March 06, 2020

RECIPE: Peanut Butter-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

I'm not a baker. Like, in any sense of the word. I will admit that I'm a good cook, but when it comes to baking, I somehow mess up SOMETHING in the recipe and it doesn't turn out.

However, I managed to make some cookies that were actually amazing. I love the chocolate/peanut butter combination, and when I saw this recipe, I couldn't resist. It's like a peanut butter cup, only in cookie form. So perfect!

Anyway, when I do bake something that turns out delicious, it's worth sharing...

Here is a printer-friendly version of the recipe!

This recipe is originally from the Taste of Home Winning Recipes book.

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup powdered sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugars, and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix until uniform. The dough will be thick. Divide the dough into 24 pieces, and flatten each piece into a small circle, about 3-inches in diameter.

In a mixing bowl, blend powdered sugar with remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Again, dough will be thick. Roll into 24 balls, about 1 inch diameter, and flatten slightly.

Place one peanut butter ball on each chocolate circle; bring edges of chocolate dough over to completely cover peanut butter ball (dough may crack; reshape cookies as needed).

Place cookies seam-side down on un-greased baking sheets. Flatten each cookie very slightly with your hands or the bottom of a glass.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool. Make sure you cool completely before eating. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

And because I'm counting calories/WW PointsPlus, I actually calculated the info on these. Here ya go! This is the nutrition info for one cookie:


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