 am

    We made these for my cousin, who was just diagnosed with Celiacs disease, absolutely loved these! Thanks for recipe!


  27. #
    Margaret — February 5, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    These are in the oven right now! Gap maternity jeans are totally worth every penny, I agree


  28. #
    Kristin — February 8, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    yummm! those look delicious and so easy!


  29. #
    Kelly Brughler — May 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

    1. These look amazing and I’m going to add them to my daughter’s birthday party goodies! And 2. I get cold sores too and they make me want to swear too! As soon as I feel that tingle, I take a good L-Lyseine pill. Take 7 of them. They almost always stop from popping out if you catch it early.



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