Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies!

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Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies

 

My husband loves peanut butter and chocolate! My kids love chocolate and peanut butter sandwiches, they don’t tend to each much chocolate and peanut butter, until now!

The past treats I’ve made are filled with peanuts and chocolate and the kids don’t tend to like nuts, especially little Donavan. So I found a peanut butter cookie recipe with peanut butter filling inside. I decide to combine our love of chocolate with the peanut butter filling.

So I dug up my never fail chocolate cookie that is typically used with mini peanut butter cups, the dough is rolled in crushed peanuts and then drizzled with melted peanut butter chips. Knowing the kids don’t like the crushed nuts and one of them doesn’t like the peanut butter cups…why not fill this great (not too sweet) chocolate cookie dough recipe and stuff it with peanut butter! Voila! Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies!

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Easy Peanut Butter Filling

And the great thing about this recipe is it didn’t take me too long to pull together. The hardest part was making the peanut butter centers, very sticky as you can imagine, but once frozen worked great and was a breeze. I had 3 dozen cookies in under an hour!

The kids checked-in, while Brad and I caught up discussing the events of the day and the challenges of tomorrow! And did I mention, the kids checked-in, about 150 times during the process wanting a sweet bite after our dinner!

So if you’re looking for an easy and scrumptious bake any day of the week, mark this as your go too recipe, the results won’t stick around long!

Enjoy the Bake!

Trace

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies!

Easy Peanut Butter Filling

1 cup of peanut butter

1/3 cup of powdered sugar

1/4 tsp of salt

Combine completely and then form into 1 inch balls on cookie sheet with wax paper. Place in freezer while making cookie dough.

Cookies

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 squares (1 oz each) unsweetened baking chocolate

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

2 eggs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Combine chocolate chips and chocolate squares in microwave safe bowl and melt slowly at 50% power for about 2 minutes 30 seconds with 30 second intervals stirring your chocolate. Be careful not to burn. Cool slightly.

Combine your flour, salt and baking soda and set aside.

Combine sugar and shortening. Mix until crumbly. Add eggs one at at time, then vanilla. Mix well. Stir in vanilla.

On slow speed, slowly add your melted chocolate. Once fully combined with the sugar and egg mixture, add in your flour mixture and mix until blended.

Take a large tablespoon of dough, and roll out on a clean surface. Take your peanut butter frozen balls and place in the center and carefully wrap the cookie dough around the frozen ball. Pinch off excess. I measure my dough to 2.5 oz per cookie for consistency.

Place on cookie sheet, ad a salted nut on top for decoration and bake for 12 minutes. Don’t over bake. Let sit for 2 minutes and then place on cooling rack.

Enjoy warm or cooled. Be sure to have a ice cold glass of milk near by, you’ll need it! Delicious.

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 17.7g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 3.4g
Vitamin D 1mcg 4%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 70mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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