March 15, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

I came across these cookies last week, while perusing blogs.  I was so intent on making them, that when I finally looked for the post that had them, I couldn't find it.  So then I did a search, and found tons of variations on this famous recipe from Better Homes & Gardens.

I love the combination of Chocolate and Peanut Butter, and the kiddos had so much fun rolling the peanut butter balls inside of the chocolate balls. The turned out great, and were a huge hit...so if you're craving chocolate and peanut butter open up your pantry and make these yummy cookies!!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Peanut Butter Filling:
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons course sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl beat together butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with mixer. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls about 1-1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

3. For peanut butter filling, in a medium mixing bowl combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter until completely smooth. Shape mixture into 32 (3/4-inch) balls.

4. On a work surface, slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter filling balls.

5. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.

6. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 8 minutes or until they're just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool.

4 comments:

  1. what the what!?
    checking my pantry right now to see if i have all the ingredients...
    these may be my undoing....

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  2. pps
    i love that font that you use for the titles of your posts.
    typerighter style.
    you are a cool lady

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  3. these look so good..
    crazy good.

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