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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Peanutbutter surprise cookies

Recently Hilary came up with another great cookie recipe.  She agreed to let me take some pictures and to share the recipe here on my blog.  She has made them a couple of times now and I've really enjoyed them.  Typically I am not a fan of chocolate cookies (everyone knows chocolate is for women) but apparently I've been around ladies enough now that I am enjoying some chocolate things.  These cookies get two thumbs up from me!  Hope you enjoy them too!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
(Hilary’s recipe)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together sugars, butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture and stir to combine, blending well. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.
Pull off a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten with your hands. Take about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of the chocolate dough. Wrap the chocolate dough around the peanut butter center, pressing to seal.
Roll the cookie into a ball and roll the cookie in the sugar.
Place cookies on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass, flatten each cookie to about a 1/2 inch thickness.  Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack.

1 comment:

  1. YUM!!!!!!!! i am mentally going through our cabinets to try and see if i can make these today after church :) the only thing i'm concerned about not having is the creamy peanut butter! blasphemy, i know. i will have to check :) thanks for sharing the recipe, dad and hilary! i like trying new recipes these days!


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