Monday, March 15, 2010

Magic in the Middle Cookies

There were a lot of steps in making this cookie.  While I was working on them I thought, there is no way Im making these again!  But when I tasted them, I wavered and I think there is a chance I will make them again.  Although I may wait until the girls are old enough to help so we can get an assembly line going! :)  They taste like a cookie version of a reeses peanut butter cup.  They were really good.  Except the chocolate cookie part was a bit dry, so next time I will either put an extra Tablespoon of milk in the dough, or use another dough, like a chocolate crinkle dough.  So if you have some time on your hands, give them a try, Im sure you will like them. 

Magic in the Middle Cookies (from king arthur flour)

Chocolate dough:
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c sugar (plus more for dipping)
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c softened butter
1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Peanut butter filling:
3/4 c peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
3/4 c powdered sugar

*Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.
*In a large bowl beat together the sugars, butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy.  Beat in the vanilla and egg.
*Add the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

*Make the filling by combining the peanut butter and powdered sugar and mixing well.  Shape into 26 1-inch balls and place on a wax paper covered cookie sheet.

*Shape the cookies by taking a Tablespoon size of the chocolate dough, rolling it in a ball and making an indention.  Place a filling ball in the indention and and bring the dough around the filling to completely cover and seal, rolling it to smooth it out.
*Roll the filled dough ball in sugar to completely cover.
*Place on a cookie sheet and press with the bottom of a glass to flatten the ball a bit.
*Bake at 375 degrees for about 7-9 min.

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