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Magic Peanut Butter Middles

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It’s fun to watch people take a bite of these chocolate cookies. They are always so surprised to find smooth, creamy peanut butter hiding in the center!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE COOKIES:
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ cups Cocoa Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups White Sugar
  • ½ cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Butter
  • ¼ cups Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • _____
  • FOR THE PEANUT BUTTER FILLING:
  • ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¾ cups Peanut Butter

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. In a large bowl, beat together the sugars, butter, and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Slowly mix in the flour mixture. Set aside.

For the peanut butter filling, combine confectioners’ sugar and 3/4 cup peanut butter. Beat together well. Roll filling into 30 small balls. Try to keep the balls all the same size—around 1 inch.

For each cookie, use 1 tablespoon of chocolate dough and roll into a ball. It helps to flour your hands first. Squish the ball of chocolate dough flat and place a peanut butter ball in the center. Wrap the chocolate dough up and around the peanut butter ball to completely cover. Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass into white sugar and use the cup to lightly flatten the cookie balls. Bake for 7-9 minutes.

(Recipe from Stephanie at allrecipes.com)

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kernswv on 5.20.2010

I’ve made this recipe from King Arthur Flour’s cookie cookbook.

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shanniebananie on 5.12.2010

These are amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

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kmm348 on 5.11.2010

These were amazing, a perfect chocolate and peanut butter creation!

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tjbaker on 4.26.2010

Theses are so good! I baked them on Friday and the whole batch was gone in 3 days. I love peanut butter & chocolate together.

Thanks for posting this recipe!

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dmcco01 on 4.12.2010

On the first day I made these, I thought they were too much work for cookies that were more sweet than flavorful. But by the next day, the cookies had mellowed into yummy bites of chocolately peanut butter goodness.

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ericame on 8.3.2010

I made these a few weeks ago and they were alright. The taste was very similar to a peanut butter cookie, but it was a lot more work. I had trouble getting the chocolate batter to surround the peanut butter mixture without cracking, and ended up with a bunch of left over peanut mixture. I just don’t think these were worth the extra effort.

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Christina on 6.23.2010

This is probably the recipe from here that I’ve made the most. Though I will say it’s a million times easier with my KitchenAid. I made a batch without and had a lot of trouble getting the chocolate dough to be the right consistency. I’m not sure what I did wrong.

Definitely take a lot longer than typical cookies, but I think it’s more than worth it.

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whiskit on 5.20.2010

WOW…these are SOOOO good! Very easy, but take longer than a typical batch of cookies because of the separate mixtures and rolling required. But the extra time is worth it! Would be a lot of fun to make with kids! Thanks for this!

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abarnum619 on 5.19.2010

Oh, I can’t even describe how amazing these are! So good! They are like a reeses cookie, but so much better! I will make again and again!

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