Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies Ingredients:
1/4 cup unsalted butter + 6 tablespoons, divided use
1/2 cup all-purpose flour + 1 1/2 cups, divided use (65 grams and 200 grams)
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (or semisweet)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; whisk in 1/2 cup flour until combined. Continue to cook and whisk for 1 minute. Transfer buttery dough ball into a large mixing bowl.
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, sugar and vanilla to large mixing bowl with dough ball. Mix on medium speed until creamy and well combined - about 1-2 minutes. Mix in egg and water until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in dry ingredients and chocolate chips until just combined. Chill dough in refrigerator while you prepare the peanut butter balls.
Add peanut butter into a large mixing bowl; sift in confectioners' sugar. Stir mixture until well combined. Divide into 12 balls.
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Divide cookie dough into 12 balls. Flatten each ball, place a peanut butter ball into the center, and wrap dough around ball so that it's hidden. Divide the 12 cookie balls onto two cookie sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes, or until crisp and slightly crackled.