Monday, November 23, 2009

Because You Asked For It

Each year, around Christmas time I bake lots and lots of cookies to give to friends and family as part of their Christmas present. Last week, I blogged about trying out a new cookie recipe. I think this one will be included in this year's Christmas cookie batch! Usually, I make about six different types of cookies. I was surprised that an overwhelming number of people e-mailed me for the recipe. Here it is! Enjoy!Chocolate Peanut Butter-Filled Cookies

Chocolate cookie batter
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c softened butter
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Peanut Butter Filling
3/4 c confectioners' sugar
1/2 c peanut butter

**You will also need some granulated sugar to dip a glass into and then press the cookie balls to flatten them**

Preheat oven to 350

Sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

In a large bowl beat together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/4 cup peanut butter until well combined. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well. Gently mix in the flour mixture about 1/3 at a time until incorporated. Form the chocolate dough into 32 balls.

For the filling

Combine confectioners' sugar and 1/2 cup peanut butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Form into 32 balls.

On parchment paper, gently flatten each chocolate ball. Top with peanut butter ball. Carefully fold chocolate dough over the peanut butter ball and seal the edges. Roll dough into a ball.

Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Lightly flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. I decorated the cookies with three chocolate chips placed in the center of each cookie. I used some white chocolate chips, some dark chocolate, and some milk chocolate. This was how the cookies were presented at my friend's house, so I tried to reproduce the cookies the exact same way. I think it was a successful attempt! :)

Bake cookies for about 8 minutes,until the surface begins to slightly crack. Let cool on cookie sheet. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.


J at said...

I so wish someone in my house would eat these, because they look heavenly. We're on a low to no sugar kick, sadly. Enjoy one for me, K?

Deb said...

um. yum yum to my tum tum. i need to make these.

caninecologne said...

hi c - thanks in advance for the accolades i am sure to receive for these cookies! thanks for sharing your recipe!!!!

i can't wait to make husband is a PB fan! he will LOVE these cookies!

Team Aro!

C said...

I would love to go on the low sugar kick with you guys! I don't usually eat food with much sugar, but with Christmas around the corner and all the baking I'm having to do...GAH!! LOL!

C said...

Let me know how they turn out for you :)

C said...

LOL! Oh, you crack me up!!! :) Love it! My hubby's a PB fan too. He loves PB and chocolate together. We don't usually have any nuts, peanuts or nut products in the house because the two older nieces have nut allergies, but since they aren't at our house often anymore (one's a tween and the other is a teenager), we do have PB in the house again. I love PB too.

Team Aro!?!?!

Aro did look creepy, but he wasn't as scary as I imagined he'd be.

caninecologne said...

hi c - omfg - what a great performance from michael sheen! he was brilliantly campy! ha ha!

"how delightful! beller is alive!"

(lightly clap your hands together as you say this)

actually, TEAM PAUL (ALEX MERAZ)!!!! Yowzah!

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C said...

HAHA! You are so right! It was pretty brilliant! I need to see the movie again! It was soooooooo much better than Twilight (I still loved Twilight though...just because!).

What did you think of Jane?

caninecologne said...

hi c- jane looked cute and creepy at the same time. didn't like that she actually verbalized her power by saying 'pain' as she used her mind powers to hurt edward. maybe they wanted to emphasize her powers? but if the viewers have read the books, then they would already know. anyways...

"She confounds us all!"

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Lara said...

Thanks for posting the recipe!! I actually did a major search online for one and found one similar though I didn't try it yet because I wanted to get on chipits to put on top like u did! Will be baking up a storm this weekend!!!

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