Peanut Butter-Banana Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

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Peanut Butter-Banana Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

2/3 cup peanut butter chips
1 small ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, microwave peanut butter chips until melted - about 1-1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in mashed banana until combined, and place bowl in freezer to cool.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook for 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter browns and starts to foam. Remove pan from heat to cool.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together browned butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and gradually beat in flour until combined.

Roll dough into 12 big balls. Flatten the balls to 1/4-inch thickness in the palm of your hand. Divide spoonfuls of peanut butter-banana mixture and place into centers of dough; wrap dough around pb-banana mixture. Place balls onto cookie sheets and make a criss cross pattern onto each ball, using a fork. Evenly sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake 10 minutes or until light golden around edges, but still soft. Cool 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Makes 1 dozen big cookies

59 comments:

  1. wow, those cookies look DE-licious!!

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  2. My favorite flavor and topping? I'm afraid I have none. I can't get into froyo. What's the point? It doesn't taste as good as ice cream and it's stillfull of calories and sugar. I'd rather just eat a little less ice cream and be more satisfied.

    Or better, yet, eat some of these cookies. Keep the chocolate and pb recipes coming! Everyone is doing seasonal fruits these days. Give me my favorites!

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  3. My favorite frozen yogurt place here in Chicago is Red Mango. My boyfriend and I always share a large with mochi, yogurt chips and whichever fruit we feel like at the moment. Mochi is definitely my favorite topping though. Yum!

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  4. Either your froyo place is super cheap or you did not get enough froyo :) I never share and mine is never less than $6! Now I'm embarrassed..

    Amazing looking cookies by the way--no complaints from me about all the pb & choc!

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  5. This will call for a stop on our next trip to the Branson area. Your concoction made my mouth water...as well as the cookies!! Yeah!

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  6. My favorite froyo is the tart original flavor topped with coconut and mangoes. It is awesome.

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  7. Your cookies are picture perfect! They look great. I would have gone for the same flavors as you for the froyo, but I tend to add a little fruit just to pretend I'm taking the healthy route...!!

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  8. Those cookies look perfect - so moist and delish!! I wish there was a fro yo place like that in my city :-( I never get fro yo.

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  9. Oh, you're killing me with all the PB + chocolate. Yum, yum, yum!

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  10. These cookies look SICK and positively perfect!

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  11. What an awesome combination. I've made cupcakes with these flavors and they're dynamite. Love your cookies!

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  12. my favorite fro yo toppings are strawberries and reeses/butterfinger/heath bar... it sounds a little weird, but the chocolate/pb/strawberry combo is actually wonderful! my favorite froyo flavors are CHEEESECAKE (oh my god), peanut butter, and red velvet. anyway -- strawberries and raspberries are compatible with candy. try it :)!!

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  13. I am always amazed by how little frozen yogurt there is in Seattle. This is a very health conscious city and you would think it would be on every corner. But instead we have coffee. Maybe it's the weather? Who knows. If we had a self-serve place nearby, I would set up my bed inside and eat it all day long. I am a total purist. Just plain.

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  14. whats up with those spoons? i would have hated those. yes, i would have gone with as much pb cups as possible. lol

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  15. We just got an Orange Leaf in Little Rock, and I LOVE it since I could only get tart froyo in metropolitan areas before. It's so fun to pick out your own flavors, but you should also try original tart; it's the one that started it all! I also like mochi (chewy tapioca balls) as my froyo topping; unfortunately, our Orange Leaf here does not have it yet.

    I also want to say that I love the food and adventures on your blog and have been reading for a while but only recently got a blogger account. I especially like your blog because I'm originally from northern AR and remember lots of fun times driving up to Springfield :).

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  16. These cookies look amazing. One's where I know I would eat way too many.

    I'm envious, we don't have self serve yogurt here!! I love frozen yogurt and like you, I would have gone for the candies. I am a Heath Bar fan myself.

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  17. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! The cookies you created are out-of-this world delicious and gorgeous looking! I could easily crumple up one of your cookies on top of some delicious cheesecake flavored fro yo!

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  18. These cookies look sooo delicious and seem to be a really easy recipe to make!

    Great blog :)

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  19. So I officially live in the last place to get one of these fro-yo shops, now that you have one. So jealous!

