Sweet creamy peanut butter surrounded by a soft chocolate cookie. There’s a little surprise to them that’s really fun! These Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies are perfect for any cookie exchange or potluck. And anyone who loves peanut butter cups will adore these soft surprise cookies.
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We love cookies
I guess I’m on a big cookie fix (I have a few cookie recipes lined up and ready to share). Maybe I need comfort food. Maybe I need something that’s just sweet and kind. Whatever the reason, these have been a favorite cookie for many years, so I thought I’d share them with you. I first saw them in an issue of Better Homes & Gardens about 10 years ago. I’ve made them many times since then. They are super impressive, and really not difficult at all.
Notes about the recipe:
I find it easiest to get 32 balls out of the dough by cutting the dough in half (each piece is 16), then in half again (each piece is 8) and in half again (for 4 pieces), and twice more for 1 piece each. Do the same thing with the peanut butter mixture to get 32 pieces.
The dough and the peanut butter mixture are very thick, and will most likely need to be mixed by hand. You may wish to start the mixing with an electric hand mixer or stand mixer.
Check out some of my other cookie recipes
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Lemon Sandwich Cookies
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
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Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies Recipe
Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Cookies
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup sifted powdered sugar
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, the ½ cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and the ¼ cup peanut butter with an electric mixer until combined. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Beat in as much of the dry ingredients as you can with mixer (as the mixture will be very thick). Stir in remaining dry ingredients by hand. Form chocolate dough into 32 balls about 1 ¼ inches in diameter. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar and remaining ½ cup peanut butter until smooth. Shape into 32 (¾-inch) balls.
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Slightly flatten a chocolate dough ball with the palm of your hand, and top with a peanut butter ball. Shape the chocolate dough over the peanut butter filling, completely covering the filling. Roll dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining chocolate dough and peanut butter filling.
- Place dough balls 2-inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets or cookie sheets lined with Silpats. Flatten dough balls with the bottom of glass dipped in remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
- Bake cookies in a 350° F oven for 8 minutes or until the cookies are just set and surface is slightly cracked. Let cookies stand for 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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Oh my gosh, that’s my kind of cookie! These are a must make during the holiday season for sure!
I love recipes like this that are best done by hand. These cookies look gorgeous – the contrasting colours has me sold on them
Those two flavors are my absolute favorite. These cookies look so delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I’ll be making these for the holidays!
Chocolate and peanut butter is the ultimate combo. These are going on my Christmas cookie making list.
My son’s favourite sandwiches at the moment are peanut butter and chocolate spread, maybe I’d better make some of these…
pretty much anytime there’s chocolate + peanut butter, I am in!! These cookies look fantastic
These look so stunning and delicious! I love this combo, almost more than anything. I’ll have to give these a try!
Boy my family flipped for these cookies! The little surprise in the center sold them and I know it’s going to be one of my most requested cookie from now on.
Great cookie, I just made them. I recommend that you make the peanut butter for inside the cookies first then the chocolate dough. My dough dried out a bit sitting while i was dividing the choc dough then the peanut butter filling. I will make them again!