Chocolate peanut butter filled cookies

Monday, July 9, 2012

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I was thinking a few days ago, of when I really started cooking…  I always cooked… french fry’s were my specialty from the ages of 9 till I was 12 and then I started with pancakes, muffins and burning beans… when I was first married, I had three kids in four years,  and boxed dinners I made a lot..  I would hang around the fridge section in the grocery store… there they sell cookies, brownies, biscuits, fresh pasta… (how fresh is that stuff really??)  Pretty much everything they sold there I bought… My homemade stuff didn’t taste as good as that store bought stuff…

When I started giving up the premade food, the cookies were the first to go…  My favorite was the filled ones.. The chocolate chip cookies filled with fudge… caramel , so on.. I don’t know if they sell them anymore, and now that I have found this recipe I could care less…..

But be warned… this is not a scoop and bake recipe, this is a roll this out… roll that out.. flatten, smoosh, roll and then bake.. and when everyone inhales them in less time it took to make them…

You will know it is worth making them all again.

In medium size bowl add your flour, coco , salt and baking soda

Then in mixing bowl add your sugars, ¼ cup peanut butter and butter

Beat the sugars and butters together until smooth, creamy and fluffy…. 

Add egg and vanilla

Add the dry ingredients and beat well

Dough will be stiff… 

Now for the filling,

Peanut butter, confectioner sugar. Mix well.

Filling on the left, base on the right…

With a tablespoon of dough, roll it out

Flatten and then add one teaspoon of filling in middle

Smoosh dough around filling careful not to smash the filling up to much..

All done… but ugly… so we

Roll it all again..

Do this two dozen more times…

I just dipped the bottom of a glass into some sugar and lightly pressed down… kinda sloppy, I know…  bake 8 minutes..

Grab one before the kids swoop in and leave you none.


Chocolate peanut butter filled cookies

1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Peanut butter Filling:
3/4 c. sifted confectioners' sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter
2 Tbls. granulated sugar
How to make it

Preheat oven to 350
Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl, beat together butter, 1/2 c. granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 c. peanut butter until well combined. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Gently mix in the flour mixture until incorporated. Form the dough into 1 inch balls and set aside.
For the filling:
Combine confectioners' sugar and 1/2 c. peanut butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Form into 1/2 inch balls.
Gently flatten the chocolate balls. Place peanut butter ball in center of chocolate doughand carefully fold chocolate dough aroung the peanut butter filling. Roll back into a ball.
Place balls on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches a part.
Place the 2 Tbls. granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. Using a flat - bottomed glass dipped in the sugar, lightly flatted the chocolate dough balls.
Bake cookies for 8 minutes, until the surface begins to slightly crack. Let cool for 1 minute on the sheet. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely.


kathy said...

You almost(just almost) make me want to get in the kitchen again with your super yummy delectable recipes!

HaggyHouseWife said...

I am just gonna have to try even harder then..

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