Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

Adapted from BHG/Midwest Living Magazine/Joyce Jandera

  • For Cookie Dough

  • 1-1/2 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • For Cookie Filling

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter

  • 3/4 confectioners sugar

  • In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; blend well. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, butter, and 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and eggs; beat well. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside.

  • In a small bowl, (preferably a vintage Pyrex mixing bowl - I’m kidding! Just seeing if you’re paying attention) combine filling ingredients and blend well. Roll into one-inch balls.

  • For each cookie, with floured hands (I didn’t flour my hands and it worked out fine, and probably a lot less messy), shape about 1 tablespoon cookie dough around one peanut butter ball, covering completely.

  • Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet (I lined the sheet with parchment paper). Flatten slightly, as these cookies don’t really spread!

  • Bake at 375 degrees for 7 - 9 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool on wire racks.

Prep time:20 min

Cook time:10 minutes



Keywords: cookies chocolate peanut-butter


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