Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

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 egg
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?? 


Beth said...

My girls would love these cookies! Chocolate and peanut butter is one of their favorite combinations.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Oh, yeah!!! I made these years ago...and they were a huge hit! Thanks for the reminder to add these back to my baking list :)

Nedra said...

I am going to have to try these! anything peanut butter is a big hit for my daughter's family.

Angie's Recipes said...

My husband would love these cookies!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Who doesn't love peanut butter and chocolate, especially when they are put together in such a clever way.

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

A cookie inside a cookie! How clever. I need to adopt a daughter to make me cookies. ;)

Unknown said...

I will definitely be making these soon!

Unknown said...

Whaaa!? These might be the most amazing thing I've ever seen.

Julie said...

Oh wow. These looks delicious. Peanut butter surprise? Yes, please! Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!


Ang said...

Oh my. I mean, OH MY!! These look so amazing! I'm stopping over from Marvelous Monday and just had to pin this - I will be making these soon! Come visit me at

Jocelyn said...

Oh my!!! These look fantabulous!!! I adore peanut butter and chocolate a little too much:-) What a fun cookie!!! Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday. These cookies are being featured:-)

Jaime said...

Anything that combines chocolate & peanut butter in one is a winner in my book! These look wonderful!!

I'd love to invite you to share this recipe at my link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

Hope you had a great Monday!

Barbara Bakes said...

My peanut butter lovin' kids would especially love these. They look great!

melissa @ said...

OMG! These look amazing - I love surprises!! :) Found you on Trick or Treat Tuesday! Thanks for sharing :)

xx melissa @ mamamiss

Sue said...

These cookies look FANTASTIC! Thanks for the recipe!

Savannah said...

Wow, what great looking cookies. Thanks for sharing these. Would you be interested in joining my cookie recipe series that I am hosting in late Nov and early Dec? Here are the details - said...

Tall glass of milk indeed! Yummy cookie! Thanks for linking to One Creative Weekend!

Amber @ said...

These look so fun & delicious! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #8.
~Amber @