Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies*

 

I could try to explain what I am feeling…but today Garfield just says it so much better:

Last week, after an extra long day at the gym, all I wanted was a cookie. And I knew the exact cookie I wanted. I had seen it a few days before on Picky Palate and figured that the workout I just put in should, at the very least, equal out a cookie or two. So I whipped up a batch of these Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies and was thrilled with the results. While mine may not have come out as pretty as Jenny’s…they still tasted amazing and I don’t know if I can ever go back to plain chocolate cookies (who am I kidding? I would never turn down a cookie).

I feel like I am in that episode of Friends where Ross’ Thanksgiving sandwich gets eaten…you know the special one that Monica makes that has a gravy soaked piece of bread in the middle? Well this cookie is like that…just with a moist, delicious, peanut butter cookie in the center of two fudge-y chocolate cookies. Amazingness. Make them soon, very soon.  P.S. I miss Friends!

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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

For the Peanut Butter Cookie Centers:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg

For the Chocolate Cookies:
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup cocoa powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.

For peanut butter dough:
In stand mixer, beat peanut butter and sugar. Add egg, mixing until thoroughly combined. Remove dough to a separate bowl. Rinse and dry mixer bowl for chocolate dough.


For chocolate dough:

Mix flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Set aside.

In stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until throughly combined. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.

To form the cookies:

With a small cookie scoop, scoop peanut butter cookie dough into your hand. With a medium cookie scoop, scoop chocolate dough on top and on bottom of peanut butter dough. With hands, press chocolate dough around peanut butter dough, forming into a cookie shape. Place onto prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart from each other.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until cooked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container for up to a week.

Adapted from Picky Palate

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16 Responses to “Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies”

  1. 1

    Maris (In Good Taste) — June 13, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    I myself (and I know I am the exception!) cannot eat peanut butter and chocolate together but I am thinking a nice buttercream filling with these delicious cookies!

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    Katrina — June 13, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    This is a brilliant idea! Yum!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 13, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    I can totally relate to those feelings! Love how your cookies turned out!

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    Blog is the New Black — June 13, 2011 @ 7:23 am

    Oh, love this combo! :)

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — June 13, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    I miss friends too! Your cookies look great. PB and chocolate are such a perfect combination.

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    ShopCookMake — June 13, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    I LOVE Friends too! Thay’s my favorite show ever, ever, ever…

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    Suzy — June 13, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I was JUST sitting here thinking that I wanted to make cookies…and then this popped up on my FB feed.
    I LOVE how you compared the pb center to the ‘moist-maker’! ha!

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    Sara — June 13, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I saw that same post on Picky Palate and now that I’ve seen you blog about them, that’s twice seeing this cookie and I really must make them now. It’s a sign, yes? YES!

    I also miss Friends but oddly enough I didn’t get into it until the last season. Before that I just never watched it, forgot to really and my friends didn’t watch. I just recently completed my collection with the purchase of Season 10–so sad I don’t have more to buy.

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    Joanne — June 13, 2011 @ 1:18 pm

    I miss FRIENDS also! They just don’t make shows like that anymore. Sad.

    I wish I hadn’t used all my peanut butter on some OTHER cookies this weekend. Although…I never turn down an excuse to buy more!

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    Paula at Dishing The Divine — June 13, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I saw these cookies on Picky Palate as well! Yours look fine! No complaints here! :)

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    JulieD — June 13, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

    I have recently become re-obsessed with this combination. Your cookies look awesome…must try!

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    Becky — June 13, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    Whoa – what a brilliant idea! And love the Friends reference : )

  13. 13

    Erin — June 14, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

    Everyone needs cookies!

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    Honeybee Sweets — June 17, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    These looks incredible. I just put them at the top of my ‘to make’ list. :)

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    Michelle — June 19, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    YUM~!

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    Jennifer — June 20, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    I miss “Friends” too!!! Now, don’t get TOO much like Ross and his sandwich otherwise you’ll need some anger management therapy….lol!

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