    I would probably de-healthify it just like you, so I'm no help! Actually that's not true, I've really come to appreciate the simple, tart flavor of Greek yogurt with just a little honey and some nuts or granola. But maybe not quite as much as I love chocolate, peanut butter and bananas!

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  20. emily, that looks really good! however i do wish u would post something seasonal like berries! ahhaha

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  21. Mine is vanilla yogurt with peanut butter chips, yogurt chips and Capt'n Crunch!!! We have a few of these by the house and let me tell you...it's deadly!

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  22. I don't even like bananas but those cookies look amazing!!

    Self serve ice cream hasn't hit Indiana yet (at least not that I'm aware of) except for at Chinese buffets . . . and it's either vanilla, chocolate or swirl. It looks like lots of fun and I'll have to remember that next time we go out of town!

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  23. No frozen yogurt here, unfortunately. Those cookies though, look like prime comfort food- they're speaking to me with all of my favorite flavors. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  24. Um wow?! The cookies look delicios...and the yoghurt looks like soft serve ice cream :D

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  25. I thought your last cheesecake was the best thing ever, but obviously I was wrong. How yum do these cookies sound?!!

    I can't believe that your yogurt was only 3 bucks. Around here, that would have been 9 dollars. That's the only problem with these places, you have no clue what the damage will be until you get to the register.

    You did a good job with the toppings. You don't need any coaching.

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  26. square spoons = awesome. and yes, that sneeze guard is awkward, but aren't you glad it's there? :)

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  27. wow!!! those cookies are leaving me speechless. I think if I made them that they would be dangerous to keep around. However, I have to make them...nothing beats chocolate, peanut butter, and banana!!

    I do the same thing at frozen yogurt places....I always load up on the peanut butter cups! I do throw in a few pieces of fruit, but I don't think that negates the candy! haha

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  28. You're really diggin' on PB. :)

    That looks like a pretty cool place. We go to TCBY a lot. Love their smoothies.
    ~ingrid

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  29. woah. look at those cookies. totally making these soon! to counteract the fro yo ;) my fav is pomegranate or original flavors with raspberry and mango, maybe coconut too, or raspberry and dk choc chips... i haven't had it in so long i need to get there asap!

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  30. You are so speaking my love language. Yum on the cookies and the yogurt. Looks like a really happenin' place.

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  31. There are a couple of frozen yogurt places here in the Boston area but they are not self serve. A tiny place called Berry Line open in Harvard Square a few years ago. They only offer three flavors per day...original and two others that are constantly changing. The lines are out the door and long in the warm months. The product is yummy but a small with one topping is close to $4. It is really lo calorie...only 25 per once and fat free.BUt of course, all the toppings are available to amp up the calorie count!

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  32. I LOVE the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I also LOVE the combination of peanut butter, chocolate chips and banana. Both are amazing. yummmmmy.

    We have a pump-it-yourself yogurt place that opened up right by my work, and it's dangerous. I drive right past it on the way back from lunch every day and always tell myself, 'if there is a spot right in the front, I'll get some.' It usually happens about once a week, so that's pretty sweet. I always get vanilla yogurt with blueberries and Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips. the chips are TINy little things...like mini minis, and they go really well with the blueberries. Delicious!

    If I'm feeling absolutely amazing and treating myself, I'll get the cake batter ice cream (it's like heaven but only 'low fat', not 'fat free' like the vanilla) and I'll mash up peanut butter cups and put them in there. I like the chunks REALLY small. Omg. Sooo good.

    I might have to get some today!

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  33. Craving cookies and yogurt now thanks to you:)

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  34. I love Tart frozen yogurt with granola and strawberries! But, i'm really on a coconut kick right now so next time, i'm adding that!

    I totally agree that I think it should be fresh and healthy
    but for some reason at TCBY i can ONLY order white chocolate mousse with cookie dough?!

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  35. I go all out too, never choose healthy toppings. We don't have self-serve ones here, so the attendant lady always looks at me weird!! The cookies look great :)

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  36. I have stumbled across your blog and saw that you went to Orange Leaf. I am a fellow Springfield dweller and I LOVE orange leaf. Ever since they shut down tcby I have been craving good frozen yogurt and now we have it! yay! your blog is really fun!

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  37. I have been in the mood for chocolate and peanut butter lately, too. It just sounds so good... I don't care if it's summer!

