Chocolate Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies

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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
Instructions:
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.

Makes 12 cookies


41 comments:

  1. This is similar to some cookies I make at our bakery. I call them OMG Cookies, because that's what people say when they bite into them!

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  2. Yum! These cookies are great. Somehow I didn't have a single peanut butter item for Easter yesterday.

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  3. Yum! These look delicious Emily - the pb/chocolate combo is always a winner in my book :)

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  4. These look great! Your pb stuffed pb cookies are still one of the best things I've made. Love them! My Easter was super boring too. I made coconut cake and just chilled with my parents. But truthfully I wouldn't have it any other way.

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    1. Aww you're so sweet! That makes me happy that you like those cookies. That sounds like a good Easter to me. I love coconut cake! And parents.

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  5. You seriously just can't ever go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter!! Ever ever ever.

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  6. These are gorgeous. And sinfully amazing. I want every single one!

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  7. I'm going ga-ga for these heavenly stuffed cookies!

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  8. oh yes! these look like heavenly pillows :) fabulous. good luck eating at all your favorite restaurants! definitely a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it ;)

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  9. These cookies look divine! Plus, I have a question. Do you let the butter/flour mixture cool before proceeding to the next steps? Also, I've never seen this done (meaning cooking flour with butter) in a cookie recipe. What purpose does it serve for the finished product? (I know that was two questions, but it's April Fools Day, so that's okay, right?)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! Nope. Just add the mixture to a mixing bowl. It'll cool a bit while you sift your dry ingredients.

      I've used this technique a few times. I use it when I don't want cookies to "spread" too much. The flour absorbs the melted butter and sort of "holds" it.

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  10. You know...I have a huge bag of Reese's eggs in my freezer that I'm trying to ignore, and you go and remind me of them with these cookies. I'm blaming you for my inevitable Reese's binge! :)

    These look awesome!

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  11. Oh my! These look devine. Must try them.
    Glad you had a great Easter

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  12. OMG. Best combo ever. Must make immediately. :)

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  13. These are making me drool right now!! They look amazing! I love stuffed cookies.

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  14. These look divine, I doubt there is a combination more perfect! Beautiful photos :)

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  15. These look incredible! I haven't been able to connect to your blog for the past couple of weeks. Finally back... was that just me? Reading back now, so I will probably find out.

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  16. Oh.my.yum. Those look absolutely INCREDIBLE! MMMM.....

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  17. Hi Emily, the peanut butter seems to have melted into the cookies. What could have gone wrong?

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  18. Hi Germaine, I'm so sorry! That's such a bummer! I hope you will try to make them again. I've been thinking about what could have happened. It could be because we used different peanut butters. Or, your powdered sugar may have weighed less than mine. There's a reason why I should post the weight measurements for all ingredients! The cornstarch in the sugar prevents the peanut butter from melting. You might also try chilling the peanut butter balls in the freezer for a while before wrapping with the cookie dough.

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    1. I did stick the peanut butter balls in the freezer for a bit because they were too soft to manage. I will try these again cos I adore peanut butter!

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  19. I have made a similar cookie....but yours looks so much better! :)

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  20. I made these but the chocolate mixture was pretty dry and crumbly. And then when it cooked it got worse and sad to say but I ended up throwing them out. The only change i made was using splenda but I've never had problem with using it before.

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  21. When do you add the cooked dough? Am I missing this step?

    Thanks!

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  22. I just made these cookies.. changed it a bit .. but delicious we love pb chocolate combo .. usually do it with brownies but cookies.. mind blown

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  23. Hi! Do you have any recommendations for high altitude adjustments?

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