Thursday, July 21, 2011

peanut butter filled cookies

Though Adam doesn't like chocolate cookies, I was craving some a few weeks back so I made some anyway. He wasn't excited about it but when he tasted it, he said they were good and has since requested them so I know this one is a keeper. :o)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies




1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided

1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 egg

3/4 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.


2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.


3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugars, butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture and stir to combine, blending well. Set aside.


4. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.


5. Pull off a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Roll the cookie into a ball and roll the cookie in the sugar. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about a 1/2 inch thickness.6. Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Thanks! They look good and you did them so pretty. I copied that recipe...all ingredients I have on hand. Looks like it would be a good Christmas cookie too! love,andrea

Dmarie said...

anything with chocolate and peanut butter gets my vote. just finished making some choc/peanut butter muffins; yet here you have me craving your cookies!!

Valerie said...

Yay for finding something you both like.:) This is almost exactly the recipe I made in April. Funny!

Tiff :o) said...

Did you try making them Andrea?

Same for me, Dmarie....love pb&c!

Valerie, that's pretty funny. I remember seeing those now and really wanting some. I guess it got in my brain and I didn't realize where I saw them.

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