Monday, May 17, 2010

Magic Peanut Butter Middle Cookies

At first these cookies just look like plain chocolate goodness.
Then you take a bite and find.......

A creamy, delicious peanut butter middle. 
 
We love peanut butter in our house, we even eat it on our noodles.  I first saw this recipe on the Tasty Kitchen recipe website and I knew I had to try it. I finally made them last night and we LOVED them! They do take a little longer to make because you have to roll the peanut butter balls and then cover in chocolate. I made mine a little smaller by only using 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter filling and 1/2 Tablespoon of chocolate.
 

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Cocoa Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • ½ cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Butter
  • ¼ cups Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
  • ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ cups Peanut Butter

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together the sugars, butter, and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Slowly mix in the flour mixture. Set aside.
For the peanut butter filling, combine confectioners’ sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Beat together well. Roll filling into 30 small balls. Try to keep the balls all the same size—around 1 inch.
For each cookie, use 1 tablespoon of chocolate dough and roll into a ball. It helps to flour your hands first. Squish the ball of chocolate dough flat and place a peanut butter ball in the center. Wrap the chocolate dough up and around the peanut butter ball to completely cover. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass into white sugar and use the cup to lightly flatten the cookie balls. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Yum! I've definitely added this to my "to make" list. Thanks for sharing!

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