Linda's Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

11 December 2012

Linda's Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

If you love Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you will definitely love these!  Rich chocolate cookie outside, creamy peanut butter fondant inside.

Leave a big plate of these for Santa and remember his reindeer.

Also make sure to visit Linda's blog, The Lemontree for more fun stuff.  

Linda's Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

Chocolate Outside:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbs milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Peanut butter inside:
  • 3/4 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

For chocolate outside
In large mixing bowl cream together butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat well.
Mix together in smaller bowl the flour, cocoa, baking soda, t hen add to creamed mixture and beat in as much as you can with your mixer. Stir in remaining dry mix with wooden spoon. 
Form the chocolate dough into a ball about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

For peanut butter inside
In medium mixing bowl combine confectioner's sugar and peanut butter until smooth.  Shape this mix into 3/4 inch balls..

On a work surface, slightly flatten chocolate dough ball and put the peanut butter ball in the middle of it. 
Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling and completely cover it. roll into a ball and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Lightly flatten these with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes until they are set and slightly cracked. Remove from oven and let them stand for a minute or two before removing them to wire racks to cool.   Makes about 2 dozen.


B.R. O'Dell said...

This recipe didn't turn out quite as I had hoped. I guess the directions sort of confused me with the shaping of a ball. I made the chocolate dough into a ball but than I made the peanut butter into a ball...just a mess.

Could I suggest pictures of the process for those of us who are more visual?

Judith Hannemann said...

Sorry this didn't turn out for you. As this is not my recipe, and I didn't make them, I really don't know what to tell you. I posted these for my neighbor and granted, the directions are *not* the best. She herself has a blog and it's called The Lemon Tree, and maybe she took photos for a step-by-step process. I just photographed her finished product and posted the recipes she supplied to me. If you'd like to make them again, I know she will reply to you and maybe let you know what she did.


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