Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

I love cookies and I practically live off peanut butter and chocolate so naturally this recipes appeals to me. I actually found it hiding in my bookmarks a few weeks ago, long forgotten. Scanning the ingredients list I realized I had all that was needed to make these little delightful morsels. I’m very glad I did because they reminded me of how comforting a warm cookie and glass of cold (almond) milk can be. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Chocolate and peanut butter just taste like happiness.

Texture: The cookies are soft yet slightly crumbly which perfectly contrasts the thick, sticky peanut butter.

Ease: A little more hand-on and time consuming than regular drop-cookies because you have to stuff each cookie and flatten it
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Appearance: Like Reese’s in cookie form.
Pros: Scrumptious, fun, and creative cookie.

Cons: The dough is slightly crumbly, making it a little difficult to work with.

Would I make this again? Yes!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
Adapted from Liv Life
Makes 32 cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the sugars, butter, and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg, beating to combine. Stir in the flour mixture, combine well. Set dough aside.

In a small bowl stir together the powdered sugar and remaining 3/4 cup of peanut butter until smooth.

Break of tablespoon-sized pieces of dough and flatten with your hands. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter into the center of each dough round. Wrap the chocolate dough around peanut butter center, pressing to seal. Place dough rounds about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Flatten dough to 1/2-inch thickness with the bottom of a flat spatula or glass. Bake 7-9 minutes, or until set.

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17 Responses to “Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies”

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    Blog New Blacxk — August 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    A cookie I can get behind. ;)

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    Caroline — August 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Anything chocolate AND peanut butter! Sign me up! :-) I love your milk glass and straw too. So cute :-)

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    Kim - Liv Life — August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    These are one of our all time favorites!! My mom made them for my son years and years ago and now they are the most requested around here. She will be so excited that someone else made them!!! Your photo is like a magazine…. nicely done!!

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    Maris — August 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Although, I cannot eat choclate and peanut butter together I am sure this is a fantastic cookie! Love them both separate tho!

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    Lauren @ KeepItSweet — August 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Cookies, peanut butter and chocolate… what more do you need in life?

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    cocidodesopa — August 26, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Gorgeous with a glass of milk.

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    Senora H-B — August 28, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Thank you SO much for posting this. I am eating my way through a batch of them…

    • handleheat replied: — August 29th, 2011 @ 1:58 am

      Yay!

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    Tres Delicious — August 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Sound like a choco krinkle but the stuff is made from our peanut butter family favorite. I love it.

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    Russell van K — August 28, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    These cookies look scrumptious! I love the idea behind wrapping the peanut butter in the cookie. And lovely shot. Where did you get that adorable milk jug?

    • handleheat replied: — August 29th, 2011 @ 1:58 am

      Sur la Table!

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    Samantha — August 28, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I made these this weekend and they are fantastic! Plus everyone thinks that you're amazing for getting the peanut butter INSIDE the cookies :)

    • handleheat replied: — August 29th, 2011 @ 1:58 am

      So glad to hear that!! :) :)

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    Lindsay — August 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Yummy yummy yummy! This recipe combines my two favorite ingredients, peanut butter and chocolate. I'm gonna be making these soon.

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    Shelly — September 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Just made these!!! AMAZING! :)

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    Ami — November 28, 2011 at 12:38 am

    So I tried these and they are yummy. But can you tell me how thin they were before you filled them with the peanut butter filling? I ended up with 18 cookies and probably half a cup of peanut butter filling left over because I was having SERIOUS crumbling issues. I used whole wheat pastry flour, would that cause such crumbling?

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