I like peanut butter, I like chocolate. These cookies were an instant hit. Jill made them for me--I'm forever in her debt! They are not difficult cookies but you must pay attention to the recipe. I only say this because I have been known to get sidetracked. So read the instructions, stay on track and you will have the best chocolate/peanut butter cookie ever.
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup peanut butter
To make the 'chocolate' cookie. Mix together the flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Beat sugar, butter, 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and egg. Stir in flour mixture just until blended--don't over mix.Chill dough.
To make Peanut butter filling. Combine the confectioners sugar and 1 cup peanut butter. Blend well. Roll filling into 30, 1 inch balls. Freeze balls for at least an hour.
This recipe make 30 cookies so form the chilled chocolate dough in a log. Divide into 30 pieces. Or if you can think of a better way to get 30 cookies let me know!
Working with 5 cookies at a time (keep the rest of the peanut butter balls in the freezer, they thaw quickly and are difficult to work with) flatten the chocolate cookie. Put the frozen peanut butter ball in the center of the cookie, wrap the ball completely with chocolate dough. Roll in sparkling sugar and flatten with a small glass.
Bake cookies at 375 for about 7-9 minutes. The cookies will be set and starting to crack. Repeat process for remaining cookies.
Cool cookies on a wire rack--serve with a tall glass of milk. This is one yummy cookie, enjoy!
Jill will you make these for the wedding weekend??