Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Peanut Butter Munchies

I came across this recipe not to long ago as I was browsing for some good cookie recipes. And I knew right when I saw it that I would defiantly have to try making these cookies. I've always love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate; the two combined is so comforting and delicious that you'd kick yourself.

The thing with peanut butter, like I've said many times, I try to never have it because peanut butter is really one of my weakness. When I have a little, I want a lot. And peanut butter isn't necessarily something you can have in big portions. However, peanut butter put into ONE cookies can help me to limiting myself.

I was so excited to make these cookies because I just couldn't wait to try them. I tried to make every cookie perfect as I rolled them into they're balls, which was hard at first, but then I got the hang of it. I was just sure to really flour the surface where I was making the cookies. Which I recommend doing!! These cookies require a little work, but are totally worth it in the end.

The smell in the kitchen as they baked was mouth watering. And once the cookies came out, I was jumping up and down like a little child in a candy shop, excited to try the cookies. The cookies were very soft and extremely delicious that you can't just have one! I'm dead serious when I say this... I think these are the best cookies that I've ever had.


For Chocolate Dough

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

For Peanut Butter Filling

3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and peanut butter with an electric until combined. Add egg, milk and vanilla; Beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining dry ingredients by hand with a wooden spoon. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls, about 1 1/4 inches in diameter. Set aside.

3. For the peanut butter filling, in a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Shape mixture into 32 balls.

4. On a work surface, slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter ball, completely covering the peanut butter mixture. Roll in a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter balls.

5. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tablespoons of white sugar.

6. Bake cookies for about 8 minutes or until they're just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookie stand for about 1 minute before transferring cookies to a wire rack to cool.


EthidiumBromide said...

Ironically enough, I just made these last night. I have to say that I was not impressed, particularly based on the amount of work. They're certainly not HARD to make, just a pain because the dough is really sticky, and I have some much easier recipes that come out tasting much better. I may consider trying them again with sugar cookies on the outside rather than chocolate, though...

Brilynn said...

Those look fabulous, I like that it's a filled centre.

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

peanut butter & chocolate is a classic flavor-combination; but even better? peanut butter & carob!! yum!! especially in cookies... and peanut butter is chock-full of healthy fats, protein, and other essential nutrients, so don't be so hard on yourself about it! :0)

bakeorbreak said...

I made these earlier this month. They are decicious!

Patricia Scarpin said...

These look so good!

Deborah said...

I LOVE peanut butter and chocolate. I want some!!

Anonymous said...

hi, may i know the 350 degrees is in celsius or in Fahrenheit?


Anonymous said...

Those cookies look amazing! What a nice surprise it would be to dig into one of those!

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