    These sound so fantastic. I love peanut butter mixed with banana :D

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  38. I have to say I would have gone for the chocolate candy on the frozen yogurt as well... come on... its CHOCOLATE!

    Your recipes look so great, and I am going to try it this weekend. You should have a cook book. I would buy it.

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  39. Thanks everyone!

    Rachel, ah, I see your reasoning. I think I'd prefer ice cream too!

    Jenny, I've never had mochi before. Sounds good!

    Natalie, haha. Maybe we didn't get enough??

    Jane, it's on Republic road in Springfield.

    Jeanette, Mmmmmmm.

    Tara, Mmmmmmm.

    Dana, I like the sound of a coffee shop on every corner. I could get use to that. I'm going to move there.

    Webmailaddress2, (: I will try the original tart flavor. Thank you for the recommendation.
    I'm so glad you found my blog. Thank you for reading!

    Deutsch girl, mmmm capn crunch.

    Sue, that's true. I was expecting our yogurt to be much more!

    Grace, you're right! I was glad to have it there. :)

    Nancy, I'd love to try that place. Hopefully I'll make it to Boston someday!

    Amie, that sounds like some real temptation! The cake batter flavor sounds delicious. I have the same problem with Andy's frozen custard - I drive by it every night after work. I love that place.

    Dapper, I love, love white chocolate mousse! I miss TCBY. :(

    Cailyn, we should get some Orange Leave sometime! MMM. I miss TCBY too. They used to have one in the mall. And there was that one on Glenstone.

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  40. I love getting plain or cookies and cream fro yo and then add strawberries, bananas, and mochi. Sometimes, I'll add slivered almonds or yogurt chips if I'm in the mood for it. :)

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  41. self serve fro-yo? how have I not heard about this??? and those cookies are such a fun idea!

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  42. I am so going to try to make this! I love self serve we have to in two miles from our house and I am a frequent customer!

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  43. Those cookies look amazingly good!
    Favorite fro-yo combo is vanilla with strawberries, pineapples, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup =D

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  44. Ahh so jealous you got a self-serve fro-yo place--LUCKY!!

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  45. Um, those cookies look AMAZING!!!! "drool" I have that fantastic black Target platter!!!!!

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  46. Recipe/yogurt idea: Add some small pretzel rods and slices of fresh banana into the oikos carmel delight! Enjoy and thanks for all your recipe inspiration!

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  47. Hi,

    I love your blog! This recipe was fabulous...i'm now obsessed with it lol. As far as frozen yogurt - Im loving the plain vanilla with strawberry and granola topping, its the perfect treat on a summer day. Anyways, great blog. Feel free to stop over to my blog, "Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake", at www.fontgirl.wordpress.com.

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  48. Hey You! I haven't visited in a while. Looking amazing!

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  49. These look ultimate to me! Three of my favorite flavors/combos!
    Favorite fro-yo--cookie dough with vanilla yogurt. I know, surprise! ;)
    When I do force myself to get the fruity ones, I do like them.

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  50. WOW Frozen Yogurt is the best thing since idk what....I'm so dissapointed that we dont have any shops in my area. My fave flavor is mango or coconut topped with coconut shavings :)...brit

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  51. OMG, look at that delicious cookie interior. Yum-eee! And if it makes you feel any better, my cup would look exactly the same, only with ice cream instead of froyo! ;)

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  52. Those are pretty impressive looking cookies. And I wish we had an Orange Leaf here - Sizzler iecream toppings are always cheapo versions of jelly beans and smarties that don't taste good.

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  53. Oh, these are DEFINITELY on my cooking list for the week! I don't think there's any combination better than peanut butter and chocolate . . . other than sticky coconut rice and mango . . . or maybe caramel and anything. But, I digress. I just can't describe in words how much I love your blog . . . your recipes seem to come right out of my foodie heart and your sense of humor makes me think we were separated at birth. Seriously, if I weren't a happily married woman, and you weren't happily on your way there yourself, I'd want to marry you! :-)

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  54. I love this idea Emily - how creative and such a perfect flavor combo!

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  55. Hey - I think chocolate and peanut butter is good year round!!

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  56. I don't even know how you think these things up. Amazing. The pictures make it look so gooey and delicious!

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  57. I made these the other day and boy they were amazing. The batch lasted two days... Thanks for that :)

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