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.
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
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.
We are just three girls having fun in the kitchen. My name is Kim. I am married to my ever patient and terrific husband and we have two gorgeous little girls, my assistant bakers. I love to bake and I love to share new ideas and what I have learned. I hope you enjoy my adventure in baking (and occasionally cooking) as much as Im sure I will.