Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cookies

31 Mar 2013

Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cookies




Every time I pull out the tub of peanut butter, I feel a little sad. I have friends who have crazy peanut allergies, and I can't believe they cannot eat one of the best things that has ever happened in the world of food.

I can eat peanut butter everyday in sandwiches, with apples, or my personal favorite, with a fork straight out of the tub. So when I make them something for their birthday, I'm always careful to keep my peanutbuttery hands away from anything that will later come into contact with my friend with such an unfortunate allergy.




Luckily, I have a friend whose birthday is coming up, and matches my love for peanut butter. This obviously means that I must make something FILLED with the stuff. And this time, it will litterally be filled with it.




So if you have a tub of peanut butter just calling out to you, waiting to be used, I would highly recommend these cookies. They are surprisingly easy and, more importantly, absolutely delicious.





Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Cookies:
 -1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 cup white sugar (+more for rolling)
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 egg

Filling:
-1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
-3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


Directions:

    1.   Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    2.   In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa and baking soda until fully combined.
    3.   In a separate bowl, beat together the sugars, butter and 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until fully combined. Stir in the flour mixture until fully incorporated and set aside.
    4.   In a medium bowl, mix together the confectioners' sugar and 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.
    5.   Scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten in your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place in the center of the flattened cookie dough. Wrap the dough around the peanut butter filling and press to seal.
    6.   Roll the cookie in a ball and roll in sugar. Place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet.
    7.   Bake for 7-9 minutes. Let stand on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then move to wire racks to cool.




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22 comments:

  1. I too love PB! The cookies look delicious - chocolate and PB is one of the best taste combinations ever. I wonder if it would work with crunchy?

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  2. I am a huge peanut butter fan. Lost night I ate banana slices dipped in peanut butter just to take the edge off my craving. However these little cookies would be fantastic. Do you know that you have your comment section locked down? I no longer have a wordpress active account buy had to use this just to leave a comment.

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  3. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter combo ! Love those gooey yumminess :D

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  4. I love this delicious looking combo in cookies :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  5. yummy filling & great cookies!!

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  6. I haven't made these in ages, but I remember them being fabulous.

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  7. I'm so glad I don't have peanut allergies. These look delicious!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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  9. Oh yummy! I just bought the new jar of PB on weekend and only 1/4 is left.. :D

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  10. I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter, though I occasionally do enjoy it, but I love the peanut butter and chocolate combination! These peanut butter filled cookies sound like a really good idea- and they look really tasty too!

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  11. This is such a simple and great recipe. I am sure it taste as good as it looks!

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  12. I totally swooned when I saw these cookies! These are going to be an instant favorite!

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  13. I have been on a peanut butter kick lately...I'm eating it everyday. I wish I had one of your cookies now! They look perfect. Especially with a tall glass of milk!

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  14. You know what Cathleen, I watch too much American TV and that's where I learnt how to eat peanut butter straight out of the bottle. And I love it!

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  15. thank u so much for coming by and providing your comments... :) i feel we both are the same - i started cooking as a necessity and now it's like an obsession, and i love to cook anything sweet more than savory!!! :) these cookies look amazing... gladly following u... :)

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  16. Chocolate and peanut butter match perfectly! They look adorable!

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  17. Hi Cathleen, very addictive cookies. Nice pairing chocolate and peanut butter. :)


    Have a nice week ahead.

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  18. I love peanut butter! I have been eating a lot of Justin's brand honey peanut butter, yum! These cookies look awesome.

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