Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

This is a really fun cookie recipe I found in a magazine (can't remember which one) while on jury duty. I got around to making it yesterday and liked it! The only recommendation I have is to make it when you have time and are in the mood to bake -- it's a little more involved than just plopping cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.

The name of these cookies in the magazine was peanut munchies. I didn't like that name, but you can change it back if you want!

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients for the chocolate dough:
1 1/2 C. all purpose flour
1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 C. butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. peanut butter
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Ingredients for the peanut butter filling:
1/2 C. peanut butter (I had to use a little more pb)
3/4 C. powdered sugar

Directions for the chocolate dough:
1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda; set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and the 1/4 C peanut butter. Beat with mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla - beat well. Beat in the flour/cocoa mixture. Shape dough into about 32 balls, set aside while you make peanut butter filling.

Directions for peanut butter filling:
2. In bowl, combine powdered sugar and 1/2 C. peanut butter with mixer until smooth. Knead by hand if necessary. (Mine turned out kind of dry and crumbly, so I added a little more peanut butter.) Shape into about 32 balls.

Putting it all together:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Flatten a chocolate dough ball in your hand, place a peanut butter ball in the middle and shape the chocolate dough around it to form a ball - completely covering peanut butter ball with chocolate dough. Repeat with remaining balls.

Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheet, flatten with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake about 8 minutes, leave on cookie sheet about 1 minute after taking them out of the oven, and then transfer to a rack to cool.

1 comment:

Katrina said...

I have got to tell Tamara about these - she is a chocolate & peanut butter freak!! I met your bro.-in-law at Diane's mom's funeral last week. I could see the family resemblance - he was pretty funny too! He told me to tell John that he said something wrong just to try to get a reaction out of him. Aaaaah brothers!! :)