Monday, June 27, 2011
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter has to be one of the greatest dessert combinations ever invented. These cookies are more proof of that fact. Grab a glass of milk and enjoy!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar
In a medium bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup of the peanut butter; beat with mixer until combined. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much flour mixture as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour mixture. Shape dough into 28 balls, each about 1 1/4 inches. Set aside.
For the filling, in a bowl combine powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 cup peanut butter. With mixer beat until smooth; knead by hand if necessary. Shape into 28 balls.
Preheat oven to 350F. On work surface, flatten a chocolate dough ball; top with peanut butter ball, completely covering peanut butter ball; reshape into ball. Repeat with remaining balls.
Place balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in the 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 8-9 minutes. Let stand 1 minute, then transfer to racks to cool..
Source: Better Homes and Gardens, March 2007