Monday, July 26, 2010
Cookie Recipe #205 - Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolate Cookies
A chocolate cookie filled with peanut butter-another recipe for you lovers of peanut butter and chocolate (myself included). The cookies and filling seemed a little dry; I think it's because I used chunky peanut butter. If you use creamy peanut butter, I believe the cookies will be moister.
Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 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, 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter, granulated sugar for sprinkling.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 cup peanut butter until combined. Beat in flour mixture until thoroughly incorporated. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls (should have 32); set aside.
For peanut butter filling, in a medium bowl stir together powdered sugar and the 1/2 cup peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 3/4-inch balls (should have 32).
On a work surface (or in the palm of your hand), slightly flatten a chocolate 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 remaining balls.
Place on ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Lightly flatten with your fingers and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 8 minutes or until cookies are set and surface is slightly cracked. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 32 cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book Of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.